GC & HI Inc.
Business name: GC & HI Inc.
Address: 130 Huntoon Memorial Highway, Rochdale, Mass.
Owner's name: Quoc Bui
Background: Bui, 27, came to the United States from Vietnam in 1994. As a student at South High, and later Worcester State College, where he was a chemistry major, Bui worked part-time helping another general contractor in central Massachusetts. He enjoyed the work so much, he decided to pursue contracting as a profession. Bui has one assistant, Khanh Le. Business description: In the field of general contracting and home improvement, Bui will do anything and everything, including painting, bathroom and kitchen tiling, remodeling and minor electrical work. Business history: Bui began his business three years ago. What motivated him to start a business? "I got tired of doing the work and have someone else get paid for it, and then have to spend weeks tracking down the other person to get paid," Bui said. "Also I love the freedom of being my own boss. I like working outside, not be stuck in a factory all day." Why this business? "I love the work." Latest interesting trend: "Tiling is big right now. I've been asked to do a lot of tiling jobs lately." Questions most often asked by customers: "How much is this going to cost?" and "While you're here, can you fix this or take a look at that?" Answer to most often asked questions: "Less than you'd have to pay if you hired a big company," and "Sure, I can fix that, too." Best advice he ever got: "Stay small, keep busy." For more information: Contact Bui regarding pricing, availability or job specifics at 508-864-8693 or by e-mail him at [email protected].