Kelvin King Built an Eight Figure Construction Company Starting from His Basement Using Process and Careful Business Planning – BtG 009

Kelvin King Built an Eight Figure Construction Company Starting from His Basement Using Process and Careful Business Planning – BtG 009

On the Show Today

Kelvin King

Owner, Osprey Management

What You Will Learn

  • The importance of preparation
  • Understanding the goal of what you’re buying as a contracting officer
  • Don’t celebrate for long when you make a sale, think about what’s next
    • Always keep a long view
    • Anticipate what is coming next
  • Develop soft skills – follow up, developing trust, follow through
  • Kelvin was responsible for changing government construction contracting throughout the state of Texas
  • Keep an eye on the plan and make the straightforward decision
  • Learn from your failures
  • He saved up before leaving stable job
  • Took a calculated risk to start company
  • Planned out what success looked like before execution
  • Executed with excellence
  • Spread out risk over multiple smaller jobs, instead of fewer big jobs
  • Develop and utilize process and procedures
  • Didn’t take a paycheck for 2.5 years
  • Have to invest more in business as it grows
  • Outsource stuff you’re not the expert at and don’t try to do it all
  • Plan for the losses or setbacks and make contingency plans
  • There are opportunities in the construction business
    • Don’t have to be handy to manage construction
  • The importance of your network and relationships in success in construction
  • Learn the pitfalls and how you can be taken advantage of
    • Set up triggers to stop folks from taking advantage of you
  • He’s using his business to help other people of color – employees and subcontractors
  • Provided new lockers for high school
  • Conservative and still down for the cause

Kelvin King started from a humble background and his athletic ability combined with his work ethic would be his ticket to the Air Force Academy and a career in the Air Force. After succeeding in that arena, he moved to the corporate world where his hard work led to success in sales and project management in the world of commercial construction.

He had experience on the buyer side in the military and now he would be selling those services. His experience led him to initiate a change in the way contracts were written and business was done with local, city and state government entities all across the state of Texas.

His success and experience there led him to take a risk and start his own company. From his basement, he built Osprey Management from an idea into an eight-figure business in his first four years of operations. He’s on schedule to do $20 million in 2020 and by the look of things, there’s no stopping him from getting there an beyond.

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TQ Senkungu

I'm a husband, father of 3 boys, Christian, and man who learned from my parents early on that there is so much we can do to help others. My experience from the USAF Academy, serving in the military, working in my own business, as well as corporate, has taught me a ton about leadership and developing others and Breaking the Glass is a legacy project to pull all of those experiences together and give back.

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2 thoughts on “Kelvin King Built an Eight Figure Construction Company Starting from His Basement Using Process and Careful Business Planning – BtG 009”

  1. This was very interesting. I learnt a few things. Being not one on the far right (or the far left either), I don’t think I agree with all of his views, but I appreciated the discussion. Thank you for the interview.

    • We need more people like you. We have to be able to learn from each other even when we don’t fully agree. Thank you for sharing that comment.

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