We had the good fortune of connecting with Helen Altamirano and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Helen, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
As entrepreneur – risk taking is one of the most important factor in the process to achieve my goals and success. Since the first moment I had in my mind to start a business. I was aware that I had to be a risk taker in order to realize my dream come true. In my career as a flooring Pro, I had to take the risk to be different and change the traditional scheme of the flooring industry and be contingent and confidence to demonstrate that girls can be part of this industry as others individuals.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My business is a flooring company that provides different services: hardwood floors installation (Engineered Floors, Unfinished hardwood, luxury vinyl plank, laminate floors, and luxury vinyl tile) Install steps
And sand and finish wood floors.
We area flooring company that work so hard with our Genious Flooring Technicians , this is how I called my staff. We strive to provide the best customer service and satisfaction in our work by providing quality in everything we do.
In the beginning was not easy because when I decided to start the business, the capital to start the business was not enough. I started to buy the small tools and when I realized I was running out of money to purchase the big sander machine and the truck. But God is faithful and send me 2 person who financed for me the truck and the big sander machine
Immediately I started to do some work to pay off my debts.
In the beginning was not easy because nobody knew me, no one knew the quality of your work and my brand. I used to called between 20 to 30 builders and company to ask for an opportunity to work for them to demonstrate my work and I received thousands of NO as an answered.some of them said they already had someone who did their work and some others asked who was the head of the company when I responded it was me,, the looked at me like. “I won’t put the name of my flooring job in the hands of this little girl “. But I never gave up no matter that the circumstances where against me.
I overcome the challenges by having a positive mindset and having peace in my heart that everything was part of the process.
I can tell you being consistent is the key to achieve my goals and provide great quality work is the greatest referral and opportunity to grow.
I would like to tell the world we are a great flooring company that work so hard every day to improve continuously in quality service. Trust your floors in the hands of our Genious Flooring Professional Technicians.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would like to take them to visit Helen City, and Atlanta. I love the water park in helen city to have some fun in the river.
The food over there is delicious as well.
In Atlanta , I love the aquarium and coca cola museum which has a lot of history.
Atlanta botanical Garden too it is an incredible place
Stone mountain park is my favorite place to visit on fall to enjoy all their itineraries in fall .
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My family deserves great credits in my story. I come from a hardworking family, my mother and my father worked so hard to pay my education. Graduated as Industrial Engineer in Nicaragua, when I moved to USA .My brother had been working his entire life in the hardwood floor Industry. I was Inspired by my Brother to became a good Flooring Professional. He taught me all of his knowledge and advise me to go to flloring school presented by BONA. My mentor is Mr Rob Johnson, he is a Bona Specialist, East Coast. I want to gave him big thanks for all his mentoring because he was supportive in all my endeavors. Mr John is a knowledgeable person who comes from 3 generation In this industry. He is a brilliant advisor.
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