Marquis Emerging Leaders

Blaine P. Singer

Title: Owner

Company: Custom Builder Blaine

Location: Iowa

Education: College Coursework in Home Inspection (2005)

Career History: Owner, Lawn Mowing Business (2021-Present);

Factory Worker, Livestock Water Barrel Company (2020-Present);

Custom Builder, Remodeling Houses (1985-2020)

Blaine P. Singer, Owner at Custom Builder Blaine, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of construction.

Attributing his success to a natural craft and dedication to his work in remodeling, home building, and lawn care, Mr. Singer first found success in his industry in 1985 at 19 years old when he started a construction business wherein he built houses. Without formal training, he gained knowledge by reading a lot of books about construction—and began with roofing, decking, and framing. In these early years, he would take note of his customer’s houses and cars and gauge his pricing based on their financial situation in order to be completely fair and considerate of what they could or could not afford. In 1990, he moved to Iowa, where he built a five plex condominium during the state’s “Great Flood of 1993.” Despite the challenging circumstances, he and a few others were able to construct the condos perfectly according to plan—and they remain standing to this day.

In 2005, Mr. Singer completed college coursework in home inspection and, after many more years in his trade, he found that his eyes and shoulders were no longer up for the rigorous workload. Since 2020, he has served as a factory worker at Livestock Water Barrel Company, and became the owner of a lawn mowing business the following year. Compassionate toward his employees, co-workers, and customers, he has always aspired to create a good work environment and provide help to anyone who needs it. For instance, he prepares his van, picks up his hired workers who may not have transportation access, drives them to the work site, and buys food for them when they can’t afford it.

Looking toward the future, he hopes to one day enjoy retirement, much of which will be spent camping in the woods.

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