We had the good fortune of connecting with Jose Vargas and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jose, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk! I feel like you need to take risks, it should be calculated risks but without risks there will be no reward. I’ve learned that it’s hard to get out of your comfort zone and take risks. But some of the best changes we’ve made or contracts we’ve been awarded were by taking risks. It can be very scary to take that risks but once you do it and it pays off you’ll feel so much stronger. I think you need to take risks in your business To achieve the goals you have set for yourself. You can play it safe and stay in your comfort zone but you will never see what else you can achieve without taking risks. Those will change your life and business.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I remember years back when I was just starting out. I had enough experience to be able to work on my family’s a/c. My mom called and said hers was not working. I was working on it and caught myself doing all the little extra things I wanted to make sure it was perfect. It only took 5-10 mins more but made a difference. At that time I thought to myself if I treat every customer every house as my own mothers home then we’ll be doing it right. So when I started my own company we took that and made that our company mission. Treat every customer as our own mothers home. Go that extra mile so those extra few things. If you would recommend it for your mom recommend it for your customer.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would say maybe Lone Star Park. Of course they have some great food and drinks. A nice bar where we you can bet on horse racing all around the world. Also on some days live horse racing
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
When I first got into this business I was lucky enough to learn from a man named Butch Bryant. I still remember him making go into the attic and work on a furnace, him standing at the ladder and trying to walk me through it. He would not do it nor tell me how to do it but would try to teach me why I was checking a certain part and would tell me how it worked. I learned so much in that time with him and I would not be where I am today without his help. Thank you! I like to read books and about a year and a half ago I ordered a book by Scott Ritchey. I loved the book read it twice pretty quickly, in one section he talks about getting a mentor to help. So I thought why not ask him to mentor me. So I went on linked in and sent a message. I was amazed when he responded the same day and even more amazed when he said here is my phone number. Call me anytime. I couldn’t believe it. I can say now we have built a pretty cool friendship and talk regularly. I would recommend his business to anyone in the service industry. He is a genius.