Gary Rabine is the CEO and Chairman of Rabine Group, an award winning group of companies that helps local and national property asset managers maximize their long-term, return on investment with world-class, engineered solutions for commercial applications in concrete and asphalt paving, roofing, doors and docks, utility and municipal pipe inspection, snow removal, project management and much more. Gary brought a “blue ocean” entrepreneur mindset to an industry where it was heavily commoditized. As a result, Gary created a unique brand, focused on innovation, speed and quality, and shares the details on how he did it.
You can catch more great conversations with Gary on his own podcast called, Ditch Digger CEO, where he talks with entrepreneurs about the real stories of people who have risen to the top. You’ll get their raw wisdom, unfiltered mistakes, and the lessons they’ve learned along the way go straight from their mouths to your ears.
Gary’s success also helped him revitalize a world class golf course and has elevated it to be rated by Golf Digest as one of the most challenging courses in America, and one of the best golf courses in Illinois. He’s created a unique experience at this private club in Woodstock, Illinois called Bull Valley Golf Club.
Mike and Gary cover a ton of great stuff in the episode like how he developed his work ethic at a young age, lessons from his financial gains and losses to eventually hit hockey stick growth, his thoughts on labor unions and adapting to higher labor costs, his frustration with complacency and thoughts on socialism, his love for family and capitalism, developing future business leaders, why his friends are urging him to be the next Governor of Illinois and much more.
And now here’s Gary Rabine.
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