“The biggest challenge? Winning their first few projects.”

The biggest challenge? Winning their first few projects. Getting potential clients to trust a company with no background or prior work was tough. Also being prepared to not get a paycheck for a good while – as with any other business. But those are obstacles you can overcome with determination, focus, and the willingness to give it your all to make the business succeed.

And how about the state of the construction industry? “I’ll tell you, starting a company now, when we’re not in a recession and things are really good, there’s different but as many benefits … there’s a lot more opportunity out there,” Courtney told us.

We wanted to talk with Courtney because we love talking to entrepreneurs in construction, especially ones with her attitude. We also like Courtney’s values. She represents so many of the things that make the construction industry great: honesty, philanthropy, willingness to take on risk, hard work, and pure grit. We were delighted to talk with her and think you’ll find the same inspiration in her story that we did.