Forty Under 40: Tyler Wenkus, Gonyea Companies

Seeking out the right people and getting sage advice from seasoned pros ensures the success of a new division

April 05, 2017

COO and Co-Owner

Gonyea Companies, Minneapolis

2016 Revenue: $6 million

7 employees

Best Practice: As the point person for one of the largest builder/remodelers in the Twin Cities area, Wenkus is a rising star. In addition to running Gonyea Companies’ remodeling division, he’s also responsible for decision-making in all of the subsidiary entities of the vertically integrated firm. His key to success: having the right people for the right jobs. The remodeling division is the company’s newest segment, and Wenkus was given the challenge of growing it into a $6 million entity. His first step: Assemble a great team. To that end, he formed an advisory board of industry stakeholders including a retired home builder, an accountant specializing in construction, a business consultant, and other professionals. The strategy worked, with the remodeling division well on its way to meeting its goal. And the professional advisors have become like mentors to Wenkus. 

Read more about the 2017 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardees.

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