Meet Kelly Brooks, Powerhouse CEO and 2021 Rising Stars Top 10
Kelly Brooks | Age 39
CEO, Property Masters Inc.
Kelly Brooks is a veteran compared to most industry professionals her age. That’s because she started with her company while she was still in school finishing her degree. Out of long, dedicated hours as a mom-and-pop operation, she’s grown Property Masters Inc. into a turnkey residential construction powerhouse that completes hundreds of jobs simultaneously — and one that still drives her to wake up every single day and do more than the day before.
What’s your biggest inspiration, and how do you inspire your own team?
I am most inspired by my team of staff who so are passionate about our company and our clients and are constantly trying to come up with new and better ways to serve our them. We love competitions, so we encourage everyone to ‘brag’ about their great ideas and projects to compete for prizes and recognition from the team.
What is one piece of advice you’d share with other young female entrepreneurs?
Be prepared to work hard if you want to see results. This is true for any industry, but I think being a female in the construction industry and only 23 when I started meant that I had to work 10 times as hard as my male counterparts to be taken seriously — which I took as a challenge.
What do you love about this industry?
I love the fast pace of our business and the fact that no day is like the one before. I get to work with some of the most creative, passionate and hardworking people I know and do work that uses my own creativity and business knowledge to stabilize communities and help people achieve their goals.
How do you give back to the community?
I am passionate about giving back to the veteran community, and more specifically, to combat-wounded veterans and their families. We work with two very important organizations, Military Warriors Support Foundation and Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals, whose programs provide veterans with donated, mortgage-free housing and help them readjust to civilian life. All of the mortgage-free homes being donated to combat-wounded or gold-star families in our 19-state coverage area are completed by our team, and we absolutely love being a part of these special projects.