If you’re like a lot of construction business owners who’ve been in business for a while, you might find yourself thinking or saying things like…
- If someone else has figured out a better way to solve a problem I’m dealing with, I’d like to know it!
- I would like to be part of something bigger than myself, to be part of a group that’s making a difference in my industry.
- I’ve been figuring things out on my own for a long time. Am I reinventing a wheel that somebody else has already figured out?
-It gets lonely as a business owner sometimes. The only people around me who understand the challenges I’m dealing with are probably competitors.
- I don’t know what I don’t know, and I would like to avoid as many mistakes as possible.
John was grappling with a lot of these same questions, when things suddenly changed.
John owns a successful custom homebuilding business in Georgia, and several things changed suddenly and dramatically in his business. The combination of unprecedented demand, a global pandemic, crazy lumber prices, a broken supply chain and a labor shortage all hit John’s business at once.
It was a perfect storm.
He needed to grow his business, hire people, put systems in place, protect his business from a bunch of new risks, and keep up with demand.
All at the same time.
He was facing an onslaught of new challenges all at once. He wanted to collaborate and share ideas with other construction business owners dealing with the same challenges, to see how they were doing it, and bounce ideas back and forth.