Jerry Braklow Named to Professional Builders’ 40 Under 40 List
Jerry Braklow, president of Braklow Custom Homes and secretary/treasurer of the Home Builders Association was recently named to Professional Builder magazine’s 2018 40 Under 40 list.
Although he is only in this 30s, Jerry Braklow has already made a name for himself in the home-building industry. After earning a Bachelor of Science in International Marketing & Business from Kansas State University, he started his construction career in the insurance restoration industry, restoring structures that suffered from emergencies as a result of fire and water damage. He left the insurance restoration business to start his custom home-building company in 2012 and became a Parade of Homes Award winner four years later.
“They persevered during the Great Recession and kept loan defaults at bay by finding ways to keep projects going and revenue streaming in,” Professional Builder states. “They grew sales volume and marketing outreach by introducing their companies to new technologies, processes, and social media.”
Today, Braklow builds homes ranging in price from $350,000 to more than $2 million within the Kansas City area and is poised for 30 percent revenue growth this year by building more than 25 custom homes.
Other awards Braklow has been honored with include KCHBA’s Next Generation Builder of the Year in 2016, which led to his leadership role as secretary/treasurer on its Executive Committee. Also in 2016, KC Homes and Style honored him with the Top Homes of the Year Award and Top 10 Million Dollar Kansas City Builder.
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