We had the good fortune of connecting with Hardy Jones III and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Hardy, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe than you will be successful” – Eric Thomas
Its means you will give up excuses, and make things happen, going that extra mile, staying up extra hours, waking up early. Work like your life and family depends on it, succeed. Motivation!!!!!!
What should our readers know about your business?
For one it takes courage from within and willingness to bet on yourself. One thing that sets us apart from others is we pride ourselves on transforming our client’s vision into a tangible structure that generates opportunity and bring dreams to reality. We are committed to delivering clients a fully integrated staff that will ensure optimal performance throughout the project. Imani Quality Concepts have grown over the years due to constant training, networking, brand innovation and support. It’s never been an easy process, you have to change with the time and be open to new opportunities, trusted strategic partnerships with common objectives and be competitive. Lessons I have learned and stay true to are to uphold integrity and be honest, efficient and provide excellent customer service. At Imani Quality Concepts we have great faith in what we do. Being stellar at customer service is of great importance. We never take any of our clients for granted, we listen to our clients and provide value in our services. Our clients appreciate our approach to serving them.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Thats a hard one me and my wife are foodies, so for sure Pappadeaux’s for seafood off I-10, Pour 09 west end of town, may stop by movie theater (have nice seats). Lupe Tortilla has a good bar for drinks, and New York Pizza Pasta downtown have good food and wine. Some of the most fun for me is having family over frying fish, boiling crawfish and my favorite Jamaican dishes that my wife does.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are multi-people in my life that have been by my side from the beginning, one is definitely my loving wife of 13 years Marla Jones, she has provided me with unconditional support throughout the building of Imani Quality Concepts . Marla, provides me with that balance I need and encouragement I need to follow this journey. Because the levels of stress, and amount of time you have to put into entrepreneurship, its important you have that person to go to, to keep you on track and provide honesty on situations. Both my parents Hardy and Beverly Jones, and sister Tammi have encouraged me to strive to do good and make that leap of faith in pursuing ventures, and I have three sons Hardy Jones IV, Jordan White, and Jacoby Barry that texts me with motivation or have words of encouragement (we bounce off each other). I’ve been to several conferences by Eric Thomas, Black Enterprise Conference, AMEX Government Contracting Conferences, where there are a lot like minded people encouraging each other, and sharing ideas.
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