River City 6: Danny Reynolds
Modern Concepts Tile is a locally owned and operated contractor specializing in custom design tilework for residential and commercial projects. Danny Reynolds is the co-owner of Modern Concepts Tile.
Tell us a little about your business. – We started our business in 2003. We take great pride in our work, which is largely the reason why we’ve been fortunate enough to grow our business into what it is today.
How did you get started in the business? – My parents’ neighbor was a very well-respected tile installer. He gave me a job at the age of 17 right after high school.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – Going out on my own, trying to get my own work and keep the work constant.
What has been your most important achievement professionally? – Owning a reputable company with a portfolio of work that includes million dollar homes. We feel extremely privileged to be trusted with such amazing homes and making people’s dreams come true. That being said, any job to us is an important one.
Tell us a little about your family. – There are eleven kids in my family, including nine girls and two boys, and I’m the third oldest of the bunch. We are a big Irish Catholic family, so we have huge get-togethers but we all get along awesome so it’s always a great time. I have a son named Rylan and he’s the best.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – The day my son was born. I realized now that I had my own family that I really needed to make my company successful to be able to provide for them.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – I love to go golfing and catch up on sleep.
What are you the most proud of? – I am most proud of all of the goals I have accomplished; I’m continually setting more for myself. At the top of that list was making Modern Concepts a well-known name in the industry.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – Believe in yourself, and don’t pay attention to negative things around you.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be? – Humorous.
If you had a theme song, what would it be? – Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting by Elton John.
If you could have a super power, what would it be? – Invisibility.
What talent would you most like to have? – Playing an instrument.
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be? – I would be a musician, most likely a singer.
What is your favorite movie? – Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
What is your favorite TV show? – Mike & Molly.
What is your favorite local restaurant? – Maria’s Mexican Restaurant.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – Ken Griffey Jr.