Six months on from launch, Janik Roskovani’s new business, Plank & Stone, continues to go from strength to strength
First announced earlier this year and launched in May, Janik Roskovani is now coming up on six months of success at Plank & Stone, the Los Angeles ‘one-stop-shop’ which allows clients to dream, design, and build their perfect home, office, store, or restaurant. Co-founded by Roskovani alongside his partner, Mia Trudeau, Janik marks a triumphant first six months for the pair’s new venture.
“We opened Plank & Stone to the public at the end of May this year,” Roskovani explains, “at 729 North La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, California.”
Janik Roskovani and Plank & Stone’s first retail location, the business is marketed as a one-stop-shop where designers, builders, and developers can find the space to work together to price their projects while also selecting their flooring, tile, stone, wall art, and other finishes.
“Our vision was to only offer materials and finishes with a strong reputation in the industry for quality and dependability,” reveals Janik Roskovani, “as well as being fresh and unique to the marketplace.”
Together, and just six months on, Trudeau and Roskovani have perfectly achieved this, with Plank & Stone also offering clients the ability to realize their dreams and complete their projects with JR Builders, the qualified, licensed contracting firm owned and operated by Roskovani himself.
“We took several months to source our vendors and to become fully knowledgeable about their products before launching Plank & Stone,” Janik explains, “and I believe that’s been reflected in our success during our first six months of business.”
“Mia and I share a great passion for home remodeling,” he goes on, “which is precisely why we wanted to share that with the world, and it was with this in mind that the idea for Plank & Stone was originally born.”
Half a year on, Janik Roskovani, he says, hasn’t looked back. “I’m now looking forward to the next six months,” he adds, wrapping up, “and the many more months and years to come moving forward into 2020, 2021, and beyond.”
Born and raised just outside of Prague in the Czech Republic, Janik Roskovani moved to the United States in 1996 with an appreciation of luxury home renovations and high-profile commercial builds instilled into him by his father at an early age. Recognized as one of the top 10 contractors in Los Angeles by the LA Times, and, thanks to a reputation for impeccable taste, tact, integrity, creativity, and unparalleled professionalism, Roskovani now represents a staple of luxury design in the region.
To find out more about Plank & Stone, visit https://plankandstone.com/.
Entrepreneur and leading contracting company owner Janik Roskovani shares four key business marketing fundamentals.
According to Janik Roskovani, owner and founder of Los Angeles-based JR Builders, which specializes in commercial build-outs, luxury residential remodels, and new home construction, a number of core underlying principles are key to successfully marketing a business. A leading name in the Los Angeles contracting industry, Roskovani reveals his four most significant fundamentals, each of which, he says, is essential for marketing to succeed.
“The most essential aspect of marketing,” Roskovani begins, “is to focus on customers in the desired target market.”
This, he says, is something which many businesses, somewhat inexplicably perhaps, overlook. “Businesses need to effectively target the right market, their goals, their needs, their aspirations, and more,” adds the entrepreneur. A lack of direction, Janik Roskovani says, often equals a costly waste of marketing efforts.
Similarly important, according to the JR Builders owner and founder, is segmentation. “Treating all customers the same is another common strategic marketing mistake,” he explains. In-depth customer segmentation based on relevant characteristics from industry or geographic area to product or service line is essential for effectively reaching customers, Roskovani believes. “Along the same lines,” he continues, “is differentiating.”
“Failing to use marketing as a vehicle to differentiate a business can be fatal,” Roskovani goes on, “because sooner or later, the business ends up looking like a generic commodity.”
When that happens, Roskovani suggests that the business is then forced to compete solely on price. “At that point, it’s a race to the bottom,” he adds.
Last among Janik Roskovani‘s four key fundamentals of marketing a business is retaining customers. “It goes without saying that marketing is, by and large, an effort to acquire new customers,” he explains. The same marketing, however, should, according to Roskovani, also be used to retain customers as well as keeping them engaged long after a sale is made, or a project is completed.
The cost of acquiring a new customer, he says, can be five times higher than the cost to retain one. “While marketing certainly isn’t the sole factor in the customer retention process,” adds Roskovani, wrapping up, “it definitely goes a long way toward strengthening relationships and keeping them fresh and current.”
