Q. Kindly give our readers an introduction to your business. Please include what your business is all about, in which city you are located and if you have offices in multiple locations/ cities.
Ans : Exotic Welding is the leading certified welding team in Buena Park & in southern CA. We specialize in metal and sheet metal fabrications, including custom designs as well as certified welding services. We are committed to providing our clients with both practical and complex solutions that result in the highest quality assemblies at the lowest cost.
Q. Kindly give us a brief description about yourself (it should include your brief educational or entrepreneurial background and list some of your major achievements).
Ans : We were established in 2002 after owner, Steve Barr, discovered a need for both certified and non certified high quality welding. Steve started working in the industry in 1996 and prides Exotic Welding on having excellent customer service skills, fast turn around, and the ability to provide both practical and complex solutions.
Q. What inspired you to (start a new business venture) or (to make significant changes in an existing business)? How did the idea for your business come about?
Ans : We are the master of reverse engineering and we are constantly improving our craft through continued education in the field by maintaining longstanding strategic partnerships that let us accomplish just about anything. We are available to provide 24/7 service and we have a reputation that speaks for itself.
Q. What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?
Ans : There is nothing more fulfilling in work than building your own successful business. Work hard, and expect tough times. But when things are going well, you will be so happy you decided to build your own business.
Q. What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Ans : Dedication, love for your work, and the willingness to take risks.
Q. How many hours do you work a day on average?
Ans : We work as much as our clients need us to. That’s why we stay open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Q. To what do you most attribute your success?
Ans : The quality of our work. We do the highest quality welding around, so people need to come back to us in order to get this level of skill.
Q. How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?
Ans : It has mostly been work of mouth. Out clients are so happy with our work, that word spreads.
Q. Where did your organizations funding/capital come from and how did you go about getting it? How did you obtain investors for your venture?
Ans : We do not have funding or capital investment.
Q. What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
Ans : Continued dedicated and devotion to your work. If you don’t enjoy your work, you need to find a different career. We love what we do.
Q. Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?
Ans : I hope to continue growing Exotic Welding into Southern California’s top certified and non certified welding company.
Q. Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
Ans : Gallagher Staging – they do a fantastic job of building some of the best custom and rental stages in the country, and are based right here in Southern California.
For more info : http://exoticwelding.com/