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Jake Brown: Experience-Based Innovation

July 13, 2015
Jake Brown, Owner of Winston Brown Construction, in Topeka, Kan., 2015 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee


Winston Brown Construction, Topeka, Kan.

Age 33

Jake Brown attributes the success of his company to associates and vendors. But he has worked in every role, from administration to marketing to production, and his experience-based leadership is part of the formula. He constantly brings ideas to help make the company better. One example is the launch of American Perma-Coat Painting, a new division designed to meet the local market’s need for affordable, quality painting.

Another was Jake’s decision to transition the company to a design/build model, which has produced more of a partnership between customers and designers and estimators.

Jake joined the company as a carpenter in 2002, going on to become a partner and then sole owner. He has more ideas for new divisions, so it looks like the growth trend will continue.

Within the company, Jake works hard at building morale and a team environment. Out in the industry, he works hard at staying involved, serving as the secretary/treasurer for the Topeka Home Builders Association (THBA) and as the president of the Topeka Remodeler’s Council. He has been elected as the THBA chapter president for 2016.

Read more about the 2015 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardees.

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