Home is a necessity for people, and when things go wrong, it can also be a source of unimaginable stress. Home repairs, home renovation and even maintenance are never cheap, even if you were ready to pay what was asked, the industry has a reputation for missing deadlines and going over budget. For homeowners of Illinois and Southern Wisconsin though, there is hope, it’s called Aloha Construction.
Aloha Construction is a family business founded by Dave Farbaky in 2008 to offer a family approach to the Home repair and maintenance industry. Starting off as a small roofing and siding solutions company to homeowners who were looking for that familial touch and service has now grown to offer all kinds of service from roofing, waterproofing, bathroom repair, vinyl repair, and much much more.
Their service and work ethic have won them many accolades including an ‘A’ grading from the Better Business Bureau as well as the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics in 2017, an honour only select businesses receive.
In fact, Dave wanted to offer an even more complete package to his customers and started Aloha Restoration, Co. A second company under the Aloha Construction umbrella to handle the restoration of houses. They recognize how people will have to handle two companies if their homes were in need of repair and restoration, which would double everything from bills and payments to customer service people, labour, due dates, not to mention the stress would be doubled too in an already stressful time. This prompted Dave to simplify the process and through Aloha Restoration, Co. Dave is able to provide his customers with that very same family-centric approach the Aloha Construction is known for the entire project, from repair to restore the customer’s home, back to its original beauty.
And they do it all within the budget and the deadline. They, bring that same focus to their approach to their community, helping out every way they can including donating a new First Responder Truck to the American Red Cross, helping them be equipped to take on an emergency.
It’s not surprising why Aloha Construction has grown exponentially in its decade of existence and has become the company of choice for the people of Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.
Adam Milstein is one of the people have made a great decision of supporting his community at a when it needs him the most. Adam Milstein was born in Israel. He later moved to the United States in search of further education in 1981. He moved together with his wife, Gila. He joined South Carolina University where he graduated with an MBA. After his degree, he embarked on a career in the real estate industry. He made a decision to join Hager Pacific properties in 1983. He worked in this company for a number of years and made it to the high echelons of leadership in the company. He became the managing partner of the company, a position which he holds to date.
From the real estate business, Adam Milstein has managed to create a great life in the philanthropy sector. He is one of the prominent philanthropists of Jewish descent. The main reason he joined this area was to change the perception that Jews did not need philanthropists. While he was growing up, he never witnessed even a single philanthropic foundation in Israel. The government was providing all the services, and it looked like there was no need to have an organization to supplement some government functions.
While in the United States, he teamed up with his wife to create the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. This organization was created in order to support the activities of the Jewish community, especially in the diaspora. With the challenges facing the community being many. Adam Milstein was of the opinion that the community needs to take drastic measures that will protect the Jewish community from victimization by other communities. With anti-Semitism still a big headache for the community, they had to come up with programs that would unite them.
Adam Milstein is donating $1 million every year through the foundation to support the education of Jews living in the United States about their true identity. He wants to see these people become proud Jews who will now fear to reveal about their identity. Adam Milstein remains supportive of pro-Israeli initiatives which will lead to recognition of the Jewish community.
When you set out to start your career some of the most important things that one to your success are the things that motivate you to be better than you were. For some people that drive to succeed is simply not strong enough and their dreams fall by the wayside. Dr. Mark McKenna never felt as though that was an option for his dreams. A CrunchBase article entitled “A Glimpse into What Drives Atlanta Entrepreneur Dr. Mark McKenna” discusses his budding medical aesthetics company and the drive that he has to help it succeed.
For a very early age, Dr. Mark McKenna knew that he wanted to contribute to the medical field. To that end, he enrolled himself Tulane medical school where he graduated and began work as both a surgeon and general medical practitioner. While he was initially committed to the medical field there was always a pull towards something more entrepreneurial. He had felt a desire to grow something from the ground up after seeing the medical practice that his father held. This spirit is one of the contributing factors that helped him create and then sell ShapeMed to the company Lifetime Fitness Inc. for a substantial profit.
