He Was An All American
(Sung to the tune of David Bowie’s Young Americans)
Last time we shed some light on the founder of G&C Plumbing and Heating, Greg Sheck. Now we take a moment to get to know the other half of the story. Let’s shine our spotlight on Brandon to better understand what this hard working young man brings to G&C Plumbing and Heating that makes it so awesome.
Brandon has a killer work ethic.
In high school, he was an All American wrestler and one of the team captains.
His junior year team won the MA State Championship in Division II and then they moved up to Division I where they again won the MA State Championship – by a landslide.
That’s pretty cool because no other team in the bay state has ever won back to back state championships in different divisions before. (If you see those hard to read signs getting off of the Franklin exits, Brandon is part of the reason they’re there)
Brandon participated in wrestling year round and it taught him a little something about having a strong work ethic to getting things done and having fun.
“I had a few cool jobs in high school, one was being a beer hawker at Gillette stadium where I got paid to attend all the Patriot’s games and concerts like country fest,” said Brandon about finding fun in his work.
Brandon took his work ethic to Westfield State where he was regularly on the Dean’s List and eventually graduated with a 3.3 GPA in Business and Marketing.
Applying knowledge and work ethic.
“During summers and school vacations, I would do plumbing with my dad to earn spending money for the next semester,” said Brandon. But, after a few years of working with his dad, he started to realize he was incredibly talented at the practice. He enjoyed figuring out the best way to solve plumbing problems and became serious about learning the trade and family business.
His father was very supportive.
During his last few semesters at Westfield, Brandon decided to team up with his dad to run the family business. “College helped me see the potential in applying your craft and your education.”
Along the way, he’s learned some key business strategies, and here is what he has to say about them:
We believe in treating people how we would like to be treated.
We get a lot of work from word of mouth so we want to keep those words positive.
Being polite and personable with customers and even their pets goes a long way to sustaining an organization.
Although their personal and professional approach to business has blessed the guys at G&C with a dedicated client base, Brandon has applied his business and marketing education to help bring G&C Plumbing and Heating’s marketing strategies into the now. His efforts have made finding G&C Plumbing and Heating much easier by focusing on their website design and search engine optimization. He also pushed the company to utilize social media and was the guy who came up with writing this absolutely amazing (award winning potential) blog. Go Brandon!
So, there you have it: The Winning Team. The Dynamic Duo. The Starting Lineup.