We’re 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 with Nick Gault, owner of Gault Enterprises.
What is your business? Gault Enterprises LLC, 11 Jan Sebastian Drive, Unit 13, Sandwich, is a small, family-run plumbing, gas, and HVAC business. We do everything from small service calls, to drain cleaning, water filtration, high-efficiency heating systems, mini-splits, and dehumidifiers.
When was your business formed? November 2019.
How did you get started? I was looking for more and decided it was time to start my own business. So, I bought a box truck and started subcontracting for another plumbing company. Then the pandemic hit, and they shut down, so I had to start finding work for myself. I never looked back.
What’s the most challenging part of running your business? Keeping everyone happy. There are times when we are waiting for a project to start or to finish a project and we keep busy with service calls. There are times when everyone is ready at the same time, and it can be so challenging to juggle all that work and all those expectations while keeping everyone happy.
What’s the most rewarding part? The most rewarding part for me has always been completing a job. Although I have always critiqued my own work, looking to improve for the next time that I do a similar job or project, there is something about stepping back and looking at the final product that has always filled me with such a sense of pride.
One piece of advice I’d give someone starting a small business is … Find a great accountant, financial advisor, and a great bank that has your back. The accountant and the financial advisor will make sure you aren’t working for nothing. There will be tough times. The bank will have your back and help get you through them.
What’s the biggest risk you took in your business? Starting. I started Gault Enterprises with no money in my bank account. Although I do not recommend it, I am still here.
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