Jason Mollak discovered his love for carpentry in High School. It wasn’t long till he was offered a full time job putting down baseboard for a local company. He moved up the ladder to finish entire houses, and then before long was leading 6-7 crews at a time and trimming 27 houses a week.
In 2012, he started JPM Construction specializing in fine finish and millwork. Jason is a brand ambassador for Fine Homebuilding magazine.
He learned how to stay calm, when things are out of control. One thing that helps you do that is by realizing that when mistakes happen, it will all work out.
When he started his business, it felt exciting! It was stressful and worried, but still exciting!
He knew inside, that he would do “whatever it took” to make sure he had plenty of work.
He learned a hard lesson, that created a financial burden for him. Here’s what he learned:
- Get things in written down in an actual document.
- Verify the exact scope of work.
- Get paid up front for your services.
Becoming a Brand Ambassador for Fine Homebuilding Magazine was a great boost of encouragement to him.
What makes him different from his competition?
- He caters to what people want, and need.
- He’s not just looking for work.
- He is authentic,
- and truly cares about the product.
He’s passionate about: Providing the BEST Quality people can buy.
He’s charging higher prices now. Which means he can provide a higher quality product.
Some advantages of charging more:
- Clean job site.
- Able to keep everyone happy.
- Create a higher quality product.
His advice to someone just starting out. Have Patience. Things will grow over time if you are doing a good job.
How to narrow your focus:
- Focus on what you’re already set up for.
- Focus on what you’re most excited about.
Should contractors hire an accountant to help with their taxes?
Yes, at least talk someone about it. They can find exemptions you may not know about. They are able to save you a lot of money. It would be worth it to at least talk to an accountant about it.
Jason’s Online presence:
On Instagram he posts about:
- Things he’s excited about.
- Helpful tips and advice.
- Personal stuff.
For Jason, LinkedIn is more for business stuff, making connections, and networking.
When asked what he would do differently, if he was starting from scratch. He said,
“I would focus on what I wanted to be doing.”
“It’s ok to make mistakes. Learn from them, and grow.”
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