It is easy for me say that I’m an expert when it comes to the formula for success because I have three son’s that have diverse talents that fit perfectly together and fit perfectly as well in the masonry industry that has certainly been a huge part of our success. It also doesn’t hurt that they ALL seem to buy into the same philosophy of serving others (especially our clients) as well. When we talk as a family, to own the Cornerstone model and discuss the need for each of them to own their responsibilities to insure success with this model, it’s plain to see that we are all on the same page. When talking to clients, venders and suppliers it is clear to see that when it comes to my three sons we would not be experiencing the degree of success we are experiencing today. Yes I am a blessed CEO but most of all a very proud father. I will say again these three men have been a very large part of our success and I’m proud of them.
I’m often asked how we make it work outside a miracle with all this testosterone working together with dad every day. We first had to discover which part of the piece of the puzzle each one fit into and how that piece fit our model for success. I often tell people that I have three sons with three distinct personalities. If I were to give them a challenge to charge up and take a mountain, the first would say let’s go and he would make his plan on the way up, hurrying to be the first to the top; the second would take some time to make a plan and think about it some more and maybe make a new plan before starting up. The third son would just want everyone to have a good time on the way up. On a more serious note we just had to identify each best and how they fit together.
My youngest son Drew in spite of being a bit on the playful side as it turns out has amazing IT skills. He has designed our website and does all our in full 3D and has found the APS and downloads we need to organize our communications. Once Drew has dotted all the I’s and crossed all the T’s and has secured a contract or letter of intent, my oldest son Josh who has the special ability to identify and solve problems is our Project Manager; he is responsible to start submittals, order material and proactively root out and help solve problems before we start jobs; this is a huge part of making our model work. Ian my second born being a realist, has the need to have all the questions answered before he begins to put a plan in place after doing so, is now ready schedule man power and equipment for job start up and works closely with our foreman. His gift of needing to have everything in its place fits perfect as our Operation manager. This has been a great formula for success and I am a proud father who is honored to be able to work successfully with his sons, I just want to say thank you sons from a proud dad. Cornerstone in the Work zone.
Sincerely, Larry Bonife, President