I was born and raised in Oconee County and currently live in Bishop with my wife, Katie and our daughter, Ellavie. I am actually a 9th generation Branch to live here in Oconee so my roots run pretty deep. My family has traditionally been mostly farmers and I have not fallen far from that myself as I also have a small farm in Bishop.
I graduated from Oconee High School in 1994 then began attended college at Truett-McConnel back when there was a satellite campus here in Watkinsville. In 1995, while attending Truett, I started Branch Contractors. When I started the company, I did not plan for it to be as it is today as it was just a way to earn income until I finished college. Shortly after starting the business, I began to see a need for and target in repairs after fires, floods or storm damage. Looking back at the beginning, it is amazing to me to see how well we have grown.
I have been very blessed to have a great and talented Team that works hard to give an excellent product. I have to say that I am extremely pleased with the feedback that I receive from customers and the community regarding their work quality and customer service.
What kinds of things do you like to read?
I really enjoy reading books on leadership and personal and business development. I read one about every six weeks.
What are some of your interests outside of work?
Outside of work, I spend most of my time playing farmer. It’s a great interest of mine and I am in the very beginning stages of taking my hobby farm and transitioning it to a naturally-grown vegetable and meat producing operation.
If you had to name one thing that makes Branch Contractors just a little different, what would it be?
The number one thing that makes Branch different is our commitment to making it right. I believe that the company must always follow through on its promises and commitments. This means standing behind the product we produce beyond a normal warranty period and simply doing what is right.