Today we’d like to introduce you to Clinton Littlejohn.
Clinton, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I have always known that I wanted the most out of everything. As a person, I am extremely observant and a quick learner. Something about the troubleshooting aspect and the fact that your building things with your bare hands. Your turning pieces of paper in to amazing buildings with one piece of conduit at a time.
In the trade itself, I personally did a lot of industrial and commercial installs along with motor controls and rigid pipe bending of all sizes. Its just something I understand, and love to do it’s my job and my hobby.
When I got into the school at the IBEW Local 20, it was by far the best decision of my life. A good hands on education with good pay and benefits, was extremely important to me. That’s what we give our employees. A lot of the reason why I started this company was to give back to the people that helped me along the way.
The union gets a bad wrap. People see us as difficult, expensive, and overall lazy. I just don’t get that at all. We share our cut of the pie with our workers so you would assume that means we charge our customers more, well I know that’s not our case, we still beat out non-union shops all the time. As far as lazy, any job I have been on as a worker or an owner has come in on time with everyone breaking their backs so I don’t see how were lazy either.
I don’t mean to get on a rant, it just sucks that you always feel at a disadvantage when you’re trying to get jobs and you got to hide the fact your union. Those guys are my brothers and the reason why I am where I am today!
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Not by any means from finding funding to little family time, my wife and I have had to overcome it all. If there is not a solution then we have to create one, because when you’re the boss there is no one to ask you are it.
I have got lines of credit from Point Bank who has helped and believed in us from the start. I have gotten jobs from smaller contractors who understood I was just starting out. I have stayed up all night bidding plans, doing the work, filling paperwork, and wondering where our next dollar might come from.
I get real emotional about the whole situation its crazy to think that last year I made $40,000 and now I own a company that will have a gross revenue of $700,000 this year. Do you know what kind of opportunity this can give my beautiful wife and daughter? I am determined to leave behind something great for my family.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Littlejohn Electrical Solutions – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Our company specializes in commercial and were breaking into the industrial market. Were known for quality of work, anyone can pull some me wire through a wall, but can they make flawless bends in emt conduit and do a code worthy install, because that’s the real money that’s where the term “bang for your buck” comes in. I can honestly say we have never failed and inspection or had an unhappy customer.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I want to be an owner of a very successful business that takes good care of their employees. Offering insurance and pay that can actually help.
I don’t want my workers depending on government insurance because I don’t want to. I don’t want my workers going without breaks because I don’t want to. I don’t want my workers over worked and under paid because I don’t like that.
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