We are a General Contractor specializing in the Hospitality & Commercial Sectors. We focus on helping Corporations execute their construction projects and look to become an integral part of their organization when they need anything to do with construction.
Tell us about yourself?
I was born in Portugal and moved to Canada with my parents and younger brother when I was four years old. I became a Canadian Citizen when I was 10 years old. My business partner and I have been friends since we were 14 years old. He was in the construction industry, and I was in the corporate world in sales. We both had huge ambitions to start and build a company from the ground up.
If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?
Make the moves in the organization quicker. Don’t think too much, and go with your gut more.
What problem does your business solve?
How to quickly and affordably execute construction projects for our clients
What is the inspiration behind your business?
My partner and I saw an opportunity in the GC world, and we still do, as older companies are not moving with the times as quickly as we are. Multi-National Corporations are looking for GCs that can be a part of their internal meetings and provide input on expansion and growth from a construction perspective. We look to become the ‘Construction Arm’ for these companies so they don’t have to hire a full-time team for construction. We become their plug-and-play option.
What is your magic sauce?
We execute! If we say we’re going to do something or be ready on a specific date (barring changes from clients), we meet that date at all costs!
What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?
We want to continue this accelerated growth in the different sectors of construction. We want more of these Multi-Nationals to know EN2 as the ‘go-to’ for ALL their construction needs.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?
Keeping up with the demand we are facing from existing and new clients. We cherish our team in the office and on-site. We value and appreciate everything they do for us. Our corporate culture is one that was built by myself and my business partner. We protect that culture with everything we have and, therefore, only introduce new team members that can fit into what we’re doing here at EN2. The moment that changes is the moment you start to lose control. Having said that, I would say that building a team with great people is the hardest challenge.
How can people get involved?
If you are looking to be a part of a great team, please contact us via our website.