Company Name: Woodland Deck Co.Member Name: Steve SelkicMember Category: Deck BuilderLocation: Doylestown, OH
What inspired you to join NADRA? To network and learn from other builders. As deck builders we run into a lot of the same challenges, and learning from each other helps us think outside the box.
When did you first get involved with this industry? 25 years ago.
What was the first thing you ever built? A fort in the woods. I grew up close to a forest and we spent a lot of time in there. Exploring around and building things was something that held me captive for hours at time. Kids stuff, pretending you are on the run and have to build a shelter… and whatever else we could think up.
We want to get to know you, please tell us a little about your business: Woodland Deck Co. was established in 2000. So this is now our 18th year in business. It has been a blast but also very challenging. We specialize in low-maintenance decks and don’t venture too far from there. Pergolas, and deck lighting as well.
How do you define success? I like John Wooden’s definition:
Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming
What advice would you like to share with fellow members that you have learned in your career? Don’t eat yellow snow! jk. On a more serious note: You can always make more money, you can never make more time.
If you could ask your fellow industry professionals one question, what might it be? How will the way we do business change in the next 10 years?
What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this? A non-for-profit business coach. I would like to serve people in deprived countries and help them find a way to build sustainable business for their families.
A little more about Steve: I’m a father of 8 kids, and enjoy doing most things outdoors with them. This seems to take up most of my free time. We recently did a RV cross-country trip which was a blast. I’m hoping to do another trip, maybe next year?
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