His newest endeavor is OVME. OVME is all about elective surgery and the process of making it a more patient-focused experience. The reason why something like OVME was so important to Dr. Mark McKenna is that he had worked in the medical field and he saw the growing need for professionals who were patient-focused in this field. It can become a little jailing to work in an industry where a lot of the work is not necessary. The problem is that even though the procedures might say that they are elective it does not mean that it’s an optional thing for the patient. They may be engaging in this process for several reasons, and these doctors could potentially be changing their lives. Dr. Mark McKenna has created a way for professionals to provide a better standard of care for these individuals through his practice OVME. It is his hope that his legacy will impact many facets of healthcare.
Venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar embarked on a wide-ranging tweetstorm in February 2018. He expounded on the possibilities of the stock market, Bitcoin, startup companies, and monopolies, among other important topics. The key to Pishevar’s tweetstorm lies in his predictions that the market would dip in 2018.
As of the summer of 2018, these predictions have come true in a moderate fashion. Shervin Pishevar did correctly predict the fall in Bitcoin prices, though the drop has not been as severe as he warned it might be. “Gold will rise in response (to Bitcoin’s fall). Bitcoin will continue to crash but stabilize at 2-5k range and begin a more stable rise over the next 24 months.”
As far as stocks are concerned, the market has experienced a number of sell-offs, but the market has remained relatively stable. The 6,000 point drop that Pishevar predicted has not yet come to pass.
Pishevar touched on many other topics in his tweetstorm. He pointed to the resurgence of China, stating that its dominance in infrastructure could greatly influence the global business climate. He criticized infrastructure in the United States, claiming that “our infrastructure is in tatters, decrypt and decaying. Our government and companies are trapped in short-term thinking.”
According to Shervin Pishevar, technology innovation is moving overseas and Silicon Valley is losing its dominance. Shervin Pishevar warned of the five American tech monopolies: Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft, and Facebook. He stated that these five mega-corporations stifled technology investment in the United States.
“Just like Ma Bell, these 5 giants have too much power, stifling startups,” he claimed. “Uber might be the last giant to eke out before it was too late.”
One sector of the economy that Shervin Pishevar is bullish about is space exploration. He pointed to the exciting possibilities of Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic. He said that the companies would “suffer derision” until their core business was successful.
Shervin Pishevar has a unique and valuable perspective on the tech and financial worlds. While not all of his predictions have come to pass, it is worth keeping them in mind as the months go by.
Stream Energy is a company based out of Dallas, Texas that has a wide variety of services available for all persons. Their main business is dealing with electricity and natural gas, making it affordable for you as a client. They have plans that you can afford and they also give you the tools you need so that you can manage how much you use.
They offer other programs such as cell phone service, you can also either call a doctor or talk with a doctor on the internet twenty-four hours a day, and they also have programs that help with roadside assistance or protecting you from identity theft and credit monitoring.
Stream Energy also is a philanthropic company that have helped with a number of charities and have started a few themselves. Stream Energy started a charity called “Stream Cares.” “Stream Cares” has already helped thousands of people since being started. An example of what Stream Energy has done through “Stream Cares” is after the string of tornadoes hit Northern Texas in 2016. Stream Energy helped the customers by helping them financially and by helping recover what they could for their customers.
When Hurricane Harvey hit Stream Energy started another charity called “Hope Supply Company,” which helped get diapers, clothes, and school supplies to as many homeless children as was possible and they also helped them financially and by helping with supplies they needed for the children’s’ homes.
The company started another charity called “Operation Once in a Lifetime,” which helped Dallas area veterans with support morally and financially as each veteran needed and they donated free transportation for the veterans who could not afford it to a restaurant where the veterans were given a special honorary lunch.
The company even went as far as to co-host a party for ten girls whose parent or parents were veterans called the American Girl Doll Experience. The company paid some or all of the expenses for the party.
David Zalik is the CEO and co-founder of the incredibly successful GreenSky Credit, a lender specializing in business loans used to help companies grow and homeowner’s achieve their dreams. This powerhouse company was operating from David Zalik’s basement where it has grown to boast a $3.6 billion dollar valuation. Today, David still owns over half of GreenSky Credit, which has propelled him to incredible wealth.
