The dedicated backhoe operator Jon Palmieri has so far achieved unmatched personal success in his career. He hails from Long Island where he lives with his wife and their three beloved children. The job he does is nothing cushy, but he keeps going due to the inspiration that he gets from his beautiful family. After completing his studies, his passion grew for construction, and with that, he has managed to be a very successful man. When starting out in his career, he first became a real estate broker for a firm in his hometown. With this, he could earn enough to support himself until he met his wife and soon-to-be mother of his kids.
With a goal to independently support himself and his growing family by working in the construction industry, he then transferred to providing and operating construction equipment for digging underground tunnels, ditches and even trenches. He has served on many construction sites where he employs his expertise to transport soil and dirt from the channels to the dumping sites. There are times when he almost quit his job but knowing that his children look up to him, he always kept going. His company specializes in the use of industrial machines to make trenches and other building projects. They also use the same technology to lift garbage and debris from the building and construction sites.
During his free time, he plays hockey and basketball. He has supported many teams in winning trophies from reputable sports organizations. Additionally, he spends quality time with his family to ensure that they stay together in love and tolerance. Just like anyone would do everything in their power to see their life taking the right course, so does Jon Palmieri.
What steered you into becoming a backhoe operator?
I chose to do this business because it was time I became my own boss. Working for other people is not something that I wanted to do for rest of my life. My wife was also a very influential force guiding my steps into backhoe operation.
Is there any form of inspiration you got before starting the firm?
Yes, there was a lot. While working as a broker for a real estate firm in my hometown, I could visit a variety of construction sites. How dirt and solid debris proved unsafe for the contractors made me realize that was a potential business opportunity. So, when I left my first job, I started the journey of becoming a backhoe operator. The passion for starting my firm was too powerful to resist.
What strategies do you employ to make your business profitable?
I merely look for profitable clients who will be in need of my services constantly. Such customers can call in anytime. I also take advantage of periods of the year with a favorable weather to tackle most of my projects. I also train my employees well to ensure that they deliver quality work to my customers. Thus, I can proudly say that effort and consistency is what earns my company substantial revenue.
What are the challenges that you have experienced so far and how have you been able to cope with them?
Like any other entrepreneurial startup, I made a few losses, but I do not regret that one bit. My employees and I were not aware of the tricks that other backhoe operators use to earn substantial profit turnovers. We encountered a few challenges along the way, but that was a great experience. When we now started to fish for more sites, our profits are now double or even more compared to when I first put up the business.
Take us through the incubation period of your business idea. Did you have any doubts?
Backhoe operation is not something that can sell anywhere. So, at first, I thought maybe I would make losses. But my friends who believe in me kept telling me not to give up. They guided my steps in everything I was doing. Besides, I read motivational books on successful entrepreneurs in the world, and this is what propelled me to chase success.
I have employed an experienced marketing team that does an excellent job marketing my services. The marketers promote our machines online through our e-commerce website. We also have podcasts on our social media platforms where we inform our clients about the excellence at which we offer our tools and services. With that, we are always receiving project proposals from people in many cities.
Is there anything that led you to make a challenging decision recently?
There was a time when my kids wanted to do afternoon sports with their mother and me. A client called requesting my services urgently. I had to decline the job offer for the sake of my family. I never want my children to think that I am putting work stuff above them. Turning down a client in need is not easy, and for me, it was a tough decision to make. On the brighter side, the client was very understanding.
How do you view your business will be like in future?
The future for me holds a lot of potential regarding business growth. I am planning on inventing technology in the field of backhoe operation to influence the speed and efficiency at which I offer my services. My goal is to operate at reputable standards that will leave clients happy. I want future generations to have the clean and safe environment. I believe by doing quality work each day; I am heading in the right direction to make this dream a reality.
What satisfies you the most as a backhoe operator?
The fact that I wake up every morning to do something I love gives me all the satisfaction that every backhoe operator needs. I go to work a happy man. My job entails environmental conservation, and hence I always feel like nature is continually calling out to me. Over the years my business has become very profitable. I can now comfortably sustain my family and have some extra cash left for leisure activities. Growing my business has not been easy. The whole process has however been a great learning experience. I look forward to achieving even greater things in the future.