GWINNETT CHAMBERS SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS
CONGRATULATIONS, President & CEO, Israel Brown, on being a finalist in the Emerging Entrepreneur category for the Small Business Awards.
"At the Gwinnett Chamber, we believe small business is big business. We understand that entrepreneurs are the engines of our economy and we are honored to celebrate your contributions. This program will showcase those that dare to start, sustain and succeed and the community that supports them." - Cally D'Angelo, IOM Senior Director, Membership Services & Small Business Initiatives
OUT WORK, OUT SERVE, OUT GIVE About Us
Being a premier construction firm, Essayon believes in doing life with good people. We execute our beliefs by creating economic opportunities within our community and our region by "Building places and building people." Our main mission is to frame (Build, design, develop) America's student housing and assisted living communities by being the most customer-focused, process-driven and trusted professional builders in the nation.
We have proven processes and systems in place that shows the details of our work. Our proven processes, project management and on the job site approach helps clients like you to complete your project on time. In addition, work within your budget, and with full compliance. We are Essayon. We are out giving to the people in our community every day.
IT'S NOT REALLY ABOUT US. IT'S ABOUT YOU. Our Story
Founded in 2013, we quickly identified wood framing as a market where our deep industry knowledge could bring the most value to the most people. Our team took that expertise to the market – and we grew. Thanks to our outstanding clients, we’ve expanded our suite of services to include project management, cost estimating, and comprehensive construction management consulting.
We’re a minority and veteran-owned business. Our clients include private entities as well as public institutions at the federal, state, county, and municipal levels.
LEADERSHIP Team Members
President & CEO
11 Years of Service
I'm a life learner, a family man, and a person of principles and values. I began my career in construction with one of the top GCs in the Southeast and started my leadership journey in the Army as Combat Engineer Commander. My passion is adding value to people, seeing them grow, and being a positive influence in their lives.
I’m equally passionate about construction. Taking an idea, putting it into drawings, and then bringing in people, processes, materials to turn those drawings into a building gives me great joy! Everything I’ve ever done successfully is due to surrounding myself with great people. I’m a firm believer in the “turtle on the fence post” principle. If you ever see a turtle on the fence post, you know he didn’t get there by himself.
Director of Development
5 Years of Service
For the last 20 years I've spent in the construction industry, I've had the pleasure of planning and/or managing thousands of units framed in cities across the United States. These projects include apartments, office spaces, student housing, retail locations, and specialty urban developments, some of which were deemed impossible by others - until we built them.
Thanks to this diverse experience, I've had the opportunity to apply my skills and talents toward planning, organizing, and budgeting wood framed projects of all sizes, styles, and locations as well as developing new managers to do the same.
Director of Construction
7 Years of Service
I’m a US Army veteran and graduate of GA Southern University. I began my career in home building and now have over 15 years in the construction industry. I have experience managing a variety of job types and currently lead our field operations to ensure quality, safety, and excellence to our clients.
There is no better feeling than seeing your work become the place where people live, work, and play. I believe in doing everything right the first time.