In 2001, Vince Heuser moved his concrete business from Kentucky to Florida to meet the demand for skilled wall pourers. It was a lucrative seven-year ride, until the bottom dropped out of the new construction market in 2008. Suddenly jobless, in an industry with no foreseeable future, Vince returned to Kentucky to reinvent himself. He went to work for a garage door company, thinking he could eventually buy a franchise.
When Ted Puzio opened his electrical service business in 1995, his office was a 1990 Dodge Dakota pick-up truck with a cap, until the president of Advanced Auto Parts gave him a big black van. Ted said, “How much do I owe you?” “Nothing,” he replied.
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When Jim Clark sold his award-winning company to private equity in March of 2022, 74 bidders were standing in line to make a deal. With 32% market share in the area he served in Charleston, South Carolina and its surrounding counties, Jim had reached “service utopia,” something only 1% of the industry accomplishes.
OP Almaraz works inside multi-million-dollar mansions in Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Bel Air, California. His clients are business managers, estate managers, and insurance brokers who speak to him on behalf of their clients. Their clients are celebrities and other high net worth homeowners whose homes have been damaged by smoke, water, and mold.
Gabe Wade was a plumber’s helper and ditch digger in high school. Eager to keep learning and doing things right, he got his plumbing license when he turned 21. Gabe is now the third-generation owner of Triple Service in Mendota, Illinois, working alongside his high school sweetheart, Michelle, his wife, and business partner.
DJ Folkes says he’s never satisfied with the success of his company. “I hold myself to high standards, with a constant challenge to do better and grow as a person and as a business.