Running a successful business is never easy, and can become more difficult when you're confronted by life’s obstacles. Will Mattingly was 22 years old when he took over Mattingly Concrete after his father, Dan Mattingly, decided to step down because of his wife’s battle with breast cancer. When Dan Mattingly was in charge, he did everything from accounting to equipment maintenance to handling permits, and went out of his way to make customers happy.
“After being in the business wheelbarrowing, finishing, calculating, managing, and estimating most of my own life, I was ready to take on the challenge,” says Will Mattingly. That was five years ago.
To build on what his father had created back in 1987, Mattingly had to make some changes. Originally the contractor was comfortable with a crew consisting of no more than six workers. Today, the contractor has 30 employees, a fleet of equipment, and has been able to double its gross yearly income for the last three years in a row.
Mattingly Concrete specializes in all forms of residential concrete restoration and construction but plans to move into commercial work. Their motto is, some things are just built to last. The contractor’s success is clearly built to last, entering its 29th year in a market with unpredictable weather and a sparse workforce.
“Our mission is to be the best in our market. We are here to stay. We are here to make ourselves known, and we are going to be here for at least another 29 years,” says Mattingly.