Today we’d like to introduce you to Michael Herring.
Hi Michael, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I started off working with another company In 2021. I learned the basic steps on how to mount a Tv and then at the beginning of 2022, I started to Mount TVs on my own because I understood how to and as I would get clients I started to fall in love with mounting TVs.
As I was gaining clients and learning on my own I eventually stop working with the other company and started mounting TVs under Mounts by Mike. I started to become passionate about what I do and customers could see that I enjoyed doing what I do.
As I was mounting TVs, I was still working at HEB so I would book my Tv mounting jobs on my days off. Over a period of time, I realized that I was getting extremely good at mounting TVs and helping people turn their houses into a home on April 19th I Quit HEB to be a full-time entrepreneur.
In May, I had an idea of starting a full home service company and that’s when I asked my sister Keyonia Herring ( Co-CEO ) what she thinks she also worked with the previous company but ended up leaving because it wasn’t a good fit for her. I came up with the Name Mount It Up Residential and commercial services and for two months my sister and I brainstormed and researched on how we wanted to create this business.
Keyonia deals with the marketing and branding side of the business as well as the back office. She learned how to mount TVs from me as well and in June we decided to become official and obtain our LLC for Mount IT Up Residential and Commercial services.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Never struggles only learning experiences. Just like every other business we definitely had to overcome a few learning experiences. Mounting TVs is the main one of course.
Learning what material to use and what not to use. Being knowledgeable of equipment that will make our life’s easier and of course just understanding how to properly run a business especially since we are in it for the long run.
Promoting and marketing is another learning experience that of course, my sister had to overcome but also myself as well. Every day we learned something new because knowledge is the key to success.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Mount It Up Residential & Commercial Services?
Mount It Up Residential & Commercial Services is a black-owned tv mounting company but we also offer furniture assembly, picture, and art hanging, water softeners, and alarm systems as of now.
We will in the future add on more services but as of right now we are in the process of mastering what we offer now.
Soon we will bring others on that specialist in a certain area. One thing we learned is we will burn ourselves out and not Exceed in business if we don’t build a team that has people who specialize in different categories.
There are many ways that mount it up is set apart from others but the most important attribute is that we don’t want to build a team we want to build a family that will have each other’s backs and creates a legacy that is bigger than just ourselves.
Another attribute that will set us apart from other companies is that we put the clients first. Customers put their trust in us to provide them with an outstanding experience. That’s why we ensure that when you book with Mount It Up our goal is to exceed your expectations and create a wonderful experience for you.
Can you talk to us about how you think about risk?
The most successful people in life take risks. Risk is a part of success. The only way to find out what works best for you is to go for it.
I took a chance on myself when I quit the full-time job that was helping me take care of my family, in order to build a business that will allow me to have both freedom of time and freedom of money to spend with the people I love and value.
My sister quoted that success comes with a price and we both agreed that we are ready to make that purchase.
- Tv Mounting starting at $100.
- We also Provide Mounts , Led Lights and hidden wires on certain packages.
- Are Best seller is our Gold Package which will include Tilt Mount , Led Lights and we will hide the wires.