We had the good fortune of connecting with Brandon Bonine and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brandon, how do you think about risk?
As with anything, every single choice you make has a risk. One of my first businesses I started failed. I opened a motorcycle shop at the young age of 18. The economy took a plunge and so did I. I knew that if I started another business the risk would be the same. But, on the other hand, I also knew that I had learned, grown and that failure drove my motivation like no other at the time.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I feel there are many things that set us apart from other like businesses. One of which, I am extremely proud of is our customer service. Besides our commitment to quality service and workmanship, showing up when you say you will and communicating well are qualities that our customers sincerely appreciate. With this ideology as the forefront, we have gotten to where we are today. I think entrusting others to represent your company is the most challenging part of owning a business. The guys who work with me have the same core values and it shows in their strong work ethic.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Well, honestly we live out in the country and we like a simple lifestyle. Our back porch is a good place to visit and hang out with a nice breeze, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We like to run and the outdoors, so visiting a park or lake would be something we would check out. We have a good little coffee shop in town I would take them to visit and maybe grab a pizza from our favorite place, backdoor pizza or some BBQ from the infamous Waller County Line.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
From the beginning, my wife! She encouraged me to start a gutter business down in Texas since I had already had one in Michigan, where I am from. All of my equipment was up there since I had quit that to pursue being a private motorcycle mechanic at the time we met. I knew after meeting her that I didn’t want to travel all over the country doing that. I wanted to settle down and build a life with her and she encouraged me to do so. I also would like to thank Mr. John Hopkins for encouraging me, mentoring me and for helping me form relationships with companies and people who continue to support our business. Lastly, I would like to thank my family, current and past employees and all of our customers for their loyalty and trust in our company.