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Apr, 23

Unified Construction Testimonial


"The impact you've had on this company cannot be understated. You have made all of our jobs easier, and it was a great experience to work with you."

—Unified Construction Systems, Ltd.

Every once in a while, an extraordinary moment occurs when, in our role as trusted advisors, being "fired" by a client becomes a profound honor. Such was the case with Unified Construction, as they recently bid farewell to Richard Burns, their fractional CFO. After a partnership spanning more than two years, Richard and the Unified team steered the company on the climb to growth and value. It reached a point where Unified Construction was now ready to embrace the next level of success, facilitated by the arrival of a full-time CFO.

As an organization committed to empowering businesses on their journey, it was humbling to witness our client "graduate" and enter a new chapter, knowing that our collaboration had laid a solid foundation for their future triumphs. We are thrilled to share with you a heartfelt letter from Unified Construction, expressing their gratitude and the impact Richard Burns had on their remarkable transformation.

Unified Testimonial for FocusCFO

"Over the past 2 years and 4 months you have been part of our Unified family. You came to Unified in some of our most trying times. You have been a mentor, a coach, the voice of reason, and the leader that we needed in order to get things turned around. Your influence to our organization and our TEAM was immense and ever changing. Your passion and drive for business I compare to the likes of a hurricane, they too can be seen from space, and have impact that is long lasting. Your passion for business has been such an integral part of us and our search for success that your impact will last long beyond your departure.

The term "FIRE HOSE" will be a phrase I take to my grave. Well I have learned that I never want to truly be waterboarded, I will say that challenging times call for challenging questions, and you were a MASTER at that. Through this process, I believe I have grown and learned so much and I'm better because of it. While I am at it ... " 10 Minutes of Pain, Is a
LIFETIME of Gain". This is the first thing I think of every time I am tasked with something that truly is uncomfortable and that challenges me. Regardless of the phrases/ catch lines, these are tools that I believe can be used not just in business but personally as well.

Richard, I hope you look back on your time with us as positively as we do. Through your ingenuity and passion, you have changed the way we do business. We are forever in your debt. The team is going to miss seeing you but grateful for the time that we got to spend with you. The impact you've had on this company cannot be understated. You have made all of our jobs easier, and it was a great experience to work with you. It's now time for you to leave your mark on another company. Your new colleagues are going to be in for a treat. Goodbye and best wishes. "

Elevate Your Business Value with FocusCFO

If you're looking for a partner to provide expert financial guidance and help you elevate your business to new heights of financial success, consider partnering with FocusCFO. Our team of experienced Fractional CFOs work with SMBs in the construction industry and beyond, to help you navigate financial challenges, identify growth opportunities, and improve your bottom line. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help your business achieve financial success. Together, we'll pave the way for your continued success.