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Meet the Alumni

Peter DiStefano

South Kingston, RI

Industry
Construction
Year founded
2006
Business
DiStefano Brothers Construction
Partner College
National Cohort at Babson College
What I enjoy most about being a small business owner is hiring people. I want to make a positive change [in] any community that we work in.

Business Overview

DiStefano Brothers Construction, founded in 2006, is a design, build and remodeling company based in South Kingston, RI. From additions to renovations, owner Peter DiStefano and his team will do “anything to help a customer turn their house into a home.”

Challenges

Peter began his business as a skilled tradesman but had less experience managing finances and positioning the company for future growth. Earnings were “stagnant,” he says, before he chose to enter the program.

Results

DiStefano Brothers Construction has grown considerably since Peter graduated from the 10,000 Small Businesses program. Revenue is up 180% in two years and the company has hired 13 new employees. Peter cites the marketing component of the program’s curriculum as helping DiStefano Brothers differentiate itself in the marketplace for both potential hires and customers. What’s next? Peter has ambitions to grow into a $10 million company and to hire 40 new employees.