River City Six – Brandon Beery
Meet Brandon Beery, commercial specialist for Morton Buildings in Omaha.
Tell us a little about your business.
From commercial buildings, to equestrian facilities, to ornate or practical residential outbuildings, Morton Buildings manufactures and constructs our proprietary post-frame buildings with the option of serving the customer as a full turnkey general contractor. We have in-house engineering and architecture for our product nationwide, with a construction center located in Waverly, NE. I specifically focus on the design-build commercial business in the Omaha metro area.
How did you get started in the business?
Ten years ago, I wanted to get back into the construction business and began looking for a new career. I had little knowledge of the post-frame business and all the product capabilities. I was fortunate enough to get hired in an office with two veteran salesman that spent many hours mentoring me.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Many people do not know all that we can do with our product and business. There is a misconception of the product based on what it may have been 30+ years ago. More knowledge would allow many more opportunities.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
Making sure that I leave every client I can as a raving fan of the product and process. Without a satisfied customer, we have nothing. I’ve had the chance to partner up with some amazing people, and it’s been rewarding to have the opportunity to serve each one of them to the best of my ability.
Tell us a little about your family.
I’ve been married to my wife Elizabeth for over 16 years. We have three very different yet very amazing children. Our oldest daughter Reese is almost 12 and in her first year of middle school. She likes to swim, is very studious, and enjoys the arts. Our middle child Kael is in fourth grade and, like most boys, is infatuated with football, basketball, and baseball. He keeps us busy six days a week with select baseball and basketball. He’s the quiet peacekeeper in our house. Our youngest Mazie is in kindergarten and is six. She’s the fireball and tries to be the boss in our house.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Moving here from Minnesota three years ago with little knowledge of the Omaha area. I moved to take on a new challenge with the company. We live in the Gretna school district and have been very happy with the transition.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Golf and then golf again. We also enjoy day trips with the kids when a sporting event isn’t dictating our schedule. A cold beverage in the backyard while grilling is always top of the list as well.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I went to almost 40 states in the U.S. before the age of 20, and Nebraska wasn’t one of them!
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?
Sportscaster. If you know who Vin Scully was, I would have loved to be a fraction of that man in the booth.
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