North Las Vegas
Number of Employees: 6
Years in Nevada: 4
Years with Company: 4
What inspired you to get into your industry?
My dad inspired me to get into construction. He is a concrete contractor. When my sister and I were as young as 12 years old he would bring us to his office in the summer and put us to work. He would take us to job sites and show us what he was doing. He always kept us involved.
How do you encourage growth and development within your company?
I encourage growth by being open minded to new and all ideas. Last year I expanded into the air filter business since new construction had slowed down. I also encourage employees to bring new ideas to the business, it also makes them feel apart of the team.
What is the biggest challenge your industry is facing?
Construction has been hit the hardest so customers are more price driven then ever before.
If you could have had another career, what would it have been?
I have a passion for fashion! I get excited every morning picking out my outfit and I defiantly over dress for my industry. I should be wearing jeans and steel toes boots to work instead I wear skirts and stilettos! I tell everyone my heels are OSHA approved!
What advice would you give to other executives moving into this market?
Las Vegas isn’t like any other market, it’s defiantly a good old boys town and it’s who you know, not what you know! If you aren’t in, it’s difficult to get connected.
What do you anticipate for the future of business in Nevada?
I anticipate another slow year for 2011 and things to start getting back to realistic prices in regards with housing and salaries.
Describe your leadership style.
I am always positive, upbeat and energetic. People can talk about me but I don’t have an interest to talk negative about others. Positive things happen to positive people!
What values do you hope to pass on to your employees?
Persistence prevails, stay true to your word and be honest with people.