In celebration of National Small Business Month, we’ll be shining a spotlight on some of our local small business clients. What do they do, what challenges do they face, what gets them most excited and what are the risks they’ve taken? Today, we caught up Michael Fraser, owner of Travers Landscape Construction.
What is your business?
Travers Construction Landscape Engineering & Weatherstone Restoration
When was your business formed?
How did you get started?
My Grandfather opened the family business and I took it over as an adult.
What’s the most challenging part of running your business?
Ensuring that all regulation is being followed as it changes over the years.
What’s the most rewarding part?
The most rewarding part for me is taking absolutely nothing and creating a beautiful picturesque home and/or lawn and garden for homeowners to enjoy for years and years to come.
What’s the biggest risk you took in your business?
I never think of things as a risk. I always look at things as a new adventure.
Are there any community partnerships or ways you give back that you’d like to share?
My company likes to donate to charities as I have done my entire life, whether that be Dana Farber, Wounded Warriors Project, Shriners Hospital, St. Jude, etc. I believe we should all give back if we are given the chance.
One piece of advice I’d give someone starting a business is ….
Get a business degree – it is worth the investment!
Any fun facts about the business you’d like to share?
We are willing to do the jobs that nobody else wants to take on!
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