In this episode of Titan Talks, Jonathan Stern chats with Brian Emde, owner of Ozark Deck Company. Brian speaks about how he transitioned from a career in the army to setting up his own deck construction business. Initially working for an unlicensed builder, he decided to start his own company. Brian shares the challenges he faced during his first few projects, particularly under-pricing jobs and having thin margins. As his business grew, he learned the importance of not micromanaging employees, focusing more on growing the company by marketing, sales, and handling administrative work. His greatest pride comes from witnessing his team deliver high-quality work in his absence.