Brothers Travis and Trent Haston will be the first to admit that running a business with family is not always easy. “Both Trent and I have strong beliefs and are passionate about the business,” says Travis. “We also have immense trust in one another and know that together we’ll make decisions that are best for the company and our team.”
The business celebrates 70 years this year, and specializes in custom home construction, additions, full home remodels and kitchen and bath renovations. Andrew Roby and its sister companies – Roby Services, Roby Commercial and Roby Realty – comprise the Roby Family of Companies.
The company was started by Andrew Robicsek, a Hungarian immigrant who hired Glenn Haston as his first employee. After 25 years of working together, Haston bought the firm from Roby. Since then, the company has seen three generations of Haston leadership. Travis currently serves as CEO of Andrew Roby, while Trent is President and CEO of the Roby Family of Companies.
The company’s top priorities are taking care of its associates, clients and the Charlotte community. Their annual Pitchin’ for Wishes Cornhole Tournament supports Make-A-Wish Central & Western NC and other local charities.
Trent says many of their customers are repeat customers that span generations. Some of their clients’ children later hire the company to build a custom home or for a remodeling project.
“That’s our model on how to grow our businesses,” says Trent. “It’s a long-term growth model, and if you’re patient, you’ll see it happen.”