In this episode of Mastermind, Heather Christie is joined by Todd Gates, Chairman and founder of GATES, a fully integrated Construction management, general contracting and design-build firm with offices in Florida and the Republic of Panama. Todd shares his story of arriving in Southwest Florida with his new bride, from humble beginnings, to leading his firm through the housing recession and into the world of international construction.
Todd’s message of hard work and fair dealing is applicable across industries and you’re sure to find inspiration in his story and experiences. Find more about GATES and Todd himself at their site: http://www.gatesinc.com
0:44 – Todd’s History in Southwest Florida
1:41 – The Origin of GATES Construction
5:15 – Under Budget and Ahead of Schedule
8:09 – Surviving the Recession
11:27 – Leadership in Lean Times
13:59 – Advice for Young Todd