Nick Zamucen, the Founder and President of Best Option Restoration, is a business strategist and an award-winning serial entrepreneur with a track record of success in a variety of businesses.
BOR is a leading water, fire, and mold mitigation and restoration firm for residential and small commercial properties. BOR franchisees are the ones to contact when a pipe bursts, a toilet backs up, a basement floods Or an array of other disasters. BOR will dry the structure and rebuild it better than it was before. In the subject of mitigation and restoration, our franchisees are specialists.
As per Nick, “The mission at BOR is to leave the world better than we found it”. The team strives to restore peace of mind to individuals who call BOR. He also adds, “Nothing shakes a person quite like having water coming out of their home walls and no one there to help. We want to be that person; we want to be the company on your speed dial. We at BOR have a bit of a hero complex. We want to save the day in all situations. It starts from the top.”
Nick’s vision for BOR is to really make the company a household name. The “go to” in the event of a bad situation in the home or work place. The company is eyeing 1000+ units nation-wide before expanding internationally.
The Joy of Being Your Own Boss
“I became an entrepreneur because I despise “authority” or someone telling me what to do, how to do it, or when to do it,” Nick explains. He can’t fathom working in an environment where he needs to get permission to go on vacation, eat lunch, leave early to watch his children play sports, or use the restroom. “Perhaps you don’t have to ask to use the restroom in a business atmosphere; that may have gone too far, but the idea of someone managing my day or weeks seems horrible to me,” he says.
Nick dislikes the corporate culture CYA, in addition to the issue of control. CYA goes against his personal ideas about ultimate accountability. CYA, in Nick’s opinion, is a chicken-sh*t manner of living both professionally and personally. He advises that instead of attempting to “CYA,” you should take responsibility for everything. “It’s a liberating sensation.” “When it’s all on you,” he continues, “you’ll focus more on winning and stop trying to play defence all the time.” When you’re in charge of your own destiny, life is a lot more enjoyable.”
Being a Successful Entrepreneur
“Nothing ever happens as fast as you want it to”
One of the most difficult aspects of establishing a business, according to Nick, is imagining how big or successful it will be in the first few years. He believes that everyone is expecting to hit home runs right away. ‘It only happens once in a while.’ “It takes time to develop a consistent business,” he says. “Being profitable takes time. I once heard the expression and have told many of the company executives I advise that they must manage their expectations for both the good and the bad. Nothing good, nor anything bad, can last indefinitely.”
Leading the Change
Nick wants to enhance people’s mental health, how they react to bad news, and, as he has stated, the CYA culture that corporate America appears to require. He believes that everyone now works and lives in a culture that values instant satisfaction. People want things right now, better than they were 15 minutes ago. His constant pursuit of the newest and greatest has resulted in a society of unsatisfied, merry-go-round mentalities. According to Nick, “I’d like to assist people in looking for the positive rather than dismissing what appears to be “the old” way of doing things. We have a tendency to be the ultimate deleters, moving on to the next, and then wondering why we not only have a waste issue, but also an insecurity problem.”
“When you’re a hero, you tend to chase who you’re striving to be rather than who you aren’t,” Nick explains. According to him, the BOR team like to focus on the good aspects of life, and nothing is more positive than assisting others. He declares, “In our industry, treating people and their property with respect and taking the time to listen has shown to be a winning strategy. We don’t take shortcuts, we don’t cut corners, and we treat everyone the way they want to be treated. Simple courtesy brightens someone’s day.”
Stay Focused to Your Vision and Work
Nick’s professional advice for aspiring leaders is to “be true to who you are, do what you say you’ll do, and find a way to do well in the world,” regardless of their sector. Money comes and goes, he says, but it’s not the be-all and end-all. It might seem like that at times, but it is also a tremendous tool for helping oneself, family, and community. Working for the sake of money, on the other hand, will leave one dissatisfied in the end. “You need to know what will keep you motivated to accomplish more when money isn’t the objective,” he adds, “because hopefully, money wont be the goal for very long.”
Stay Focused to Your Vision and Work
Nick’s professional advice for aspiring leaders is to “be true to who you are, do what you say you’ll do, and find a way to do well in the world,” regardless of their sector. Money comes and goes, he says, but it’s not the be-all and end-all. It might seem like that at times, but it is also a tremendous tool for helping oneself, family, and community. Working for the sake of money, on the other hand, will leave one dissatisfied in the end. “You need to know what will keep you motivated to accomplish more when money isn’t the objective,” he adds, “because hopefully, money won’t be the goal for very long.”