Today we’d like to introduce you to Bryan Logue.
Bryan, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I would say it was early 1993, The economy was slowly starting up again from the latest recession, I was working as an installer for a small family operated burglar and fire alarm company when I looked around and realized I was the only employee not blood related or married into the family. It was at this moment I knew that I would forever be at the so-called bottom of the company barrel. Without much thought, as to what it takes to run a company I gave my notice and ventured out on my own. Now here I am without any business experience, an old truck my dad gave me, and almost no work in the pipeline or working capital, like zero. I was making a go of it. The look on my father’s face when I revealed my plan of self-employment was priceless.
I often thought how foolish that was but I was young and really what did I have to lose?
Here I am in a beat-up van, a very small number of tools and not much work beyond that current week, The only thing I had going for me was the drive not to fail. I was officially an electrician in business for himself, I called my former employers, friends, answered adds, any electrical work opportunities out there, I took.
It was going well, I was working, had my helper and even bought a new van. I had plenty of work and was making good money for a 20-something. It seemed easier than I imagined, In about 1998 I decided to start buying property and building new homes for resale, Again, without much experience in this field I figured why not give it a try – what did I have to lose!
So, many years and renovated homes later, learning many expensive lessons in this area as I went along, the next recession hits and banks are closing overnight, People are out of work, real estate is tanking, and here I am 4 months from completion of a two-year project, This was a property I wanted to acquire for years and now I have it and the bank funding the project goes out of business. I had all my money tied up in this, and was “this close” to completion. There was no way was I walking away. I begged, borrowed and did what I had to do to complete this project and turn it in to a viable piece of property. I was able to eventually sell the house, and though I lost everything I had put in, it was learning you cannot teach, you must live through.
Now It’s about 2010, the recession has supposedly ended and work is trickling in, so back to focusing on the electrical business? Nah I knew one man in a van was a poor business model, so I started bidding on some construction projects, I had quality sub-contractors, I was a pretty good project manager so let’s give this model a try! it is amazing how well thing can go when you focus on one task, which I was not ready to do just yet, so I needed to reinvent the business model, With all the lessons learned from the past successes and failures it was about 2012 was when it all fell into place, An opportunity to get into the standby generator business was presented. This could be the right fit, I can use my electrical skills for installation, my project management skills for the larger installation, coordinating plumbers, riggers, and concrete subs as needed.
Now, I am fully focused and committed to the sales, service and installation of standby generator systems, Myself and my team are committed to the highest level of service and have enjoyed steady growth each year.
I have learned to focus on a few things and do them extremely well, That is a path to success!
Over the past 24 years I have learned a great deal, I made every mistake you can make, have dealt with more than enough adversity, I have on more than one occasion had to re-invent my company’s vision as its realized potential had not materialized, You just need to keep trying until you find the right path.
Has it been a smooth road?
No, it has been a rollercoaster for sure, steep hills, sudden drops and the occasional loop. I have seen my share of challenges along the way, from bad economic times, awful employees, horrible business associates, etc. Yes, I have seen too much it seems. The biggest struggle I have had was the sudden loss of my older brother Scott, He had recently started working for me and was heading up my new generator service department, This was an ideal fit for his skill set. The challenge of taking a lifetime of experience and putting into something that he could build, his way, the right way. I would run the sales and installations, he would run the service and repairs, A team effort building something great. I had never seen him this happy, plus I get to work alongside big brother so that made me happy.
His sudden passing left a giant void in me, I really had no idea what to do, I shut down physically and went into a deep depression, I really just wanted to close the business down and give up.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with B.P. Logue & Co. – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Building/electric/ generator sales, service & installations.
That is what we do, since 1993 providing a few specialized aspects of these areas of construction, currently focused on building the Generator business, while still handling a select few types of building and electrical services.
What I am most proud of is the adaptability of my company, to understand what is working or not working and make changes to the company’s course seeking the best path to success, I have staying power.
The name, or the brand, that’s what sets us apart from the crowd, it is a brand with the reputation of excellence and the track record to prove it.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
The history, it’s very cool to think that America started here, where we made a stand against tyranny and won our independence. Boston has a very cool vibe.
Getting around Boston would be my biggest dislike, it’s a challenge to drive and park, it’s a challenge to take the T, it’s a challenge on foot.
Boston has so much to offer it’s an amazing city, and it’s the best, no other city would I ever want to call home.
- Whole house generator systems from $99/month.
- Address: 3 Industrial Way Unit C
Tyngsboro, MA 01879
- Website: bplogue.com
- Phone: 978-251-4433
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook: facebook.com/BPLogue
- Other: linkedin.com/in/bryan-logue