Q & A with Peter Ramos
Q: Simple Solutions General Contracting was the recipient of the Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year Award for 2016. How did you feel when you were presented with the award?
A: Stunned, to be honest. There are so many amazing businesses in the Middletown area. Receiving this award really sets us apart from other contracting businesses. It shows our commitment to our customers.
Q: How long has Simple Solutions General Contracting been in business?
A: Fourteen years. We have an office in Newark and we opened our office in Townsend last year.
Q: Tell us a little about the business.
A: We’re a small, family-owned business. We do all phases of home improvements – residential projects mostly, but we also do light commercial work.
Q: What’s it like doing business in the Middletown area?
A: It’s great. It’s a small community, and we work with many of the local businesses.
Q: Simple Solutions did the contracting work for the remodeling of the Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce’s business incubator on North Cass Street. How did you get involved with that?
A: We were looking for a way to build the business in Middletown and the chamber asked us to give a quote for the project. We were able to do the custom countertops and renovate the office space and the cubicle spaces.
Q: What is the hardest part of your job?
A: Time management is a challenge.
Q: What is the best part of your job?
A: Seeing the customers’ reactions to the work we completed. We want to build a relationship with the customer, so that any contracting need they may have, they know they can rely on us.
Q: What three dinner guests, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party?
A: George Strait, Tom Landry, and Jack Roush.
Q: What food is always in your refrigerator?
Q: What is your favorite spot in the Middletown area?
A: The Main Street area. My family and I enjoy visiting the local shops and restaurants.