Number of Employees: 38
Years in Nevada: 42
Years with Company: 18
How did you first get into your profession?
It started in 1994 as a hobby, making solar screens in my backyard for my home and friends. From there, through word of mouth, it progressed into a business. Once the word had spread, I decided to change careers and chase my dreams.
What would you want your legacy to future generations to be?
Through hard work and dedication, you can achieve the American dream. Never forget how you got where you are or those who helped you along the way. My competitors laughed at me and bet against me when I started this company; they didn’t realize my passion and determination would lead to such success.
What is the biggest challenge your industry is facing?
Many commercial and residential buildings are outsourcing to other countries with inexpensive labor and materials. What they don’t realize is the quality of product isn’t there, and that there are businesses like mine that offer competitive pricing because we manufacture all of our products in house from the ground up.
What do you wish you would have learned at the beginning of your career?
I wish I would have known everything I know now, so I wouldn’t have made so many costly mistakes. You live and you learn, and those lessons have shaped me into the business owner I am today.
If you were President, what problem or concern would address first?
I would address issues with taxes and small business problems.
What is the worst criticism you have overcome?
That I have been too passionate about and invested in my business. However, my devotion to this company has helped it grow into the successful business it is today.
What was the toughest lesson you’ve learned in your career?
I have learned not to be too trusting. It is good to have faith in others, however, too much trust in others can lead to business downfalls.