I’ve mentioned Keith Kelchner a few times before on this blog, namely about how he moved to Atlanta in the ’90’s where he pointedly gave jobs to people who really needed them, and when I covered his awesome pergola project. I wanted to know a few things more about Keith and the story behind 2HIRE.US, so I asked him a few questions about his life, his goals, and his work.
As a very intelligent, energetic and competitive individual (one blessed with a wonderful family, both in Georgia and New York, where he grew up), Keith is an extremely avid believer in a goal-driven life, and stresses that “life is real every day; live it, learn from it, and strive every day to be the best you can be.” He takes his advice very seriously, dedicating ten-plus years to personal development and a Conant Nightingale membership, which he thanks for truly changing his life. Obviously, Keith has a lot to be proud of: his family, of course, the fact that he served his country, and that he created “a business that has offered meaningful work to hundreds and provides solutions to people [in need] of them, generating millions [of dollars] for the economy.”
When you decide to build a business out of scratch, it seems that there must be some driving force behind it. As Keith was a Soldier in the 101st Airborne around the time of the Vietnam War, I knew he must have some such special interest or drive (…and a steel backbone, really). All this, including a dose of healthy pragmatism, plays a huge role in Keith’s professional life. It wasn’t until he attended a real estate seminar back in the ’70’s, looking to branch out and explore new opportunities, that he became convinced of the need to invest in that branch of business. The decision to buy some houses then eventually lead to the inception of highly mobile, professional and state-of-the-art 2HIRE.US, despite some changes in the government (all of which negatively influenced construction and real estate). No matter: you know how they say, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”? Keith Kelchner takes that to heart, and even though he’s encountered tribulations like crazy, surviving and learning thusly has “fashioned a lifetime [of success].”
Don’t think he’s done, either: Keith has many, many more goals set to compound his already considerable successes, both short- and long-term. In the next year, for example, Keith confidently expects to triple 2HIRE.US from the already considerable thousand(s)of people we serve a year – and to create a platform for it to grow in the years ahead! With his intently honed work-ethic and keen sense of business practicality – and a lovingly supportive family behind him – there’s no question that we’ll all continue to see big things from Keith Kelchner and 2HIRE.US. With a must-do attitude and the rock-solid belief that hard work really does pay off, what else could be expected?
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