Mike Geric Construction has been a staple local development business since 1968. Edward Geric, the current president, talked to Douglas about his experience in the local business community and how he was drawn to finding ways to support those at the beginning of their business journey.
“We have always been innovators in our industry. In recent years, our focus has become building not only beautiful, livable homes but buildings that have a much lighter footprint and offer sustainability and energy efficiency through good design and new technology. We are always looking for other innovators and look for opportunities to support them”
What do you think is the most important part of supporting local, up-and-coming businesses?
“We value entrepreneurship and hard work and we know how much effort it takes to be successful – especially when trying to break a mold and do something new. We are happy to be supporting other businesses who are at the beginning of their journey.”
What is the most valuable part about the 10 To Watch event itself?
“The 10 To Watch event is a great place to connect with a wide-variety of business owners and community leaders who are all playing an important part in bolstering our local economy and making an impact around the world. We like being there to support the winners and share in their excitement.”
Explain you and your businesses’ connection to entrepreneurs and small businesses in the community.
“Our company was founded here 50 years ago and working with independent and small businesses is a huge part of our success. We have always been a developer that is very entrepreneurial and love to partner with other business owners. We have many local businesses that have been working on our developments for decades and we truly value those relationships and what they add to our projects – quality, innovation and community.”
Douglas would like to thank all of the 2019 sponsors supporting the Douglas 10 To Watch Awards – together we can celebrate the innovative, up-and-coming businesses who are excelling on Vancouver Island.