“I probably am exaggerating, all the clients we've gotten thus far have been primarily word of mouth and recommendation.”

  • Tony Mcklem

Welcome to a brand-new episode of the Woodpreneur Podcast. Today, your host, Steve Larosiliere, is joined by Tony Mcklem from Hollywood Decks, a leading outdoor living company based out of Northeast Florida. In this blog, we delve into the insightful conversation from The Woodburner Podcast featuring Tony Mcklem, the founder of Hollywood Decks, as he shares his remarkable journey and the keys to their success.

Tony Mcklem, along with his wife, embarked on a journey to establish Hollywood Decks, an outdoor living company, after moving from Los Angeles to Northeast Florida. With a background in finance and a passion for hands-on construction, Tony found himself seeking a change from the office world to the outdoors. Inspired by his volunteer experiences and driven by a desire for a new beginning, Tony took the leap into the construction industry.

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“We're just sharing who we are, our purpose, our mission, and our goals, and why we do things the way we do. And we're fortunate to have such good feedback, such good support from some of these folks in the social media world.” - Tony Mcklem

Networking and Relationship Building:

Recognizing the importance of networking and building relationships, Tony focused on connecting with industry professionals, suppliers, and representatives in the area. Leveraging his connections from Los Angeles, Tony sought out key individuals who could support Hollywood Decks' growth in the new market. Through strategic networking and word-of-mouth referrals, Hollywood Decks began to establish its presence and reputation in the community.

Transitioning to High-End Projects:

As Hollywood Decks gained traction, Tony identified a niche market for high-end deck building in Northeast Florida. Rather than competing in the saturated market of pressure-treated decks, Tony positioned Hollywood Decks as a provider of premium, elaborate outdoor living spaces. This strategic differentiation allowed Hollywood Decks to stand out and attract clients seeking quality craftsmanship and personalized designs.

Investing in Growth:

With the success of their initial projects, Hollywood Decks began to invest in their business expansion. Tony recognized the need to scale operations and enhance their capabilities to meet growing demand. This included bringing in experienced team members and investing in equipment and resources to deliver exceptional results. By prioritizing quality and customer satisfaction, Hollywood Decks solidified its position as a trusted provider in the industry.

Content Creation and Brand Partnerships:

In addition to their on-site projects, Hollywood Decks ventured into content creation and brand partnerships to further elevate their brand presence. Collaborating with reputable companies and brands in the outdoor living space, Hollywood Decks produced engaging content to showcase their expertise and showcase their projects. Through strategic collaborations and content marketing efforts, Hollywood Decks expanded its reach and connected with like-minded partners who shared their vision and values.

Embracing the Journey:

Today, Tony Mcklem and the Hollywood Decks team continue to pursue their passion for creating stunning outdoor living spaces while fostering meaningful connections within the community. Their journey serves as a testament to the power of perseverance, strategic networking, and a commitment to excellence in craftsmanship. As they look ahead to the future, Hollywood Decks remains dedicated to pushing the boundaries of innovation and delivering unparalleled outdoor experiences for their clients.

Want to get in touch with Tony Mcklem?

Contact him through:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hollywooddecks/

Website: https://hollywooddecks.com/

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