Today we’d like to introduce you to Joe Brown.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Joe. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started HogOn Welding in 2017 after moving from Fayetteville, Arkansas. I started out working for a company that allows me to travel from Washington to South Carolina and all in between, we didn’t go to every state but we went to a lot of states. Putting up structural storefronts RTU frames and some moment welds. I use the finances that company to start my own company in Phoenix, Arizona.
At first, I wasn’t sure at my approach and how I should go about a ducking business, I was just trying to get my feet in the door to start networking with other companies in the area. So I got a few contract jobs that were temporary to help out other established companies so that way I could get my name out there and show my work ethics.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
No the road has not been smooth; it has been a lot of bumps and obstacles of stepping Stones I have had to jump over. Being an African-American Welding own. It seems a lot of companies wasn’t taking me seriously based on my appearance, not my skill set. So I had to fall back and come up with a new strategy to get work or I felt like my family was going to starve. Then it hit me one day my big as I said I am a field welding installer. That is a big need out here fabrication shops are a dime-a-dozen but when it comes to installing steel and making sure it is put in incorrectly and being able to troubleshoot in the field, they wasn’t a quilt like I was. So this gave me a breath of fresh air not only the fact that a lot of their workers wasn’t certified field welders, so it also gave me an opportunity to Be a welding instructor.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about HogOn Welding – what should we know?
My company specializes in field welding and installing miscellaneous steel. My goal was to assist other established companies that needed the field welding installers. Being independent, I was too small to compete with them financially. So I figured out that they all needed help. I take pride in being on time and finishing before Time. I believe what sets me aside from other companies is that people respect my Independence and grind. I come to them prepared and I take pride of the fact that I can duplicate myself by training other members to have my skill set. So not only can I help them install their projects, I can help train their welders also.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Staying consistent and relentless is a great key to my success. I don’t give up if a door closed. I figure out a way to open up a new one. I don’t just wait around for someone to give me anything I figure out how to do it myself that make it happen. This my asset. Being patient and self-motivated. I try not to never jump the gun. I provide quality prices and service’s and sometimes companies will try to lowball you to get a job done. I will wait and nine times out of 10, they will have me come in to fix or someone else messed up for trying to get a job done cheaper. But as the old saying goes, skill work isn’t cheap and cheap work isn’t skilled.
- $75.00 an hour at a two hour minimum on field service calls.
- $30 an hour to send a AWS certified welder to your location using your welding equipment.
- $125 an hour for a three men crew using our welding equipment.
- Website: www.hogonwelding.com
- Phone: 4804306591
- Email: email@example.com
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