We hope everyone is enjoying our blog posts :) We are loving the opportunity to meet with many of our local businesses on the northside! If anyone is interested in being a part of this, please contact us :) Today, we met with Greg Brown, owner and operator of Greg Brown Construction located in Florence, NS. Greg has been working in the construction industry for around 22 years and has had his company running for about 11 years already!
Check out what Greg is saying:
Tell us about why you started this venture:
I love the trade and have been working at it since I was in high school. I worked with other people for about 10 years before branching out on my own. I wanted to have independence, flexibility, growth, something to build up for my children to work at, increased opportunity, and more money :)
Tell us what it is that you offer/bring to Cape Breton:
We employ 5 people which adds to the local infrastructure, building the economy with job creation. We offer a diverse skill set, we try to always be available, and of course quality workmanship.
Any big plans coming up?:
We are going to expand the company in the near future, a little bigger and branching out. That will lead to hiring more people :)
What is the most important thing you learned about running your own business in Cape Breton?:
You have to be resilient, motivated, and focused! You have to be all in; 100%! You should be able to work well with other companies and trades, collaborate, and most of all; keep current :)
What are your favorite things to do or places to visit in Cape Breton when you are not busy running the business?:
Mostly, hockey with my kids. We love to go camping in Englishtown, go out for dinner and a movie and just spend time with our family in spare time.
That all sounds great! Thanks for chatting with us today Greg, we wish you lots of success!