Podcast #43

“Company Aquisition”

Featuring Jason Henderson

Intro: Welcome to Profiles In Prosperity, the leading podcast for residential service contractors sponsored by Service Roundtable and hosted by David Heimer.

David Heimer: Hi everybody, this is David Heimer and this is Profiles In Prosperity. Jason Henderson is the founder and president of Best Air Conditioning Plumbing Repair in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jason’s a really smart guy. He’s built a great company with fast growth, a strong brand, and a wonderful reputation. I’m sitting here with Jason in Orlando, Florida at the International Roundtable where Jason just won the Extraordinary Outlook Award. That’s the award given to a newish company that’s on its way to greatness. So I’m really looking forward to hearing about Jason’s company and how he grew it. So Jason Henderson, welcome to Profiles In Prosperity.

Jason Henderson: Thank you so much for having me on David, I was so honored when I received the invitation.

David Heimer: Well, thanks very much, so tell me how did you get into this fabulous industry?

Jason Henderson: It’s not a very glamorous way I could say that. I pretty much got into the industry just because I needed a job.

David Heimer: Not a bad way.

Jason Henderson: Yea, you know, I live in Las Vegas, so my first job was working in a casino at the age of 14 busing tables and cleaning the kitchen and stuff like that and it wasn’t very glamorous. I didn’t really enjoy it and I really just wanted to change. I ended up working as a service helper, basically following a guy around carrying tools. I saw an ad in the newspaper, so it was a pretty long time ago.

David Heimer: Back when they had ads in newspapers.

Jason Henderson: Back when they had newspapers, saw an ad in the newspaper saying no experience necessary, come on in and we’ll train you. So I went in and just basically carried it around tools and did pretty much everything at that point through the industry, from being a duct cleaner, a maintenance technician, a service technician, and installer eventually got into being a sales technician and then just worked my way through management.