When DJ Risk approached his grandparents about creating a new division within Paul Risk Construction, he wrestled with how to share his vision.
Paul Risk had grown a fledgling family business from three to 70 employees and carefully cultivated a reputation as a full-service design-and-build firm before retiring.
Now his grandson, promoted to president in February, wanted to help clients grow medical marijuana.
But once DJ Risk explained the benefits of the venture, from both business and medical perspectives, his grandparents gave their support.
Cannabis Design Build was launched in mid-November, becoming the first such business in the county and perhaps the first in the state. Its headquarters is at Paul Risk Construction’s Quarryville offices.
“There’s an opportunity here for a niche business,” said DJ Risk, noting a void of pot-knowledgeable general contractors east of Colorado. “We’ve kind of married the growing and the construction sides.”
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