Co-founder & President, Tim Bischel, leads a growing design and build firm that services national companies with greenhouse and garden structure needs. It is really a neat niche with a big impact. I was especially impressed by his lessons regarding staying focused on what you do well and turning over responsibility to your team sooner.
Name: Tim Bischel, Co-founder & President
Company: Superior Structures, Inc.
Powerful Promise of Value: Superior Structures focuses on the quality construction and long term value of greenhouse design and build, nationwide garden center maintenance programs for the retail sector, and commercial or residential shade applications – fixed or retractable.
Headquartered In: Harrison, Ohio
Significant Difference Between (Co) Founder & CEO: “…when you are the founder…you do everything…you wear a lot of hats…you clean toilets…I can now offload…”
Blind Spot: “…I was so focused on my customer…I was focused on that…a lot of times I cared more about the end product than my customers did…some micromanagement…”
Favorite Resource for Productivity: Dropbox
Favorite Resource that helps with the Founder to CEO role shift: With God in Russia, The Discipline of Market Leaders: Choose Your Customers, Narrow Your Focus, Dominate Your Market
Favorite Founders: “Initially the man I worked for out of college.” “My parents.”