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Columbia Business Monthly

#21 - Linden Construction of South Carolina, Inc.

Dec 06, 2018 01:12PM ● By Kathleen Maris
Year Founded: 2009
Founder: Brandon Linden
Headquarters location: Charleston
Number of employees (start): 1
Number of employees (present): 25

Linden Construction is a full-service commercial construction company based in Charleston. Drawing on years of experience, the company excels in the construction of new buildings, tenant improvements and renovations, and specialized exterior/interior upfits. Linden Construction successfully delivers superior finished projects by ensuring quality, value, and functionality are held at the forefront throughout the entire construction process. The company’s core values center on their belief in creating teamwork environments which lead to lasting partnerships with their clients. From project superintendents to project managers to executive staff, each member of Linden Construction works together by drawing on a myriad of skills and levels of expertise to ensure that their client’s best interests are a top priority.

What are your firm’s biggest challenges and how do you plan to overcome them?
Brandon Linden (President): Recruiting talent is the firm’s biggest challenge. We will continue to present potential prospects with the tools and incentives that are usually seen within much larger companies, while still maintaining the teamwork mentality that makes us so unique.

What trends and innovations do you see down the line for your industry?
In terms of trends, we are seeing an increase in outside general contractors moving into the Charleston market. This means we need to be that much more on top of our systems and techniques to make sure we are always providing our clients with the best service possible, in addition to making sure our employees feel valued and appreciated.

What are you doing to make sure your company sticks around for the long haul?
We invest in our employees as well as our processes. We are working towards building a collective mindset within the company that aims at ensuring all the employees have a vested interest in the company and wish to help move it in a successful direction in the future.

How important is continued learning to your success and if so, what do you do to ensure that you are always learning about your industry, your company, and yourself?
Continued learning goes hand in hand with success. Staying current with market trends and advancing technology is critical to this industry. Constant communication with clients, suppliers, vendors, subcontractors, and employees enables me to be more aware of issues that arise, and better position myself, and others, to assist in minimizing these same issues in the future. The company prides itself on repeat and referred work, and I believe lots of the company’s success is based on our communication with clients, and our attempts to gather feedback on our performance in an effort to constantly improve.
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