A Unique Approach
One of the reasons why GreenSky Credit is so successful is because of their unique approach to business. They are able to harness the power of third parties to do all of the labor-intensive work, while they are able to cash in on the profits from the endeavor.
In many instances, GreenSky Credit enlists the help of home contractors to market the loan to the homeowners. GreenSky then obtains funding from any of their 14 different partnering banks. GreenSky makes a profit from a percentage of the loan amount and also is paid a percentage of the yearly balance of the loan through the funding bank. Essentially, GreenSky is paid to service and generate the loans for the banks. They are the middleman between the homeowner and the bank while working through the contractor.
GreenSky Credit has managed to capitalize on a niche they created and has generated 1.2 million customers with unsecured loans since the company began in 2012. Estimates of performance by market experts predicted that the company would see in excess of a 25% profit margin, which is partially based on their performance in the last 5 years.
David Zalik’s vision for his company and a groundbreaking approach to lending has created a healthy environment for his company to continue to prosper. He started from humble beginnings assembling computers in college to working his way up to becoming a business visionary with his sights set on the future.
Barbara Stokes is the brilliant CEO of GSH or Green Structure Homes of Alabama. She is a front-runner in the disaster relief construction industry, and that is due to her expertise in the field of rebuilding communities that have been devastated by natural disaster. As a leader of this industry, she has a solid reputation for delivering what she and GSH guarantee to distressed communities because GSH specializes in disaster relief construction which is so vital to rebuilding communities devastated by natural disaster. Learn more about Barbara Stokes at Crunchbase.
When comparing the kind of damage Hurricane Harvey did to the state of Texas, particularly to the Corpus Christi area, it is set against Hurricane Katrina because the destruction was equally costly and widespread. Many people have criticized the lack of disaster relief efforts made during Hurricane Katrina because mistakes were numerous in trying to deal with that unprecedented catastrophe and Barbara Stokes wanted to make sure that those same mistakes were not made again while dealing with the damage Hurricane Harvey did. Follow Barbara Stokes on Linkedin.com.
Hurricane Harvey damaged 203,000 homes, and ultimately destroying more than 122,700 of those homes. One of the challenges that the government was trying to deal with was the amount of homelessness that had occurred. So GSH had their job cut out for them because GSH manufactures wood and steel modular homes for people who are victims of natural disasters. The purpose of building these types of living accommodations is to provide affordable but extraordinarily advanced housing for people who have been devastated by natural disaster and giving them homes.
Before GSH of Alabama, Barbara Stokes was employed by Pisces Corporation and Boeing which gave her the invaluable experience and knowledge to be an expert with government contracting. Barbara graduated from Mercer University in Georgia in 2001, studying several subjects such as physics, technical communication, biomedical engineering, thermodynamics, manufacturing and management, and structures and properties of materials.
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Technology is always advancing, and everything depends on it. Every aspect of life has technological assistance. Recruitment has been revolutionized by technology too. Better ways of information analysis are in existence. The jobs available demand ease to access to information. In the past, people relied on opinion and academic level to hire people. Nowadays there is a lot of dynamism to it, and you can’t base your recruitment decision on two dimensions. Learn more about GoBuyside’s founder at Interview.net.
— GoBuyside (@gobuyside) June 19, 2018
Some companies like GoBuyside, in New York, are deploying proactive talent recruitment. The company is invoking innovative, nontraditional methods. GoBuyside has technological and innovative mechanisms to monitor job trends in the financial sector. The company, for example, has established that latest trends in business management are the decentralization of positions. Research conducted by the Bureau of statistics and labor revealed that twenty-four percent of the youth carry out their work through the internet as of 2015. The number is only going to increase. Companies don’t bother the location the task is accomplished. This has made companies start hiring from any place so long as the work objectives are met.
