We had the good fortune of connecting with Thomas Crosse and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Thomas, how do you think about risk?
Without taking a leap of faith, there is little growth in bringing a vision for business to life.

Develop a plan and run it by other successful business owners for advice or constructive review. Work the plan, expect some mistakes, when mistakes arise, correct them and develop a process or plan to avoid making it again.

If you’re fearful, sometimes you need to use that energy to focus on driving your plan. The plan won’t happen if you don’t risk giving up or phasing out of your current job.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
We are a custom builder that looks forward to hearing our clients dreams and professionally and artistically bring those dreams to life. What sets us apart from other contractors is being a total custom builder, no two spaces we build will ever be the same.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have been so blessed to learn from the most incredible mentors; John Blodgett, Entrepreneur and owner of Global Lyte and Henry Posey, owner of HLPosey Builders.

John and I became friends first, our wives were best friends and roommates in our twenties and we became fast friends. John helped me get my foot in the door of the construction field working for an electric company. I later found my love for carpentry and began working for local contractors. I have worked with John on some of his incredibly unique projects for Global Lyte and to this day, I can call him with the smallest question or for help brainstorming complicated solutions.

Henry has been my mentor and friend in the construction industry since 2005. Henry found me on a job site while working for another builder and quizzed me on my knowledge and work ethic while I was punching out a house and soon after, helped me get hired on at the company he worked for and has been mentoring me ever since. Anytime I have a question, he’s always there for me in that old friend way with a smile, a hug and a positive word. He’s a brilliant engineer and artist and it has been an honor watching him work, grow his very successful business with his wife Laurie and has blessed his team and numerous others along the way.

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