Each year, OBJ and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce choose 40 of the region’s top young entrepreneurs and business executives and recognize them for their professional achievements, expertise and community service.
In these profiles, OBJ highlights some of this year’s recipients – their impressive accomplishments, what drives them and how they like to spend their downtime away from the business world.
Company: NCM provides services ranging from locating underground utilities to drain and sewer cleaning for residential, commercial and industrial customers.
Education: Welding certificate, Algonquin College
Charitable involvement: Touch A Truck, Wings of Phoenix
Biggest biz achievement: Building a company from one truck to now servicing the greater Ottawa area 24/7 as well as Cornwall and the Hwy. 401 district.
Biggest obstacle: Getting the company registered as a recognized Ministry of the Environment hauler and treatment facility operating within eco-friendly regulations and standards.
Biggest influence: My family, especially my wife Alison. She was there in the beginning when I wanted to get my first truck and always supported me through the growth stages of the company. She had me make a five-year goal, so I wrote on a notepad that I wanted to have five trucks in five years and a shop to put them in. It’s six years in now, and we have over 15 trucks and our shop is starting this year.
Biggest lesson learned: Provide great service and prompt staff and you will build a good name.
First job: Delivering the Pennysaver and renting grass aerators.
What’s left to do: It’s go time – I would like to see NCM open up in new markets.
Favourite pastimes: Going out on the boat with family and friends and spending time with my two little girls.
Favourite song: I like all upbeat music.
Favourite local pro sports team: Ottawa Senators
Favourite local summer event: Canada Day
Preferred social media platform: Instagram