Scott Acton: Forté Specialty Contractors

Meet Scott Acton CEO of Forté Specialty Contractors.
Scott Acton

Las Vegas

How did you first get into your profession?
I followed my grandfather and father’s footsteps. They both created world famous attractions at Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Sea World. I started small…in the shop pushing a broom!

If you had to choose another profession, what would it be?
Ride designer at Disneyland. I grew up around amusement parks and love the feeling you get watching others experience a new attraction for the first time.

What business advice would you give someone just starting in your industry?
Perseverance. Know the difference between temporary defeat and failure!

If you could stop time, what’s the one moment you’d want to relive over and over again?
One night I came home late and found a letter my then 13-year-old daughter had written me stating how much she appreciated everything I do for her and the family.