Describe your business:
Our company is involved in constructing and maintaining cell towers, as well as upgrading them from 4G to 5G. We specialize in building these towers.
What was it like when you first started?
It was extremely confusing. I had never been in this sector of business before. I had always been involved in event planning. This was a completely new area for me, but I learned a lot from it. There are many insurance policies, including workers’ compensation and pollution insurance, that you have to be compliant with
What do you enjoy most about your work?
I find joy in putting together the pieces of a puzzle and making things happen, especially in this business where everything has to be done step by step and in compliance. The satisfaction I feel comes from completing each task.
What are your long-term goals for your business, and how do you plan to achieve them?
My long-term goal is to have 70 employees in my first year and increase the number every year. By my fifth year, I aim to reach a revenue of 400 million dollars. I plan to expand to different states and duplicate what we do.
What made you decide to open this business?
I decided to start this business because my alimony payments are going to end soon, and I needed to do something with myself. This opportunity came up, and I decided to invest my money into this business instead of wasting it, in order to make something out of it.
When did you move to Mountain house and why did you find mountain house as the place to settle down in?
I arrived in this area back in 2006, and my family and I purchased a home in Wickland. However, in 2008, the financial crash occurred, and I decided to remain in the area and see where life would take me. I spent a considerable amount of time as a homemaker, uncertain of what my next steps should be. During this time, I discovered my passion for organizing and hosting events, particularly parties, and I was determined to continue living in the mountain house. Despite the challenges, my ex-husband encouraged me to stay because of the excellent schools in the area, and he provided financial support.
I am a proud mother of four children, three daughters, and one son. My oldest daughter is 33, followed by a 31-year-old and a 23-year-old, who graduated from West High and Mountain House, respectively. I still have a 12-year-old son who currently attends Questa.
What do you see as the difference between 2006 and 2023?
I believe the area remains the same; however, there are now more houses and people living here. This has resulted in increased traffic, but in terms of community, I still actively participate in both Tracy and Mountain House. The community aspect of Tracy is what I enjoy the most. Its residents voted to maintain a small-town feel, and I appreciate that. I am not a fan of the fast-paced lifestyle of a big city. Some people question why things are the way they are here, but ultimately, it is because the community has chosen to keep it this way. Personally, I love living here, and nothing has changed my opinion of the area.
Does the Mountain House community support their residents?
For instance, I am involved in running the MH Bar and Grill, and Brian Harrison has been a supportive figure from the beginning. He is a prominent figure in the community and is actively involved in the Rotary Club, despite being primarily known as a newspaper guy. In such a small town, it seems that everyone is eager to assist one another, which is something I admire.
What do you like most about the community or neighborhood?
I love the quietness in Mountain House.
Due to being a relatively new and secluded community, there used to be a significant amount of crime. Occasionally, people from the city and even Oakland would come in and cause issues. However, despite these occasional disruptions, the community itself is excellent. We have Crime Stoppers and the NH Public Safety department in place to help mitigate these problems.
What do you think about the schools in MH or Tracy?
I believe that they are all good people. In fact, I started the Athletic Booster Club at the local high school, and the volunteer work that ensued was phenomenal. Everyone was always eager to lend a helping hand, which made the experience all the more enjoyable.
Local shopping and dining options from 06 to now?
Recently, we have welcomed new additions to the area, such as Safeway and Mountain Mike’s, alongside a few mom and pop shops. However, most of our dining options still lie in Tracy or Livermore. Despite this, I still prefer the small-town atmosphere and am not keen on having big commercial establishments in the area. One thing that Mountain House could benefit from is a Pho restaurant.
The mall in our area is quite depressing, but I recently found out that Burlington is planning to open up shop here. Additionally, an Asian buffet is set to open soon, which may draw more traffic to the area. We will have to wait and see how it goes.
I am sorry to hear that. It appears that the commuter bus that used to run in 2006 may have been discontinued.
Parks and Recreational areas?
When my children were younger, I enjoyed taking them to the water park. Although we have a small water park located on Central, it would be great to have a larger recreational facility, like a pool or something similar. Tracy Hills has something of this nature, which would be a welcome addition to our area.
Demographics make up of the community? Was it diverse in 2006 vs today?
In 2006, the community was more diverse, but now it is predominantly Asian. As such, most of my customers are of Asian descent. I need to talk to Harry Dhillon about hosting a Bollywood-themed event at the MH Bar and Grill.