Why Small Businesses Matter
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You're IT A Plus Home Inspection Services!
Three questions with Aaron Preble, founder of A Plus Home Inspection Services.
Why did you start your business?
I started my business as a home inspector so that I can aid home buyers and other clients by delivering the best possible inspection. I feel great satisfaction on a daily basis knowing that I am truly helping people in life. I actually get a little giddy inside sometimes, when I'm in the middle of the inspection, explaining what I've found to the client, and it comes to mind that I am truly helping this person that has crossed my path. Making an investment in a home is a hugely important decision.
Every person has a varying level of knowledge/know-how when it comes to houses, so that's where I come in, applying my specialized knowledge, thoroughness, and dedication to provide a clear picture of the house/property, from top to bottom.
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
I try to keep in mind supporting local businesses as often as I can, as it's super important to the local economy. I recently went straight to Bethel Printing & Graphics to get a banner and knew they'd do a fantastic job and could help me out on short notice. Also, that coffee mural on the side of the building is amazing. I love going to Redding Roasters (the building in the back) to get coffee as Christmas and birthday gifts. Of course, there are all the local real estate offices in town, and always such friendly people. Stop in and say hi!
An important part of my busy day is getting food on the road. I really like the deli at Mitchell gas station (Sunoco) on Route 58, and I preorder breakfast burritos with different meat additions. The regular cooks and staff there are like family (because I see them so often!)
Have you "reimagined" your small business?
I hope to grow my business to include several additional inspectors. Something I find intriguing is that the "A Plus" part of my company name has a duality to it. A+ for the level of service I provide, and another interpretation, the 'A' standing for my name Aaron, and the 'Plus' for the other people that I hope to have part of my business one day, which could end up being one or both of my children, we'll see!
Aaron would like to nominate Victoria's Wood Fired Pizza & Catering to be featured next!
HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!