A Partner In Work And Life: How Joshua Downing And His Wife Ashley Created A Successful Construction Business
Construction work is a physically taxing job with long working hours and hands on involvement. However, there is much more that goes into this job that we do not see. Very few of us know how difficult it is to run a construction business and the processes involved in creating a successful construction business. Joshua Downing struggled with this himself as he began his own journey in the construction industry. Joshua’s story shows us the hidden and complex side of construction and how to achieve success in this difficult line of work.
From here, Joshua had a difficult choice as to whether or not to declare bankruptcy or navigate the contracts that the business had left. The company had a very small chance of making it with little money in the bank and a small number of contracts. Joshua made the hard decision to declare bankruptcy for his company after trying to fight it as long as he could.
To say that this was a hard time for Joshua would be an understatement, but he continued to push forward. It was because of that perseverance that he met an even better business partner and his future wife, Ashley.
The two then began their business venture together. In June of 2018, Ashley opened a company and hired Joshua as her CEO. Soon after, Ashley left her job as a teacher to dedicate herself fully to the business. The two finished their first year with total sales reaching 2.3 million. The couple is on track to make 4.7 million worth of sales this year.
Joshua tells his story to give others insight into how difficult this line of work can be. Though the two have founded a successful business, it was not easy to do. He advises anyone interested should have a relentless mindset.
However, the most important factor of Joshua’s success story is having the right partner to support him. Without his wife, then girlfriend, Joshua would have had a difficult time convincing himself to get back up after so many defeats.
The two are now looking into expanding and diversifying their company. They hope to begin working in other trade based businesses such as air conditioning and electrical. To do this, Joshua and Ashley hope to work together with other companies to strengthen the workforce.
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