Meet the Builder: Chris Quinn - "Excuses are the Nails that Build Houses of Failure."
From an early age of playing with legos, I always knew I wanted to build things when I was older...
How'd you get into the industry?
After going to college and studying both construction management and engineering I jumped right back into construction upon graduation and haven't looked back since.
I started working with a prominent ultra luxury home builder in the Hamptons where I spent 13 years honing my skills and learning the trade.
After an untimely passing of the founder, I decided to branch out on my own and haven't looked back since.
As a child, I grew up in the industry, my grandfather and uncle were both in the NYC carpenters union and my father was in the finance depart of a construction company.
Naturally I was working on all the houses in the family over the years and my love of building things just exploded.
What's most exciting about the future of construction?
I'm excited about the future of our industry because of the innovation of new products.
Technology has transformed our industry for the better.
Here we can build homes that last longer.
They are healthier for the environment.
And include creature comforts generations in the past couldn't even dream about.
The prospect of having my children join me and continue the business keeps me going everyday.
What's a mantra you live by?
"Excuses are the nails that build the house of failure."
It was a quote that I heard in college and never left my mind.
Everyone has an excuse but I pride myself in rolling up my sleeves and getting the job done.
Teaching my guys and gals this same mantra has been a sense of pride.
I get to watch these individuals push the limits and boundaries on each and every project we take on.
And hold everyone we work with responsible for a positive completion of the project.
Where can people connect with you?
Christopher Quinn // Partner at Apex Projects LLC
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