Carroll Bradford Inc. provides construction, property management and roofing services, providing the firm with a diverse offering in anticipation of market changes as it builds towards its goal of becoming a Fortune 500 company. The firm in Orlando says its growth is due to relationships built and the “great people on our team.”
Key accomplishments in the past 12 months: The company’s first-quarter revenue was four times higher than previous year’s first quarter.
Biggest challenge in the last year: Market demand is ever changing and to keep up has proven tough. Considering our growth, we realized we need to formalize our systems and process to ensure maximum efficiency and productivity. So, we hired multiple people to fill gaps.
Most impressive business statistic: We grew more than 310 percent in first-quarter 2017.
Recruitment strategy: We look for great talent everywhere we go whether it’s for lunch at a local wing joint or a tradeshow.
Our company is really fast at: Adapting to the market
An act or decision that best illustrates your leadership: Respond, don’t react. A sense of calm projects a sense of control.
Trusted advisers you turn to when you need business advice: My business partner, as well as my father and grandfather
Favorite quote: “You get what you give.” Don’t let regret take the place of the dreams you have to chase.
My best friend says I am: Quirky
Who’s the best or worst boss you’ve ever had? Me
What you’re afraid of: Failing and heights
If you could have the undivided attention of a room full of fifth-graders, what would you teach them? Be kind to everyone and to treat them as you wish to be treated.