Builder Stories Podcast Hosted by Eric Fortenberry
Episode 27

The Path Forward from DebtWith James Miller of Valiant Home Additions

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Meet James Miller, owner of Valiant Home Additions in Centerton, Arkansas. James initially embarked on his construction career right after high school, and at the young age of 21, he was running operations for an aluminum gutter company. After starting his own company and experiencing challenges with a former partner, he decided to pivot his focus to whole house remodels and residential additions. Currently leading a team of nine skilled employees, James manages an impressive workload of six to eight projects concurrently. In this captivating story, James shares invaluable insights about how a few bad business decisions led to $1.5 million in debt and how he is working his way out.

Here are a few key takeaways from our discussion with James:

  • Narrowing your business focus
  • Being able to say no
  • Switching to a sub model in the field
  • Prioritizing who to pay first
  • Investing in yourself as the business owner

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