Janik Roskovani is the founder and owner of JR Builders, a specialty design and contracting company based in Los Angeles, California. For more information, call 310-878-7338 or visit https://www.jr.builders/.
Renowned Los Angeles contracting company owner and luxury design expert Janik Roskovani shares a typical day in his busy working life.
Praised by clients for his impeccable taste, creativity, integrity, and professionalism, Janik Roskovani has proudly been named among Los Angeles’ top contractors by the LA Times, published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881 and boasting the fourth-largest circulation of any United States newspaper. Now with more than 20 years of luxury design experience under his belt, contracting firm owner Roskovani reveals what a typical day looks like for him and his team.
“My typical day starts at 6 AM each morning when I wake up, always without an alarm,” reveals Roskovani. It doesn’t matter, he says, what time he falls asleep; waking up bright and early is second nature for him now. “Each morning, I wake up ready to plan the day,” adds the highly successful business owner, “and, after I walk the dog, I call my site supervisors and suppliers to get the day organized.”
“When I leave the house,” Roskovani continues, “I usually start at a job site to review the plans and check the timeframes for what’s being done that day.”
Throughout the day, Roskovani says he’ll be constantly making calls to his designers and to potential new clients. “I’m also running errands for any materials which might be needed at the worksites,” he adds, “and getting them to exactly where they need to be.”
The end of the workday for Roskovani involves him checking back in with his supervisors, ensuring that his schedule was kept, and confirming that all sites are securely locked up for the night. “When I get home, I walk my dog again,” adds the luxury design expert, “before, more often than not, cooking dinner for my wife and myself, and relaxing a little before bed.”
Janik Roskovani is the name behind JR Builders, a leading Los Angeles contracting company, voted one of the area’s top contractors by the LA Times. Praise for Roskovani and JR Builders is plentiful. “Janik and his crew completed a huge remodel on my 3,000 square foot home in Sherman Oaks,” reveals client Mia. “They were knowledgeable, reliable, clean, and saved me money,” she adds.
“The ideas Janik came up with were genius,” she concludes, “and I couldn’t have done it without the expertise he brought.”
Roskovani says his success is down to hard work, commitment, and making each day as productive as possible. “You have to know and believe that each and every day will be productive as soon as your feet hit the floor each morning,” says the businessman of his success.
“If you keep that in mind,” he adds, wrapping up, “you, too, can be equally successful.”
Veteran California-based contractor Janik Roskovani shares five essential skills required to succeed in the industry.
A veteran of the thriving luxury design and construction contracting world of Los Angeles, California, Janik Roskovani has been at the top of his game for more than two decades now. Recently named among Los Angeles’ top contractors by the LA Times, Roskovani outlines five essential skills needed by anyone looking to follow in his incredibly successful footsteps.
“Success in this industry largely boils down to five must-have skills and abilities,” suggests Janik Roskovani, whose successful contracting firm specializes in luxury residential remodels, new home construction, and commercial build-outs, “ranging from work ethic to problem-solving.”
Janik first touches on work ethic. “A strong and consistent work ethic is mandatory in this profession,” he reveals, “and you need to be driven and motivated to get things done.”
Next, says Roskovani, is communication. “One of the most valuable skills that contractors can learn is to actively listen to clients, workers, and other construction professionals on the job,” explains the expert. The best communicators, he says, are always the best listeners, too.
Third among Janik Roskovani’s five essential skills is quality assurance. Contractors must strive to complete all work in a professional manner, and to the highest quality standards, he says. “Providing quality work is what builds a great reputation,” adds Roskovani, “and brings in new clients, thereby driving long-term success.”
“The fourth skill, meanwhile,” he continues, “is project management.”
“Strong project management skills and the ability to consistently finish work on time and on budget are essential,” explains Janik Roskovani. Contractors don’t necessarily need to become certified project managers, he says, but they should have a solid understanding of project management methods, practices, tools, and concepts.
Lastly, Janik turns to problem-solving. “Contractors must have exceptional problem-solving skills,” he points out. This, Roskovani says, is because it’s not a question of whether problems will emerge, but when, and how much of an impact they’ll have. “A major aspect of successful problem-solving is the ability to stay calm and focused during stressful times,” he explains, “and to communicate effectively throughout the process.”
