Company Name: DOCK & DECKMember Name: Jason VarneyPosition: President / OwnerMember Category: * Not just a deck builder. Dock builder and outdoor living contractor.Location: Knoxville, TN
What inspired you to join NADRA? Such a great group of people and the ability to help support the only group that promotes growth and expansion to our trade!
When did you first get involved with this industry? Summer 2008
What was the first thing you ever built? I started building log homes and timber construction professionally. The first build project I ever took on was a deck build on my own home.
We want to get to know you, please tell us a little about your business: My business is DOCK & DECK. We specialize in marine construction, decks, and outdoor living spaces. I started my company in 2008. We currently do about 20 Decks a year and about 16-24 docks a year. It is a family business that I started and now have both my sons working with me one full time and one part time.
How do you define success? I define success as happiness. If I enjoy what I have and what I do I am very successful. Success is not about how much money you have. It is all about how happy you are day to day.
What advice would you like to share with fellow members that you have learned in your career? Each and everyone of the members bring a unique quality to the table. Share your knowledge and experiences and help the industry continue to grow. The biggest thing we can do as members is help showcase what we do and continue to bring youth into the field. Good quality construction is hard to find so share with others how you made it to this point
If you could ask your fellow industry professionals one question, what might it be? What would you do differently or what was your biggest mistake in business? How did you overcome that?
What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this? I would run a charter fishing boat at a beach/ocean somewhere warm year round.
A little more about Jason: I am a very outdoors kind of guy. I enjoy spending my time outside with my family and friends. I have a pilots license, a motorcycle licenses, a captains (large boats) license, and enjoy all types of car and trucks. If it moves I like to operate it. My family is a huge part of my life and I get to work with them daily. Over the past two years besides running my business I have been the star in a TV show DOCKED OUT on DIY with Scripps Network and continue to work on new shows to share currently. Wife and kids are a part of the show as it focuses on what we do and how we run the business throughout the build process. I reside in Knoxville, TN.
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