Trust us when we say it's not just our name it's at this apart. With our talent in both our apprentices and our Master tradesman and contractors, we assure you you can trust us with your business.
If what you do is no different than what everyone else is doing, then how can you ever expect to get anything but the same ordinary results that everyone else sees on a regular basis? Personally, I have no wish or intentions of running an ordinary company. Far from that actually. Now, if you do things a little differently, some may even call it crazy or weird, then you at least open the door for the possibility of different results. Now, different can be bad too, you don't want to do something that has a track record of failure. However, if what you set out to do is unprecedented there is at least the opportunity for wild, even crazy, success.
Yes, theoretically it could lead to failure, but in my opinion that's only if you let that be an option. I don't see failure in my future. I'm not a loser, nor is the person in which we care to call teammates. Of course every now and then you may take a loss in parts of your life. Regarding this I may be a little bit different than most , well in many ways, but I'm fine if you're a sore loser. In fact I want you to be a sore loser. You still have to go shake their hand at the end of the match, but you don't have to congratulate them for a job well done. I want you to be so mad about it that you'll do whatever it takes to not allow it to happen again. It's okay to lose a battle, but after a battle has been fought and lost then only war can follow. Whatever it takes to ensure the same defeat does not occur twice is to me only the bare minimum that needs to be done. It's okay to make mistakes that's how we learn. However, if you continually make those same mistakes without care to learn from them then I'll consider you, well let's just say someone I care not to employ or in any capacity work with. You show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser. Failure is part of life and that is a factual reality, but it doesn't have to be a part of my life- it doesn't have to be a part of anyone's life. You're the only person who can decide that for yourself. Very similarly no one can affect your self-esteem but yourself. Failure is a state of mind, and reversely, so is opportunity. You have to realize that you have more to offer the world then just being a failure or some write off or has been. Look at George Foreman. Do you think he accepted the idea that he was in any way shape or form at any time not the greatest of all time? No. He had to literally be beaten senseless before he gave up on his mission of success. You have to want to succeed, and you have to have an Outlook that there's opportunity and potential if you just go out there and get it. Nobody's going to give you anything. There's only three ways to make money in this world and that's to earning, someone gives it to you, or you steal it. That last one's very heavily frowned upon. So I suggest going out there and getting it, and it's not exactly easy. However in this country as I'm sure along with many others too we have an opportunity to go out there and get it. So look at it whatever situation you're in in life that's something to be grateful for to be in your situation. It's only then you'll go from being a nobody to a somebody. Sadly, so many people in this world are so busy trying to be ordinary. People actually go out of their way to be seen and viewed as ordinary. So much so, that they forget who they really are inside that part of them that makes them unique. And at that point they can no longer recognize extraordinary for what it is. It's like losing your imagination. I may be a little weird, different, or even flat out odd, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I have a good set of morals, a good education, a good upbringing, and all of those things have led to the creation of what is and is to be perpetually an extraordinary company in nature.
I grew up in the state of Louisiana, going to Country Day School followed by Louisiana Tech. My most recent employers were JPMorgan Chase and Company which I worked during the day as a banker, and by night I worked my other job being a server at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. In the beginning of my employment with the two leaders of their fields, I couldn't believe I got those jobs, I was so very grateful to be offered the positions at both companies in the first place as I saw it. Now, I never lost my gratitude to those companies, but I realized I had been selling myself short. That the reality was I myself contain the ability and talent to create my own industry leading company. Otherwise, if I wasn't made from that kind of cloth I wouldn't have been hired at either.
Both Dominic and myself , two founders of the company are Eagle Scouts. We both believe that the most important word out of the 16 that make up The Scout Law is "is." A scout IS trustworthy, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. You can know those 12 principles, be familiar with the words, rattle them off with a tune even, but if you don't practice them the principles and meaning is lost. It's through the application of those principles that one can become a better person. I try, and that's all I can do, to live up to this principles daily. Some days I fall short. Many days I fall short, but I can say I try every single day. I know for a fact Dominic exudes what it is to be an eagle scout far more so than I. I believe that is why the two of us were able to without question since the conception of the company wanted in some way to do good by people when and wherever we could. Both Dominic and myself the two founders of the company are Eagle Scouts. We both believe that the most important word out of the 16 that make up The Scout Law is "is." A scout IS trustworthy, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. You can know those 12 principles, be familiar with the words, rattle them off with a tune even, but if you don't practice them the principles and meaning is lost. It's through the application of those principles that one can become a better person. I try, and that's all I can do, to live up to this principles daily. Some days I fall short. Many days I fall short, but I can say I try every single day. I know for a fact Dominic exudes what it is to be an eagle scout far more so than I. I believe that is why the two of us were able to without question since the conception of the company wanted in some way to do good by people when and wherever we could.
