In a recent episode of the Woodpreneur Podcast, our very own Jordan Messick had the pleasure of sharing the unique journey of Coastal Building Supply with host Steve Larosiliere. The episode takes our listeners on a captivating exploration of our company’s history, evolution, and the exciting chapter that began in January 2022 when Jordan took the helm.
Coastal Building Supply’s roots trace back to 1994, founded by Patrick Fitzgerald. Initially specializing in imported tropical hardwoods, particularly teak for marine and boating applications, our story reflects a rich legacy. As Jordan takes some time to look toward the past, listeners gain insight into the gradual shift in our focus from marine to residential use of these exceptional hardwoods over the years.
Looking toward toward the future, Jordan unfolds his role in the Coastal Building Supply story. In a strategic move, he acquired the company in January 2022, underlining a commitment to preserving the company’s legacy while steering it towards new horizons. The decision to rebrand in August 2023 reflected our dedication to revitalizing the brand and aligning it with a vision that resonates with our values and aspirations.
Jordan’s choice to acquire an existing business over starting from scratch is a testament to the foresight that has defined Coastal Building Supply. The podcast reveals the careful consideration that went into this decision – a thoughtful analysis of the advantages of ownership and recognition of untapped potential within our business. The success and growth witnessed since Jordan assumed ownership continue to affirm that he made the right decisions.
As you listen to our’s and Jordan’s stories, you’ll gain valuable insights into the dynamics of entrepreneurship. Jordan Messick’s journey exemplifies the wisdom of recognizing opportunities, understanding the landscape, and making informed decisions to elevate a business. We invite you to join us in this exciting exploration by checking out the full episode on your preferred podcast platform. Here’s to the continued growth and success of Coastal Building Supply!