David Thompson was the recipient of the 2022 Veteran Small Business owner of the year sponsored by the Better Business Bureau, Small Business Development Center and US Bank at the closing event of Small Business week June 9, 2022, at Red Leg Brewing Company in Colorado Springs, CO.
We couldn’t say it better than the nomination essay that won David the award:
I would like to nominate Winds of Change Remodelers and David Thompson, the President, as the Veteran Small Business Owner of the Year Award because he is an extraordinary person, business owner, father and has worked hard for years to get his remodeling firm to where it is today. He also contributes to various non-profits in the community of Colorado Springs, as way to give back. Allow me to explain.
David Thompson, as a veteran, has had to overcome many obstacles in his life, both personally and professionally. He started his business 17 years ago. He was a one to two-man company for many years until about 4 years ago and he decided to build and expand his company with a mission.
As a result, his growth has been phenomenal. He went from a small $ 200,000 a year company to what is now over $ 1.2 million and growing. He now has a team of one field manager as well as three W-2 employees and supports numerous subcontractors in all the trades. He realizes the importance of employment for others and how to support them and their families. He always goes the extra mile to help his employees.
He specializes in the remodeling of high-end Kitchens, Baths and Decks and has become one of Colorado Springs leaders in the community. He is the current President of the HBA Remodelers Council, where he guides and leads others in this industry and helps them become successful.
Read his client testimonials on his website: https://woccinc.com/testimonials/ They say it all. These are his recent current ones from 2018, 2019 and 2020. He has 30 more that are not even there.
Clients love his work and they love him. He is a businessman that cares more about his clients than he does himself. He goes the extra lengths to ensure EVERY CLIENT is delighted with the finished work. In addition, he guarantees all his work in writing. He promises to “complete your project on time and on budget or he pays the difference.” That is on the home page of his website.
His company is also a Pella Certified contractor and has replaced over 15,000 windows and doors.
He gives back to the community by doing classes for non-profits such as Careers in Construction, which teaches high school students the trades. He was a Scout Leader, and through the Remodelers Council he is organizing a community service project for the Springs Rescue Mission. The company is also providing a service project for a woman who has a paraplegic son, to make their entire home ADA accessible. He is an active member of Warrior Point, a veteran organization helping veterans.
David Thompson is very humble and does not normally share all the things he does for others. He is more of a quiet man with a purpose that goes about helping others and never tells a soul. That is why I think he should receive this award.