Expert Craftsmanship in West VirginiaChris Bailey is the owner of Rising Sun Construction, headquartered in Morgantown, West Virginia. Rising Sun Construction is a full-service design/build construction company with a crew of full-time employees. Chris grew up in the Charleston area of West Virginia and is an experienced master woodworker, builder and renovator of fine custom homes. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Design from West Virginia University. His craftsmanship has been featured in homes and galleries from Washington D.C. to West Virginia. One of his renovation projects of a historic West Virginia farmhouse is featured in the June 2019 issue of Country Living magazine!  

  • 2:25 Chris take a minute, fill in some gaps from that brief intro and give us a little behind the curtain look into your company.
  • 4:08 How did you get started in this line of work?
  • 11:05 What is your 30-second elevator pitch for Rising Sun Construction? What is it you tell people you do?
  • 13:00 What would you say is the thing you’re most excited about for your organization – right now?
  • 14:38 What is the geographic market you serve?
  • 15:24 How many employees do you have?
  • 17:00 Positively West Virginia Commercial Break
  • 17:25 What would you say is the best thing about being in business in West Virginia?
  • 18:48 What’s the vision for your company – long term?
  • 19:45 Tell us about the farmhouse project?
  • 21:55 How do you attract new customers?
  • 23:16 What’s one of the biggest challenges you face?
  • 24:20 What is one piece of advice you would give to young business owners and entrepreneurs in West Virginia?
  • 25:35 What is essential for being a good leader? 
  • 27:45 What is the one thing you do every day that you think contributes to your success?
  • 28:40 What’s one resource you use in your business that you can’t live without?
  • 30:20 What is one book you would recommend for aspiring entrepreneurs? Up the organization  by Robert C. Townsend and Elements of Building by Mark Q. Kerson
  • 32:40 How can our listeners learn more about your company and contact you? Take a look at our website.