SEPTEMBER BUSINESS: Peace Home Solutions
Three years ago, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Brian Peace began to envision life beyond the military.
As he began his transition from infantry Marine to civilian, Peace received a series of job rejections from employers looking for candidates with college degrees. Not to be deterred, he called on his military-taught leadership and organizational skills, as well as his construction background, to start something all his own: Peace Home Solutions.
Having cut his teeth at commercial job sites as a kid, and having worked for six years at Flintco Constructive Solutions, Peace had found a new calling—quality fence construction.
“I started in April 2013 when I was still in the military, and then kept rolling with it since then,” he said. “I would do construction jobs when I got off work, and it just kind of took off at the end of 2013.”
The Oklahoma City-based business, which serves the metro area, can construct several types of fences, including livestock enclosures, fences around acreages, large composite fences around homeowners’ associations or the standard backyard fence. Peace Home Solutions even handles miscellaneous concrete work for driveways, sidewalks and patios.
“We offer the homeowner a quality fence at a reasonable cost, and we do all custom work,” Peace said. “We actually build the fence on site at their home or business. Nothing is prefabricated, so the homeowner gets exactly the look they want.”
Peace manages a staff of two, but the company takes on more workers as demand shifts. Peace’s wife Melinda, a local school teacher, also helps out with the business. The two live in Oklahoma City with their son, Cody, 7, and daughter, Kaitlyn, 6.
Peace chalks his company’s success up to great customer service and professionalism that leaves the customer with a positive lasting impression. All this helps his company build a reputation of excellence in the community. He and his crew complete the projects in a timely manner and build a rapport with customers, who often aren’t able to be on the property while the construction takes place.
“We’ll install a fence that will last, and we take pride in knowing we helped someone out,” Peace said. “We don’t ever leave the job until we’re done. We go until the homeowner is happy with it. And if the homeowner is happy, we’re happy. That’s what we strive for.”
Learn more about Peace Home Solutions by visiting peacehomesolutionsllc.com, by calling (405) 708-3247 or emailing [email protected]