We had the good fortune of connecting with Nick Yahoodain and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nick, what do you attribute your success to?
I’ve found that the most important aspect in building my business is finding the right team to work with – truly detail oriented professionals who are highly skilled in their trade. Electricians on electric, plumber’s doing plumbing, stucco guys doing our stucco and so on. We use professionals who only specialize in that trade. We don’t use handyman who can do everything to build a house. Also, open and honest communication with all parties involved in the project, from the homeowners and the architect and design team down to the labor workers – we are all a team. Everyone benefits when we have a mutual goal in mind. Transparency whether it is good or bad news, always be transparent with you team and your client.
What should our readers know about your business?
In the construction business, there are new challenges every day. We specialize in luxury homes and hillside properties, each one is as unique as the grounds it is laid upon. I find this exciting, but it also can be a lot of headache. Everything is worth it in the end… when the family has the home of their dreams for decades to come, or the investors are able to triple their investment… these, for me, are proud moments.
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?
I would take them and drive all the way up Sunset Blvd, starting from the PCH in Malibu to Downtown LA. Malibu for the beach and drinks, Santa Monica Pier for sight seeing, Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive for luxury shopping, down to Venice for the boutiques. Downtown LA has beautiful historical homes, and eclectic neighborhoods. One of my favorite things to do is explore neighborhoods and see the beautiful homes – hence why I became a General Contractor. There are so many beautiful homes to see in Los Angeles! Have fun and explore!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to take a this opportunity to recognize my family. I could not do all the things I need to do each day without their support and all they do. Knowing I have a loving family behind me pushes me to work harder and do everything I can for them. When I build a home, I treat it as if I am building for my own family and I know they will love it. It is that intention that really shows up in the work.