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Sam Boak started his company, Boak & Sons Inc., in 1974 when he was 18 and entering Youngstown State University to study business.
The construction company, based in Austintown, has since grown to about 190 full-time employees with annual revenues of “close to $20 million,” Boak says.
Boak & Sons specializes in roofing, insulation, siding, gutters and windows.
“When the weather is good, we’re typically between 25 to 32 job sites a day,” he adds, with 60% of the company’s work commercial and 40% residential.
On a typical day, “We’ll do a repair on someone’s house for $200 or $300 and we’ll put a roof on a school for $1 million,” Boak says.