For Michael Ormsby, it’s about creating an environment for families to enjoy. Whether that’s through the decks he builds with The Deck Company or the family time he prioritizes with his own, Ormsby knows the sweat, blood, tears and hard work it takes to be an entrepreneur, owning several businesses currently, and being a dad.
What are your kids’ names and ages?
Kaden Ormsby, 10
Kallie Ormsby, 6
How long have you been in business?
What inspired you to start your own business?
I don’t know that one thing in particular inspired me in the beginning. I am an entrepreneur at heart. So when I first starting building decks on my own, the business just naturally grew from two guys and a hammer to what it is today.
What is your favorite part of your job?
Seeing how my clients make use of and enjoy the deck or outdoor living space we created and built.
What is your favorite part of being a parent?
Seeing my kids smile, laugh and accomplish great things in the activities that they love to do.
What are some ways you relax and find time for yourself?
We schedule family vacations and spend a lot of time down at the lake on our boat over the summer/weekends.
How do you balance work and family?
I use a schedule (lol). And try to stick to it as much as possible. It’s very easy to let a business take over every minute of your day. So scheduling time with my family is something that I make a priority.
What advice do you have for other dads starting a business?
Be ready to work hard and push through the hard times. Owning a business is a tough challenge that is not for the faint of heart.
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1700 South Campbell, Suite H, Springfield, MO