We had the good fortune of connecting with Matt Bowman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Matt, we’d love to hear more about your end-goal, professionally.
My team and I hope to scale our concept to other cities and continue to grow the Tradition platform. I am very proud of our company’s role as an employer and love providing good jobs for the communities we operate in. We are actively trying to operate in North Carolina, Florida and Alabama.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Tradition Company sells home and lifestyle products and services. Most of our products have complementary services that make enjoying the product easier. For instance we sell a lot of raised garden beds and provide services like installation and delivery to make enjoying the beds easier. We have home and property services that give our client’s free time. Managing the basic maintenance and services for your home and property is a lot of work and we work hard to make that process easier for our customers. We just try to think about how to best serve our customers. We have developed this customer-centric thinking over the years and it really is one of the keys to our success. I have always been entrepreneurial and am proud that I have never created a resume. I am not sure if it is stupidity or stubbornness, but the ability to persevere and stick to my goals has gotten me this far. Many times you just can’t take no for an answer or listen to the critics who tell you why you can’t do something. Entrepreneurs find paths away, around, or through obstacles, but stopping is not an option.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
When Atlanta is wide-open, a good start to any weekend would be brunch at the Fighting 57th restaurant at PDK airport. After that you need a way to burn some calories so a walk along the Beltline or maybe a hike up Stone Mountain would be next. Atlanta has so much good food that it is hard to pick only one or two favorites but I think visitors to Atlanta have to try either some of our local BBQ or my favorite–wings. Fortunately there are some great spots to have both–Fox Brothers, Sweet Auburn, or Heirloom Market are my favorites for all things smoked. I love playing golf so a trip to my club, Berkeley Hills Country Club, or the newly renovated Bobby Jones Golf Course would be on the list. Of course we would need to sample some of the local beers so stopping at Scofflaw on the Westside or any of the other amazing breweries around town is a necessity. No visit to Atlanta is complete without checking out the ‘Hooch so a nice little nature walk would be in order. The best part about Atlanta is that a weekend is not enough to really get to know our amazing town!The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to shout out all of our fabulous customers. Most of our growth has come from word of mouth and we are so fortunate that we have great customers who have told their friends about our business.
Linkedin: @Matt Bowman