Working as a construction contractor can, Roskovani believes, be both professionally lucrative and personally rewarding. “Beyond being both professionally lucrative and personally rewarding,” he adds, wrapping up, “culturing the above five key skills will go a long way toward becoming-and staying-successful in today’s competitive but thriving contracting industry.”
Leading luxury contracting company owner Janik Roskovani demonstrates glowing feedback received by his award-winning business, JR Builders, based in Los Angeles, California
Recently named among Los Angeles’ top 10 contractors by the LA Times, Janik Roskovani, a staple of the region’s luxury design field for more than two decades, is well known for his impeccable taste, creativity, integrity, and unparalleled professionalism. As glowing feedback for Roskovani and his business continues to pour in, a recent review, in particular, posted to online business network Alignable, praises the outfit-JR Builders of Los Angeles-for their honesty, clarity, and ‘top of class’ quality of work.
“Janik and his crew completed a huge remodel on my 3,000 square foot home in Sherman Oaks,” reveals JR Builders client Mia. “They were knowledgeable, reliable, clean, and saved me money,” she adds.
Mia continues, “The ideas Janik came up with were genius, [and] I couldn’t have done it without the expertise he brought.”
The review, in which Mia rates JR Builders as ‘highly recommended,’ goes on to praise Janik Roskovani and his business for their honesty, clarity, and the quality of their work. “I specialize in luxury home sales in Los Angeles,” she adds, concluding her review, “and Janik’s finishes were nothing less than top of class.”
According to Roskovani, he and his firm specialize in full home renovations, kitchen and bathroom remodels, commercial build-outs, home and commercial building construction, and more. “With over 20 years of experience, the products and services we offer range from home improvements to large scale construction projects,” adds Janik.
Roskovani is also knowledgeable about solar energy, equipment supply, roofing, plumbing, electrics, and home security, according to JR Builders’ Alignable profile. Outside of work, Janik enjoys spending time with his wife and their dog, and is, he says, always on the lookout for exciting new ideas to implement on behalf of his clients.
Alignable, meanwhile, with over 4 million members, and millions more connections throughout upwards of 30,000 local communities, is where business owners across North America network, drive leads and prospects, generate referrals, build trusted relationships, land new business, and share fantastic advice both with the public and with one another.
“Members use Alignable to get the answers they need,” adds Roskovani, wrapping up, “and to connect with and tap into the professional and business community both locally and across the country.”
To find out more, visit Janik Roskovani and JR Builders on Alignable at https://www.alignable.com/los-angeles-ca/jr-builders-los-angeles/.
Entrepreneur and leading contracting company founder Janik Roskovani talks business and entrepreneurship.
A renowned contracting company owner and entrepreneur based in the sprawling southern California metropolis of Los Angeles, Janik Roskovani has, over the course of more than two decades, established himself as one of the region’s most in-demand contractors. Well-known for his impeccable taste, creativity, and professionalism, luxury design expert Roskovani talks business and entrepreneurship as his company, JR Builders, is named among the top 10 contracting firms in Los Angeles by the LA Times.
“For a start, always surround yourself with the right people,” suggests Roskovani. “Having the right support means you’ll be able to see your ideas come to life sooner rather than later,” adds the successful entrepreneur and owner of JR Builders, based in Los Angeles, California.
Janik Roskovani completed his education in architecture in his native Czech Republic before moving to the United States in 1996. Within three years, Roskovani had founded JR Builders, quickly establishing himself as a connoisseur of fine architecture in and around Los Angeles.
So, what makes entrepreneur Janik Roskovani not only more successful but also more productive than others in the industry? “I wake up every morning at 6 AM, without an alarm,” he reveals. According to Roskovani, it doesn’t matter what time he falls asleep; waking up on time has become second nature to him. “Each morning, I wake up ready to plan the day,” he adds.
“You have to know that the day will be productive as soon as your feet hit the floor,” suggests Roskovani. “If you keep that in mind, you’ll be successful,” claims the entrepreneur.
“Often I’m asked, ‘What’s one strategy that’s helped you grow your business?'” Roskovani continues. The answer, he says, stems from always seeing the potential in a particular project. “I can always see the potential in a property, for example,” the JR Builders owner and founder explains.