The fact that companies can hire from any place, give them a large pool of talent. GoBuyside is implementing algorithms related to locational flexibility. Nationwide recruitment advertising is nationwide; lots of applicants turn up. GoBuyside has a proprietary investigative approach that sieves out only the best. There are software and other programs whose result is a compilation of information from various sources. This could be linked in or Facebook. Follow GoBuyside on Twitter.com.
The hiring company is experimenting on how to fulfill short-term hiring. This is achieved through applicant tracking, online job boards, and artificial intelligence. In this era, employers can get information in real time on their employees. The company has created a platform where one can update his professional profile online. The employers can then choose people whom it is confident can deliver. A confession from a private equity firm associate stated that having GoBuyside account boosted his chances of landing his current job.
By using unheard of search methods, the aim is to match the employee to the employer.
Millennials usually capture those who were born between 1980 and 2000. These people have joined employment with tremendous passion and promises. The millennial is also well equipped with incredible technology savvy and creativity; They play a significant role in reshaping business landscape with great new ideas and strategies as well as income generation in conjunction with a great deal of wealth capability. However, Michal Burwell believes that they the millennial are a catch to any organization, company or business venture.
Michael Burwell serves in Willis Towers Watson as the Chief Financial Officer. He also noted that most of the investment gurus involve millennial in their ventures via a certain mechanism. Michael pointed out that these Millennials from all investments leads to debts in an investment. To explain his point of view, he said that the younger clients usually enter into adulthood with shaky and weak financial management practices. They are also in massive debts. This makes them prioritize in generating instant cash as well as settling their debts. This stands as their primary mechanism that Millennials implement to enhance the rate at which they generate wealth. This is a great risk to any investment.
Michael Burwell is highly skilled and experience in the investment field. He holds a bachelor’s degree in BA (Business Administration) that he acquired from Michigan State University. He is also a certified accountant. He was featured as the 2010 Michigan State University Alumnus of the Year.
Michael Burwell went ahead and said that the primary challenge that faces the Millennials is the initial cost of establishing a house as well as the high cost of higher education. This leads to the accumulation of vast and massive debts. As they join working class and independent lifestyle. Practically, Michael Burwell involves younger clients who are cautious and careful towards investment. However, he cannot transform an investment into a legitimate priority. Refer to This Article for additional information about his interview with IdeaMensch.
NBC news in conjunction with the University of Chicago recently carried out a survey that was aimed at affirming delays in investment in conjunction with various other financial moves. The report showed that most of the Millennials have paused on main life events due to their debts. Debt has held 34 percent of Millennials from purchasing their own homes and 31 percent from making savings for their retirement.
Dr. Chris Villanueva is the founder of MB2 Dental. He studied Microbiology at the University of Florida where he graduated with his BS. After that he studied Dentistry at Nova SouthEastern University. He yields a modern approach to the dental profession. As a leader he strives to create a motivating environment for his employees and he allows them the space to grow. He believes that being less involved in the day to day tasks promotes independence and that the inspiration he is giving daily empowers his staff. This model of leading came from his own experiences. He found that building his business with the right people is what made it successful, not on the highest rated piece of technology.
He found that the dentists he brought into the field each had their own experience and combined it created and creates a knowledge rich environment. He strives to create an atmosphere of team building, collaboration, support, inspiration and fun. By making the work fun it promotes everyone to do their best in an environment that supports them. He found that not only were his employees lives being benefited, but the lives of his patients as well. He keeps up to date on the most modern techniques and reviews and collaborates these ideas with this staff. He also sends his staff on a bi-yearly retreat where they get to practice team building and collaborate together.
Since the start up of MB2, Dr. Chris Villanueva has opened 70 affiliated locations across 6 states and has 533 employees overall. Each location is just like the original. Each location has a team building, collaborative and supportive environment to enrich the lives of both the employees and the patients. MB2 enriches their employees by offering a variety of expertise in one building. This makes referrals easy if one dentist is not able to provide the necessary care. This builds up the credibility of the office and the patients feel cared for by having an easy referral to go to for specific needs. Dr. Chris Villanueva provides a unique environment to their staff and patients and in turn builds up a credible and successful business.
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