Serial entrepreneur Ross Clark of Clark Construction has a total of six businesses, ranging in industry from marketing and content creation to construction and electrical engineering, plus a non-profit. Splitting his time between Austin, TX and Ridgefield to manage things, this local-grown businessman is one to watch.
Passionate about the environment and his businesses that can help shape our planet for the better, Ross talked to us about his entrepreneurial spirit, lessons learned from being on a business reality show, and more.
Perhaps his dedication to self-improvement has gotten him to where he is, to which he attests, “I like to constantly grow and expand, and I really enjoy finding new opportunities and meeting new people.”
We talked mostly about his time spent on The Blox, the largest competition TV show for startups, where he won “Most Investable Startup” during the reality show’s 5th season, beating out 60 other businesses.
“We filmed in Kansas City from early morning to 10 at night for a week,” Ross explained. “It was intense. We got split into pods having to give three-minute speeches on whatever business topic we had to study for that day,” from marketing to website copy to fundraising.
His biggest takeaways from the show, he tells us, was networking and creating a strong culture. "Never leave anything behind you're not proud of" is one of the slogans that guides him.
Madron Cabinetry was the business he was on The Blox for, a manufacturer of semi-custom and custom cabinetry with a strong focus on non-toxic cabinetry. He explained that 99% of cabinetry has formaldehyde in it, which off-gasses into your house, which you breath in. “All of our cabinets are plant-based,” he states. “Our focus is on educating people of the air quality showcasing how important having clean air is.”
This lends to his nonprofit, Clean Our Lands, where his team "works to create a future where littering is socially unacceptable."