Marcell Haywood was a top athlete with the FSU Seminoles and had earned a Masters Degree in Information Systems, so his family was surprised when he announced his plans to build a maintenance business. Today, Marcell is the acclaimed CEO of Dirt Pros, the 6th fastest growing privately-held company in South Florida, (as well as the 19th fastest-growing Products and Services company in the entire nation) according to Inc. Magazine.
Marcell is driven by a vision of a company that disrupts the traditional maintenance marketplace. Dirt Pros is an environmentally-conscious business that keeps things green, safe and clean, while creating a sense of community and pride for maintenance professionals in South Florida. His motto, “Hire for attitude, not skill”, is the key behind the continuous expansion of a company that now has over 400 maintenance professionals. Marcell shares the story behind Dirt Pros, along with the lessons he learned from his time in the Information Technology field and in the basketball court: “You have to learn how to move and adapt with the ebb and flow, in athletics as well as life.”
What drives visionaries when they go against conventional wisdom? Check out our podcast for the full story of this forward-thinking entrepreneur who is changing the rules of the maintenance industry.
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