Shane Robertson owns Sooke Gutter, a gutter installation and maintenance service that has been serving Sooke for over four years. Shane also contributes to the community as a Volunteer Firefighter, and also periodically helps at Wild Arc. You can find Shane Robertson Sooke Gutter on Facebook, at https://www.facebook.com/SookeGutter. Additional contact information is provided in the Resource section below.
Here’s what Shane has to say about being an entrepreneur.
Describe your business
I have been installing gutters for 15 years and have had my own business for now years now. I Specialize in continuous gutter installation and repair, downspouts, soffit and gutter debris guards. I also do gutter cleaning and demossing.
When did you first know that you wanted to be self employed?
I have wanted to start my own business for a long time. When we moved to Sooke five years ago, it was a perfect opportunity for me to get it going because there was nobody in the gutter business based in Sooke. And, we know how much everyone in Sooke likes to shop local, including us!
[sam id=”15″ codes=”true”]What support systems did you have in place when you started?
The initial start up was stressful, but thanks mostly to family support and input from my old boss I was off and running!
What ONE thing should new entrepreneurs always do when they first get started?
Definitely do a lot of research on your field of choice and make sure you do every job right the first time. Most of my business comes from word of mouth and I treat every house like its my own.
What keeps you motivated?
Hard work to supply for my family is what its all about.
What are the biggest rewards and the worst challenges?
My biggest challenge is keeping up with demand right now. Working for myself and my family is the reward.
Knowing what you now know, would you do it again?
I would definitely do it again, and I don’t think I would do anything different.
Anything else you would like to add?
First, I love Sooke!
Second, Keep shopping local!
- Name Shane Robertson
- Company Sooke Gutter
- Address 6450 Sooke Road
- Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone Number 2508576118
- On Facebook
- With the Sooke Chamber
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