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Meet Ryan Perry of Perry Electrical Contractors

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ryan Perry.

Ryan, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I started this business in 2007, which was at the height of the recession so I had my work cut out for me. I had started working in this field 12 years prior and felt like I was ready to try it on my own. I started as a one man business taking every call I could get. I had 3 boys and a wife at home counting on me to succeed and I never let that slip my mind. I wanted my business to be built on honest and integrity, I have seen how the bad contractors have left a stigma on the guys that were doing it the right way and I wanted to ensure all my customers were happy by the end of the job. As the years went on and making great connections and friends with my customers we began to grow. This year will be our 10 year anniversary and we are still going strong and excited to see where the future brings us.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Honestly, nothing has gone smooth since I decided to open this business. Everything is an uphill challenge growing a business and I believe that’s what draws me to it. Some of the challenges I’ve faced are many, from financial hurdles to staffing. I think the hardest struggle was when my wife was diagnosed with cancer. Not only is she my wife but she is the office manager. So it put a big strain on our personal life and the business. But we have come out on the other side stronger than ever. Watching her fight cancer was a tough thing and I feel now that we can conquer any problems that we encounter.

Please tell us about Perry Electrical Contractors.
We are a family owned electrical company. I feel like we have a higher set of standards than our competitors. I refuse to cut corners, I like things done by the book. I also enjoy helping people whether it be an employee or a customer. I think we stand apart from the others because my employees are not paid a commission, so when we come to your house or business it is to provide great service whether it be an electrical problem or a big new construction project. I want to provide a good work place for my employees and know they are appreciated and fairly compensated so that they can focus on doing their job the best they can. We work all over the metro Atlanta and are expanding into North Georgia as well.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
I had a great childhood, my parents were hardworking and did their best to provide and make sure my sister and I had the things we needed and wanted. I grew up on a neighborhood lake with my best friend living next door to me since I was 1. So there were many great memories, too many to be able to pick just one.

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