Building Scale
Building Scale
We interview successful Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) business leaders to learn how they use people, processes, and technology to scale their businesses.
Will ForetJustin Neagle

Going From A One-Man Show To A 40-Person Multi-State Operation with Don Zuidema - RestoreWorks

E91 • May 7, 2024 • 65 mins

In this episode, guest Don Zuidema shares his business journey and how he scaled his AEC business. He discusses the significance of relationship building, the role of marketing, benefits of a seasonal model, and the value of outsourcing CFO and CMO roles. Zuidema also highlights the importance of reliable service delivery, and the use of technology in the AEC industry.

Key Points

  • Successful scaling in the AEC industry often involves diversifying services and rebranding to appeal to a broader audience, as demonstrated by Restore Works' expansion from pressure washing to masonry restoration.
  • Peer groups of fellow business owners can provide invaluable insights and mentorship, helping to avoid costly mistakes and facilitating growth through shared experiences and advice.
  • Investing in safety measures is not only a moral responsibility to protect employees but also a financial investment that can lead to reduced insurance premiums and increased job opportunities due to a better safety record.

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