Business profile: Dennis Braia


Name: Dennis Braia
Name of Business/Address: Abbey Carpet by Braia, 408 E. Victory Way, Craig, 826-0888.

What prompted you to open your business in Craig? We were building a ranch in Hamilton and saw an opportunity to open a business in Craig.

How did you get into your line of business? I was born into it. My grandfather and father were in this business and before too long, I was too.

Describe your philosophy of being a good businessman. My philosophy of good business is be fair and honest. Prices and your business practices, along with a quick turn time, are really what count in this business.

How do you define the role of your business in the community? We are providing our community with great service and good prices so they do not need to go outside our community for this service.

What is the best part of your job? The best part of this job is meeting new people, getting to travel and seeing first-hand the growth in our community.
What is the most challenging part of your job? The most challenging part of this job is keeping promise dates to our customers with delivery schedules not in our control and managing work flow with the amazing amount of work we have generated.

What advice would you give to people considering opening their own business? My advice would be to acquire as much background, training, experience and advice as you can, always consider fair pricing with good follow-up. But, mostly be there personally to meet all your customers' needs.

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