My father a owner and operator of radio stations. Over his career, he is owned roughly 50 or so AM and FM stations combined. Graduate of Millsaps and Rotarian of 37 years he's a man I often find myself trying live up to. His accomplishments in my opinion are seconded to none. He put four children through private school, made himself a millionaire several times over, and through all that had time to go over spelling words with us each evening. His accomplishments may seem ordinary to some, but when you factor in the fact he's been blind from birth... Well that is a game changer to say the least. His Drive, dedication, commitment knows no bounds or end. To say his drive had no end in sight would be both literally and figuratively accurate. When he was 18, he and another teenager set out to form their own radio station. No one would hire my dad in the late '60s. So to that extent he was forced into ownership. It wasn't but two or three weeks in to having the station that he realized he and his partner could cover more ground if he hired a driver. And so, as it is still, since Mark Jones was 18 years old he has had at least one employee. Every year he host what he calls the Christmas Caroling Contest where he gives out far more than he'd ever make on disability within a year. The money he gives out the contest goes to choirs, school music classes, universities, churches in short it goes to aid in the funding of the arts. Music means a lot to him, helping people means a lot to him, and work means a lot to him. I think that may be why I've tried to put all three in my company.
The same mother is equally impressive would be under selling her. My mother, a fantastic woman, was in radio for over 20 years, and the DJ of hit radio shows several times in her career. Both my parents were. However, my mother for 7 years running was ranked number one amongst homeless men aged 25 to 37 in rural areas of Central Louisiana. Now, how many people can say that? She is most certainly where I got my sense of humor. As stoic, stern, and strictly business as my father is, my mother most certainly was the Ying to that yang. Her and I have always had a close bond. Raising all of us boys was very very physically and mentally stressful on her end. In many senses she was a single mother. There was no one to help pick up or drop off kids, do laundry, help around the house with chores, I think maybe you're getting the picture. However, she always made things work. She was but tied everything together and kept it going. If it weren't for her and watching her somehow always getting our family by, I don't know if I would have survived the last 13 months. If it weren't for her answering my phone calls or last 13 months I don't know if I would have made it to be honest. There's been struggle over this first year. What I've set out to do it's quite the task, and if it weren't for my parents I would have never had the aspirations to even embark on this much less see it through to reality.
RIDIN'DIRTY was conceived with a mission based on honest values and aimed towards bettering it's community, nation, and the world as a whole.
Our mission is as follows:
We will educate those that are willing and eager in the various trades and skills required and demanded by the Property Management sector. Through the acquisition of Master tradesmen and Craftsmen through the implementation of a semi-retirement via educational/supervisory role in our company. Allowing those with the experience and knowledge to pass the torch the on the job first hand training younger team members. By offering substantial benefits and competitive if not more than competitive wages it is our goal to retain the men and women that we train through this process. We believe in paying our employees livable wages and providing them benefits that allow them at very least the opportunity of good health and a reasonable age in retirement. We will work alongside multi unit and facility real estate companies to allow for the greatest amount of both trades we can offer and number of those in which we can offer those trades.
We have quite the mission we set out to accomplish, but I feel as if it is it necessary undertaking. I don't see any companies, people, government agencies, or anyone or anything that is currently adequately answering a major problem in America. That problem being a vacuum of skilled labor in the construction and Contracting fields. So, I decided I'd do it myself. The co-founder of the company and COO, Dominic Ducre along with myself uncovered both a pool of Labor and an area where we can gain a substantial enough margin in which to pay that labor pool enough to retain them long-term, but more importantly pay them enough to live happily. If you pay well, manage well, and mean well then I am of the belief that your people will want to stay with you, or be "along for the ride," if you will.
Our mission may be a little different than the average company, but make no mistake one of our principal missions is to make money, and I believe we will quickly see that into fruition. It is my intention to make everything about this company different. Like I said earlier ordinary measures result in ordinary returns and results. I am building something extraordinary, because that is the legacy that I wish to leave. Ridin'Dirty is different not only because of it's name and CEO, but due to it's core values and overall mission being built off of foundation of greed and profit oriented goals. The grandfather of our CFO told me when I was young you cannot treat someone wrong and expect them to treat you right. Our goal is simple, help people and treat them right. I mean truly treat them right. From start to finish any job, task, or contract that we set out with our clients to complete we will be with them every step of the way. We will not ignore you, dodger calls, make excuses, look the other way, if you will... we will keep our eyes on the road ahead of us. Come ride with us because we're on the road that, albeit maybe less traveled down, is headed towards success. Come ride with us!