Today we’d like to introduce you to Simon Brauner.
Simon, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I was born and raised in Mexico City. After high school, I lived in Israel, doing volunteer work for a bit. Then came to Los Angeles to study at Loyola Marymount University, where I majored in Business Entrepreneurship.
During and after college, I was part of a training program that prepares candidates for Special Operations training pipelines. I attempted to enlist with different branches of the U.S military, but unfortunately, I was rejected due to previous sports injuries. This setback forced me to seek a new path, wherein I took an office job at a financial advisory firm, but soon realized a traditional office job was not for me. I wanted to build something of my own.
Real estate felt like the right fit. I got my real estate license and started working with a brokerage. This soon evolved into obtaining a second license, as a general contractor, and branching out to start my own company. More than just the standard house hunting process, with Brauner Construction & Realty, I’m able to offer clients an end-to-end experience that includes sales, remodels and repairs.
It took patience, hard work, a little bit of luck and a lot of mistakes. But I forged my own path, and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Starting your own company is never a smooth road. I left the security of my office job to get started as a real estate agent. But found working with home buyers could be a bit frustrating because finding that perfect home often means settling for something less than perfect.
Luckily, my uncle has his own construction company in Florida, where his business is focused on flipping properties. He told me to come work for him and learn everything I can about remodeling homes. So I moved across the country to Florida and spent six months sleeping on a cot while absorbing everything I could – from swinging a hammer to pricing out a project.
That experience opened my eyes to the value I can bring my clients. With the knowledge of how homes are built, I can recognize a good buy, a good remodels, and manage every phase of the process. Upon returning to California, I got my contractor’s license and started my own business. Brauner Construction & Realty was born.
I always believed real estate was the smart move for me. But in combining my experience as a realtor with my passion for construction, I truly found my calling.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Brauner Construction & Realty – what should we know?
Brauner Construction & Realty is a Los Angeles based construction company specializing in residential sales, remodels and repairs. We offer an end-to-end client experience that includes exceptional customer service, quality craftsmanship, and helpful cost and timeline planning.
Providing quality work that serves both form and function, we are highly experienced in market’s latest trends and the industry’s newest methods and materials, allowing us to deliver the most efficient, durable, and timeless results for your home.
Brauner Construction & Realty handles everything from real estate agency representation to new construction to full remodels and repairs of any size.
What sets us apart is the personal attention given to each and every client. From managing big expectations to delivering dream results, we can build your custom look within your particular budget. Focused on honesty, integrity and helping clients through the challenges of construction, our expert team is with you every step of the way.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
Of course! I would be nowhere near where I am today without.
I’ve benefited from so many people’s help.
My uncle giving me the opportunity to learn from him in Florida.
My cousin Itzik Marcusfeld, a general contractor working in the valley, has helped me out immensely with advice and sourcing great subcontractors. He has never hesitated to help no matter how busy he is. He has played a huge role in my success.
My girlfriend Meredith has always been by my side during the good times and the not so good times. She has improved all of my marketing materials with her amazing writing skills. She is amazing!
My family always being there for me.
And to my clients for trusting me with their homes.
- Website: www.braunercore.com
- Phone: 3109682959
- Email: BraunerCoRe@gmail.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/braunerconstruction/
- Facebook: @BraunerConstruction
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/brauner-construction-and-realty-los-angeles