Welcome to another fascinating episode of the “Grow Your Damn Business” podcast, where host Scott Goodrich spotlights visionary entrepreneurs. Today’s guest, Jeremiah Bros, Founder and CEO of Energy Advantage Roofing and Solar, joins us not from a corporate office, but from the entrepreneurial trenches — his car, demonstrating the relentless drive it takes to power a business forward.
(1:21) Jeremiah’s first business
(5:51) Adversity that helped him identify his strength
(7:26) Hiring people and franchising
(11:06) Resilience as a leader
(14:04) Sticking through it and moving forward
(17:53) Energy Advantage
(20:45) Identifying the bottleneck
(23:25) Thoughts on expanding the…
Pioneering Green Energy Solutions: From Painting to Power
At the young age of 19, Jeremiah dived head-first into entrepreneurship by managing a painting franchise. Despite the exhausting days filled with challenges beyond the physical labor he was accustomed to, the grind of running a business invigorated him. With a hefty summer profit, second thoughts about continuing melted away as the lure of business ownership proved irresistible.
With no entrepreneurial role models in his family, Jeremiah stands as a testament to the dynamic nature of the entrepreneurial spirit. Whether ingrained or cultivated, his commitment to his enterprise rapidly outpaced the appeal of a steady paycheck. He represents those driven not by a predetermined path but by a profound belief in the visions they have for themselves.
The journey of an entrepreneur isn’t without its hardships. For Jeremiah, it was the adversity that uncovered his strengths, particularly his high emotional intelligence and people skills. Fired from the comfort zones of structured corporate roles, he leapt into the unknown, facing bankruptcies and rebuilding efforts that sculpted his resilience and determination.
Energy Advantage was born from Jeremiah’s foresight to merge the worlds of roofing and solar energy. Spurred by environmental considerations and a longing to disrupt a cycle reliant on insurance claims, he envisioned an innovative business that could turn storm damage into an opportunity for energy conversion.
Recognizing his role as a bottleneck to the company’s growth, Jeremiah masterfully shifted responsibilities, entrusting a partner with financial control and management. By stepping back, he allowed his strategic vision to flourish, steering the company toward an impressive trajectory of expanding both in scale and service offerings.
Looking ahead, Energy Advantage is transitioning towards a sustainable future. The aim is to eliminate reliance on traditional roofing materials and insurance with resilient, eco-friendly solutions. This forward-thinking approach is a call to action within the industry, signaling a significant turn toward environmentally conscious practices.
Jeremiah’s journey leaves us with profound insights: Authentic success blooms from the heart of struggle, ownership of one’s decisions, and a relentless pursuit of growth. His message of perseverance and passion is a beckoning light for aspiring entrepreneurs, encouraging them to forge their paths with courage and unwavering focus on their ultimate vision.
Listeners inspired by Jeremiah’s dedication and innovativeness can delve deeper into entrepreneurial discussions by subscribing to the “Grow Your Damn Business” podcast. It unearths the narratives of business growth, resilience, and success — guiding lights for anyone standing at the crossroads, ready to take the next step in their business venture.
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