[Related: Sisters Prep Tot Take Over Million Black Construction Business] In addition to its Columbia, South Carolina, headquarters, ENVIRO has offices in Atlanta, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles and is looking to expand its offerings globally. Currently, ENVIRO is part of the team helping to build a new minor league baseball stadium, Spirit Communications Park, completing bond referendum projects with the Richland County Recreation Commission and annual grounds maintenance for Richland Two School District.
ENVIRO began as a commercial lawn care business that has grown into a full-service construction and landscape company servicing government, military, schools and universities, along with private sector firms. Lynn in 1985 after a successful career at one of the nation’s largest agrichemical companies.
With a legacy of business excellence and ownership, including his grandfather, who owned a grocery store and his father, who ran a butcher shop, Lynn also chose the path of entrepreneurship. 14 on the be industrial/service companies list with 7 million in revenues), but recognizes the unique challenges for women in the male-dominated construction industry,” says Lynn, referring specifically to the founder continuing to provide tutelage and making sure each daughter knows her assigned role.
Lynn has parlayed a ‘golden handshake’ from Monsanto Corporation into a multi-generational, black-owned business. Adrienne was responsible for handling most of ENVIRO’s marketing and business development, and Krystal was charged with overseeing what Lynn refers to as money and people.
Some organizations now offer online support groups, discussion boards, blogs, and online communities as additional ways to connect with others in similar situations.
These can be helpful additions to in-person support groups and can be especially helpful if there are no groups in your area.
SC SHARE, in partnership with key stakeholders, the SC Department of Mental Health and SC Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services, Federation of Families of SC, FAVOR Midlands, the SC NAMI chapter, will develop the infrastructure to enhance and support the statewide capacity for peer support services.
His daughters Adrienne Lynn Sienkowski, 41 and an engineer, is chief operating officer, and Krystal Conner, 38 and a pharmacist, is CEO. “Our succession plan had a lot of the features of the model used by H. Local, state, and federal programs geared toward helping small and minority-owned businesses compete in the market have served as a hallmark of ENVIRO’s success.
ENVIRO is a recent graduate of the SBA 8(a) business program and is currently a participant in the SBA HUBZone program.
Some support groups are peer-led, while others may be led by a mental health professional.
Support groups are offered as a space where individuals can come together to share their stories, experiences, and lives in a way that helps reduce isolation and loneliness.