The nominator very accurately described Matt as, “Friendly, professional and hard working.”
Logan Tree Experts, which was recently incorporated, has been operating successfully for 7 years, with profit and client base increasing 10 – 12% each year. Key employees now have full time employment year ‘round.
Matt has the following advice for other young professionals: Fully grasp how wide ranging your responsibilities will be; know what your goals are; understand your customer; delegate properly and don’t reinvent the wheel. Acting on this last suggestion, he has established a Steering Committee comprised of trusted business people to provide advice and an honest critique of the operation. He leads by example and models high regard for quality, making certain that staff understand this is the only acceptable way. And further, safety and quality are never sacrificed for efficiency.
He has influenced the industry through his teaching at the college level and for a national industry organization. He also writes articles for newspapers, cottager publications and a provincial trade magazine. Education of clients is a priority so they can make smart decisions.
Young Professional Award s ponsored by Community Futures Peterborough