les o’hara – Founder of – the contractor huddle

“Keep good people around long enough to build a great team.”

Meet les o’hara


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25+ years successfully birthing, growing, and managing 6 different and unique businesses.
Taking all the blood, sweat, and tears from those experiences helping other contractors cut the time, waste, and efforts to build a company that can work for them.
Father of 4 boys and Husband to an incredible Wife.
Secret Desire: To be a full-time football coach.

Specialties:
One on One and Group Coaching for:

Aspiring World Class Construction Business Owners
Aspiring Elite Athletes
Aspiring Difference Makers in this World!


How long have you been an Entrepreneur?

26 years

Did you leave a job to become an Entrepreneur?

Yes

What is the name of your current project / company?

the contractor huddle

Please describe for us in 1 sentence your current project.

A reliable blueprint any contractor can follow to build the business of his dreams.

Where did the idea of your current project come from?

Identification of my strengths which was starting and scaling construction related companies.

Why do you do what you do?

I’m passionate in helping/coaching other people maximize their talents

What’s the one thing you wish you could go back and tell your younger self?

Adopt cash flow forecasting a lot sooner and keep overhead low. Have someone else hire people because I am terrible at it.

What’s the most important piece of advice would you give to someone just starting?

Wow…Conserve cash and sell your ass off!

What is the hardest thing you have had to do regarding your business?

Keep good people around long enough to build a great team.

What does your typical day look like?

Mentoring business owners on their businesses and then working on their websites and marketing campaigns to keep the leads flowing in.

If you were to start again, and could change one thing, what would it be?

identify my strengths sooner and hire or partner up with people who would compliment those and support my weaknesses.

What is the most important thing in life?

Making sure my relationship with God is flowing properly so I then can make sure I am making a difference to first my wife, then 4 boy’s, then my clients.

What is one problem you encountered as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

Finding cash to fuel growth. Had to raise funds thru friends and family several times to make it thru.

Tell us something unique about yourself.

I wish I studied education and became a high school football coach.
My youth football coaching record is 82-15