Alex Gerhart is the CEO and President of Lifetime Quality Roofing, a national-level commercial roofing contractor, specializing in insurance restoration. He has built his company from the ground up to where it is today and he is with us to share the experience – the good, the bad, and everything in between.
Listen now to learn more about Alex, how he built his business, and how he learned to run a successful company without compromising time with his family!
Key Talking Points of the Episode
[00:41] Who is Alex Gerhart?
[01:29] What services does Lifetime Quality Roofing offer?
[02:47] What should entrepreneurs be focused on today?
[05:56] Why is it important to always prioritize your family?
[10:45] What makes all businesses the same?
[11:56] Why do more people on your team make business more complicated?
[13:56] What is the importance of using systems that will work for your team?
[16:10] How can your failures become your superpower?
[18:20] How can a virtual setup help you scale your business?
[21:58] What lessons does scaling a business teach you?
[23:12] Why is it important to see hiring people as an investment?
[25:49] How can virtual staff help you succeed in business?
[27:19] When does someone become the CEO of a company?
[31:03] How is Alex’s team structured today?
[32:04] How can you manage culture within a team located in different places?
[35:42] What is Alex’s advice to young entrepreneurs?
[38:38] How can you stand out from your competition?
[41:41] Why did Alex stop selling life insurance?
[43:29] What is the impact of a 1-star review on your business?
[45:33] Why is it important to provide good reviews when they are due?
[47:00] Where did Lifetime Quality’s name come from?
[48:25] How can you connect with Alex?
“The value your children put on you is not in dollars, but the amount of time you’re spending with them and the quality of that time.”
“It’s extremely important that you realize that you can always make money, but you can never get those memories and time back with your kids.”
“You just have to realize that every person you bring in is not a cost, it’s an investment into making your company better, being able to be bigger.”
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