John Chan partners with his brother in a historical restoration company, starting out with slate roofing (The Durable Slate Company), and expanding into The Durable Restoration – performing award-winning historical restorations, structural stabilization, masonry and more. John and his team are considered the top slate experts in the United States, winning multiple awards such as the BBB’s International Award for Marketplace Ethics and, from the National Roofing Contractors Association, the Gold Circle Award on multiple occasions. John frequently gives seminars and consults on projects all over the country and abroad, and is President of the National Slate Association, and has written many articles on slate roofing in a number of publications.
My brother and I actually acquired the business in 1992 from its original founder, because it was so far in debt. The company had about 5 employees, very little work, virtually no assets, and over $100,000 in debts. It was a nightmare, but after implementing The Hubbard Management System, we were able to pay off those debts and grow from those small beginnings to 5 offices around the country. We have worked on some of the most historic places in the US, like Lincoln’s Birthplace, Teddy Roosevelt’s ranch in ND, Presidents Hayes, Harding and McKinley’s houses, pre-revolutionary homes in Maryland and South Carolina. My advice is to implement the Hubbard Management system as fast as possible, and get control over your business and your life!