031 Leaving a Comfortable Full Time Job with Brodye Chappell

HOW BRODYE CHAPPELL GOT STARTED IN THE BUSINESS

Brodye worked in his father’s custom home building business for 15 years. He humbly began by selling lumber but quickly worked his way up to being the lead finish carpenter in his crew. Dedicated to his work and building some really cool stuff, his friends started noticing him and would ask for a hand in their businesses. Some clients would even specifically just ask for him. Brody then started taking some time off in the evenings and weekends and it wasn’t long before he got really busy to the point he would ask his dad for some days off. Reluctantly, he accepted his plea. Things then got really busy and it was then he decided to start his own business away from his dad.

TAKING THE LEAP OF FAITH.

Brodye gave his all in whatever he did and everything would just click. He felt happy in his work. Of course, clients noticed this. The compliments he received from them made him feel as though he was capped in his father’s business. With all the ideas he had in mind and incredible overflow of work, he did the hardest thing he’s ever done and broke away from his dad’s business and started his own.

HOW HE DEVELOPS HIS SKILLS AND WHAT HE’S LEARNED AS A BUSINESS OWNER.

He learned the basic residential carpentry stuff from his dad and uncle but when it came furniture pieces he would study online and would test them out in his small shop. However, translating what he learns to make a physical product is not always easy and needs a lot of trial and error.

Away from that, as a business owner, getting the estimate of things and also the paperwork has been a bit taxing for the two years he’s been alone. He thinks of himself as more creative with his hands than dealing with the other business side of things. His father always did that when he was working for him so it was something entirely new the moment he got into his own business.

FUTURE PLANS

Currently, he does all the work by himself which is proving to be a little challenging as the business is growing at an alarming rate. He now plans to hire a creative person either full-time or part-time in the near future. He also hopes to get a bigger chainsaw after Granberg body extension and eventually as the business expands and grows bigger, he’ll get a bigger mill. Although he’s not made any money yet from the Granberg as he’s building his inventory, he’s quite positive that it will pay in due course.

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Website: Brodyechappellbuilds.com

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