Marquis Emerging Leaders

Alex Olsen-Smith

Alex Olsen-SmithTitle: Owner; CEO

Company: BSD Enterprises LLC Traffic Control Flagging Specialists

Location: Willamina, OR

Career History: Owner, CEO, BSD ENTERPRISES LLC Traffic Control Flagging Specialists, 2009-present;

Flagging specialist, Department of Transportation

Alex Olsen-Smith, Owner and CEO of BSD Enterprises LLC Traffic Control Flagging Specialists, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field.

Mr. Olsen-Smith is a third-generation construction industry worker and was inspired by his grandfathers, who were both contractors. What originally felt like a punch to his career when the company he was working for closed without any notice, ended up being an opportunity for immense career growth and exploration. At the same time, his best friend and father were going to get their flagging certification, which lead him to also become certified. He was hired by DePaul Industries and worked for the Department of Transportation, which afforded him the necessary skills and expertise to start his own company. Since 2009, Mr. Olsen-Smith has been the owner and CEO of BSD Enterprises LLC Traffic Control Flagging Specialists.

Mr. Olsen-Smith contributes his success to his clients who have stuck by him through the years. He is exceptionally proud of the services that he has been able to provide, and the men and women who have worked for him over the years and have contributed to his business success. One of his highest honors has been being an outstanding nationally recognized business with A+ regulation from the Better Business Bureau.

While Mr. Olsen-Smith is not sure where he will be in five years, he is appreciative of how far he has come in this industry.  He thanks God for everything he has. He hopes to continue growing his business and providing opportunities for people to work. He also has personal goals which include widening his knowledge and certifications in the industry. For example, he has both certifications (Certified Flagging specialist) and is working toward getting a Washington flaggers instructor certification so he can teach others this line of work. Furthermore, Mr. Olsen-Smith is working toward getting his traffic control supervisor instructor trainer certification.

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