What do you love most about your job?
Design and Build. We will go the extra mile to make sure our clients' projects are completed on time and smoothly. I joined the construction industry because of the godlike feeling you get after finishing a new project. Arriving at a cleared jobsite with nothing and then leaving that same jobsite a year later with a new structure is an incredible feeling. That sense of accomplishment and pride needs to be infectious and handed down to our next generation. Let’s take the time to teach the next generation the right way to produce the results we are after. Owning the company does not produce the pride. The pride comes from leaving a part of yourself on every project you work. I love going back to projects I built years ago and the memories I have of every one of them. The men and women I worked with. The things that went wrong, the things that went right. I have met more memorable characters on job sites than any place in my life. My goal now is that a new generation of young people develop and build the same memories.
Construction success is based on the “team.” Contractors really do practice the axiom, “Together Everyone Accomplishes More.” Construction companies, projects and crews are perfect for the individual who likes to share the pressure, sweat, excitement and diligence with others.
Construction practices an equal employment opportunity AND an equal PROMOTION opportunity. New workers are taken seriously by their owners and leaders, and you can bet that if leading a department, a crew, a project team, a division, heck, even a company is in your wildest dreams…those dreams might not be so wild!
Construction companies build and remodel some of the most iconic, beautiful and most meaningful buildings, parks, bridges, hotels, yadda yadda yadda. Think about the house or apartment you live in was built by a construction company. All of the trees, plants, flowers, grass and lights were put in by a construction company. That hospital that took great care of your friend, or that church you go to, or that school you went to, all of these were built by construction companies…and the people who worked as construction workers.
What inspired you to start your own business?
My goal from day one was to help people realize how their company can be more successful by:
Understanding their company’s identity
Identifying their capabilities
Exploiting their talents
Growing their business in a controlled manner
Establishing a business plan (and reviewing it often)
Acknowledging their failures and understanding their weaknesses
As a construction professional with over 30 years of experience, I learned that my weaknesses defined my opportunities. Perhaps we should avoid projects where the size and scope are beyond our current capabilities. Delivering a project on time and within budget without the right expertise, manpower and equipment rarely works out. Finding the right projects allows all of us to be more profitable and will result in a stronger industry. No company can do all things for all people. With a strong network, we can assure our clients that we will deliver a successful project every single time.
Why should our clients choose you?
1. We offer affordable prices.
2. We listen to our clients and their home improvement needs so they get the best solution.
3. Our team is highly trained, to provide quality workmanship
4. Our office is expertly trained to provide all services necessary, such as permits and plan checks, to get the project completed on time. Our personnel know how to handle unexpected obstacles that may occur with the city and/or other government requirements.
5. We have our own in-house architect and engineer, for new construction and garage conversions.
Can you provide your services online or remotely? If so, please add details.
We provide services on site. All work regarding the earthwork for a project. The scope of the site work package can vary considerably, however the term “site work” normally references all excavation, backfill, etc. for the project. In addition to all the earthwork required on a project the inclusion of miscellaneous items such as retaining walls, paving, concrete walks and patios, landscaping, erosion and sedimentation control, etc. can be included. The site work scope of work is in many instances, all the scope of work activities on the exterior of the project. Site utilities are normally included as well as the excavation and backfill for the electrical site lighting, the irrigation, etc. on the project. Depending on the project, a large site work contractor maybe selected as the general contractor on a large site work project. This responsibility would be determined based upon the amount of actual earthwork required, in comparison to the overall scope of the project.
Site work contractors are normally the general contractor on a highway project, large erosion control projects, landfill capping requirements, salt shed construction, etc. A large successful site work contractor has a large inventory of equipment and normally employs a substantial number of employees. The financial burden of a site contractor is large, in comparison to many of the other trades, and they are usually backed financially, by substantial equity.
What changes have you made to keep your customers safe from Covid-19?
Our team is required to wear masks.
Understand and follow CDC guidelines.
Place restrictions on travel.
Develop screening measures for employees who have recently traveled.
Instruct employees to stay home if they are feeling sick.
Place restrictions on in-person meetings and other employee gatherings.
Encourage employees to work from home if feasible.
Train all employees on the 6-ft distancing rule, no handshakes, etc.
Establish thorough cleaning protocols at offices and job sites.
Increase availability of cleaning supplies and handwashing stations at offices and job sites.
Donate N95 respirator masks to local hospitals.
Tell elected officials to put partisan bickering aside in this very critical moment of national crisis.
Establish dedicated and empowered COVID-19 response teams.
Stay up to date on both federal and local COVID-19 developments.
Maintain clear, honest and ongoing communication with employees and subcontractors, and perhaps clients and suppliers.