NAME: Adam Broadway
TITLE/COMPANY: President and CEO, Certified General Contractors
MARRIED: Yes, to Tia
CHILDREN: 1-year-old daughter, Skyler
YEARS IN BREVARD: 20
On a typical day, what types of tasks and responsibilities do you tackle?
My highest priority is to do whatever it takes to make sure that we are delivering the quality and service we promise to our clients. This involves everything from helping our estimators get a bid out the door, to attending job site meetings and everything in between. Additionally, I oversee our business development and marketing and work closely with our CFO on financial planning.
What do you love about your job?
I love watching our team exceed client expectations and deliver what we promise to our clients. Most of all, I love building lifelong relationships with our clients.
What is the most challenging aspect of your job?
I am in an industry mostly dominated by baby boomers that have been building relationships in this community for decades. So the most challenging aspect of my job is making the right connections and getting the opportunities to show potential clients what our firm can do for them and how much value we can bring to their project.
What sets Certified General Contractors apart from other firms?
Energy and passion. Even though the company has been in business for over 22 years, we have a young leadership team with a lot of energy and outside-the-box thinking. We work extremely hard to earn our clients’ business by coming up with innovative ways to save them time and money on their project. We approach each project as if it is our only job; we actually have a quote on our conference room wall that says it best: “We Stake Our Reputation on Every Job.”
What’s your favorite part about working with clients?
I like being a part of our client’s growth. Whether they are building new or renovating an existing building, I get great satisfaction from guiding them through the entire process, earning their trust and building a lifelong relationship along the way.
Why did you choose your profession?
I chose to go into construction working as a carpenter right out of high school. Honestly, I initially went into this business because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do and I needed a steady paycheck. After about six months of manual labor on job sites, I decided that I really liked the business but I wanted to get into the management end of it. So while I was working as a carpenter during the day, I started taking courses in construction management at night. I was driven to learn everything I could to advance my career. Fortunately for me, my drive and passion for this business didn’t go unnoticed for long. By the time I was 21, I had been promoted to a superintendent position and from that point I just continued to grow, learn and work my way up through the business to where I am today.
I am passionate about this business because your success is based on results that can be seen long after construction is complete, in the quality of the buildings you build, and the reputation of service you leave, with the clients you build for.
Personally, what do you hope to accomplish this year?
I hope to increase our company’s involvement in giving back to the community and continue the steady growth we have experienced the last two years while still providing the personal attention to our clients that we always have.
What would you tell the younger version of you to do differently?
Set higher goals for yourself and then reach higher. Anything is possible.
What are the top accomplishments of your business?
Building an organization and company culture that after 22 years in business is strong enough to carry on through the next generation of leadership.