Address: N16 W24132 Prairie Court, Suite 220, Waukesha, WI 53188
Year founded: 2007
Product or service offered: Affordable energy efficient and green-built single-family homes.
Projected 2011 revenue: $16 million
CEO, President/Owner(s): Tim O’Brien, Matt Neumann, Mark Neumann
Target clientele: Millennials, Gen Y, and Gen X
Business organization memberships: National Association of Home Builders, Metropolitan Builders Association, Green Builder Coalition, Midwest Renewable Energy Association, National Association of Realtors, Greater Milwaukee Realtors Association
What has fueled your company’s growth?
Starting with a clean slate. Our ability to recognize opportunities and to capitalize on them. Our investment in our personnel and their development has created a highly effective team.
What is the biggest obstacle to your company’s growth?
Mortgage financing for homeowners.
Do you plan any changes in your company in the upcoming months?
The addition of a new market area.
Who are the business people, locally or nationally, whom you admire? And what traits do those people exhibit that make you admire them?
Dr. Edward Deming – founder of Total Quality Management, and Tony Hsien of Zappos.com.
What is the outlook for the business conditions of your industry over the next several months?
What is your company’s key strategy for rising out of the recession?
Invest in our people and their professional development. Stay agile enough to adjust quickly to the changes in the new economy so as not to miss a great opportunity.