Just a Minute with Gregg Eisenhardt

Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:32 pm

Company address: 3505 W. Kiehnau Ave., Milwaukee
Company Web site: www.goodelec.com
Industry: Electrical contracting
Number of employees: 30
Company’s annual revenues: $3.5 million
Education: BBA from UW-Whitewater
Family: Wife, Christy; and children, Holly, Julie and Scott.
What was the smartest thing your company did in the past year?
"Hired my successor – David Drumel."
What’s new at your company?
"We have an offer in on a building. We’re hoping to relocate."
Do you plan to hire any additional staff or make any significant capital
investments in your company in the next year?
"No new additional staff,(unless we can find a crystal ball reader). Hopefully, that new building, a couple of new vehicles and some computer upgrades."
What will be your company’s main challenges in the next year?
"Increasing our customer base and obtaining additional trained electricians."
What’s the hottest trend in your industry?
"The new NFPA 70E code requirements for working on energized electrical equipment."
Do you have a business mantra?
"Relationships are built on empathy, not apathy."
From a business standpoint, who do you look up to?
"Lance Armstrong – business is a marathon, not a sprint."
What was the best advice you ever received?
"From my father: Be honest, be yourself, be sincere."
What’s the funniest thing that ever happened to you in your career?
"When I was an apprentice I, was using the Porta-John. A co-worker had the Cat (Caterpillar) driver pick up the Porta-John while I was in it."
What do you do like to do in your free time?
"What free time? I do occasionally race sailboats, golf, ski and ride a Harley. I love being
outdoors!"
August 20, 2004, Small Business Times, Milwaukee, WI

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