500 Jobs Challenge - Damon Millar

500 Jobs Challenge - Damon Millar story

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Hi, I'm DamonHEAD_SHOT_Maverick_Window.jpg

After working in the construction industry for over 20 years I was offered a job selling windows by a local distributor. I spent the next three years working for other people and was constantly frustrated by the lack of customer service and attention to detail. After losing my job, I had no prospects and no interest in working for the competition. It wasn’t a difficult decision to go into business for myself.

 I started Maverick Window & Door out of my home in January of 2007. In 2008 I came to WEV for a $30,000 loan for the capital I needed to create a presence in the community including the creation of a show room.  Since then the company has been on a rapid growth trajectory, with 25% growth in 2009 and 50% growth in profit and size in 2010, and again in 2011.  I now employ three full-time and two part-time employees and we are planning a second location.

WEV capitalized a critical growth period for me and my business and allowed me to avoid “growing myself broke” and eventually become bankable. Without the support from donors like you my business wouldn’t be thriving like it is today. Please make a gift to WEV to support the survival and growth of local businesses in our community.

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Damon

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