entrepreneur profiles: Ed Augustine
Following in his father’s footsteps, Ed Augustine has worked in the home improvement industry along the East Coast since the age of 16. Finding success as a commissioned sales rep at the age of 19, Ed was on the fast track to a management position, which was soon followed by a promotion to national training manager for AAPCO. By age 25, Ed was newly married and had become a junior partner in a regional home improvement company in the Tidewater, Virginia area. More importantly, he had learned which principles meant the most to him and which values he would carry along with him into his business, as well as his personal life. In 1991, just six weeks after the birth of his first child, he and his wife, Caren, opened a residential exterior remodeling company called Paramount Builders Incorporated. Now, 20 years later, Paramount Builders has seven offices throughout the state of Virginia and is currently ranked 48th in the top 500 remodeling companies in the U.S.