Arne came to us via referral from another Contractor we know who had used Arne’s coaching services.
As a growing “mom and pop” small General Contractor – we had struggled recently with finding the right direction for our business, had been through key employee turnover as well as suffered through a large project that went disastrous on us due to lack of the properly skilled team – we had hoped and believed we were getting into a lucrative and “secure” new direction for us – but it wasn’t the RIGHT direction and we had only bit off more than we could chew. We were dejected, frustrated, stressed, tired and struggling to make a profit. Running our business wasn’t fun anymore – it was running us – and running us ragged!
After dragging our feet on making the call to Arne, despite several not so gentle promptings from our Contractor friend, we finally met with Arne. We were both skeptical at first that Arne could be so influential in our business as our friend professed and a little nervous to write the check after all we had been through …. However, after checking references of other Arne clients – we were strongly encouraged by all we spoke with that it was the best investment we could make for us and our business. It was!
Arne came in fully prepared – ready to go! He has a great, energetic and outgoing personality, but also a “tough love” approach to truly educate you about the REAL numbers of your business – and in an impressively short amount of time – he digs in deep to help you identify where you got off track (some of them – things you didn’t even THINK you were off track), areas for improvement and with his unique program and tools – He picks you up, brushes you off, turns you around and sets you on the right path for YOUR business. He brings a personal level of understanding and knowledge as he’s been through a lot of the same experiences in his own business background and very humbly and honestly shares these experiences – the good and the bad. It is very evident he has a true passion and a gift for what he does. Prior to Arne – as a husband and wife team we often found ourselves sitting in our office, late at night with kids running around – staring at each other at our wit’s ends – trying to come up with solutions and/or direction for our life / business …
Less than 90 days later: we recently had our “Arne checkup” to review our progress and financials. Our YTD net profit has increased 500% (not joking!), including paying cash for Arne’s services – we have a defined awareness of what projects and clients are right for us, and we now make much better decisions based on all we’ve learned. Our employees now feel like they are an important part of a winning team – headed in the right direction! We have all learned how to communicate better, operate more efficiently and for the first time in a long time – running our business is fun and exciting again. We recently went on a week long family vacation and actually relaxed! Arne commented while he was here that day that we were all noticeably calmer. Visiting about it later that evening – we realized how true that is. Even our personal and family life has benefitted with the new way we operate the business, and its not just the money – there’s a renewed energy and a measured level of confidence in what we’re doing …
Thank you, Arne, for everything! we look forward to continuing to work with you through the remainder of our program and we highly recommend Arne’s services on many levels, to anyone in business!
~ Richard & Beth Garrett, RG Construction Services, LLC