Asked about potential and untapped business opportunities in and around Los Angeles, meanwhile, the entrepreneur is quick to point toward hospitality. “Around here, in the Malibu area, in particular, there aren’t very many hotels for people visiting, especially for extended periods,” says Roskovani. “I think an excellent business idea, therefore, would be to open a small hotel, or perhaps a small camping site with a view of the ocean,” he adds.
“I reckon either of these ideas would attract an abundance of new visitors to Malibu and could prove to be highly successful,” suggests the business expert, wrapping up.
Founded by Janik Roskovani, JR Builders has grown into a leading contracting business in California, now recognized as one of the top 10 contractors in Los Angeles by the LA Times. Thanks to a reputation for impeccable taste, tact, integrity, creativity, and unparalleled professionalism, Roskovani now represents a staple of luxury design in the region. Outside of work, Janik enjoys spending time with his wife and their dog and is always on the lookout for new approaches by attending open houses and prides himself on adapting and creating exciting, new ideas on behalf of his clients.
Renowned Los Angeles contracting company owner Janik Roskovani continues to enjoy success with his recently launched store on North La Brea Avenue.
Opened at the end of May this year, Plank & Stone offers top quality, unique, and affordable flooring, tile, and stone to retail customers, as well as designers, builders, and developers. Co-founded by the owner of one of the most sought-after and trusted contracting firms in the Los Angeles area, Janik Roskovani offers a closer look at his latest venture.
“Plank & Stone allows customers to dream, design, and build what they’ve always wanted in a comfortable and relaxed space,” explains Roskovani, also the name behind renowned Los Angeles contracting firm JR Builders, widely praised for his impeccable taste, tact, integrity, creativity, and unparalleled professionalism, according to past clients.
Four months on, things are going well for Roskovani and his business partner at Plank & Stone. In addition to retail customers, the firm also provides flooring to professionals dreaming, designing, and building offices, stores, restaurants, and more.
“Whether a new build or a remodeling project, Plank & Stone serves as a one-stop-shop for retail customers, designers, developers, and builders alike to work with us to plan and price their projects,” says Roskovani.
Clients can choose from an extensive range of flooring, tile, and stone, as well as wall art and other finishes. “Our vision is to only offer materials and finishes which have a strong reputation in the industry,” adds Roskovani, “for quality and dependability.”
Plank & Stone also specializes, he says, in bringing fresh, unique, and innovative new materials to the market.
The brand’s showroom, in a trendy area of West Hollywood, also boasts two comfortable and stylish conference rooms where designers and builders can meet with their own clients to select Plank & Stone products for their projects.
Elsewhere, Plank & Stone offers clients the option to have their projects completed by JR Builders, the renowned and highly sought-after contracting firm owned and operated by Janik Roskovani himself.
“At Plank & Stone, we share a true passion for building and remodeling,” he adds, wrapping up, “and we want to share that with as many people as possible.”
Born and raised just outside of Prague in the Czech Republic, Janik Roskovani moved to the United States in 1996 with an appreciation of luxury home renovations and high-profile commercial builds instilled into him by his father at an early age. Roskovani founded JR Builders in 1999, today a leading contracting business in California. JR Builders has subsequently been recognized as one of the top 10 contractors in Los Angeles by the LA Times, and, thanks to a reputation for impeccable taste, tact, integrity, creativity, and unparalleled professionalism, Roskovani now represents a staple of luxury design in the region.
Find Plank & Stone at 729 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California. For more information, visit https://plankandstone.com/.
Los Angeles specialty design and contracting company owner Janik Roskovani reveals the benefits of being a contractor based in Los Angeles, California.
The second-largest urban center in the United States, Los Angeles, California, serves as home to more than four million individuals. Owner and founder of a specialty design and contracting company based in the city, Janik Roskovani explains the benefits of being a contractor based in and around the sprawling southern California metropolis.
“It’s easy to see why so many people are drawn to Los Angeles,” Roskovani begins. The city is, he says, often viewed as a beacon of plentiful opportunity within technology, entertainment, the arts, and more, thanks to its size, population, and diverse economic landscape.
“There’s a huge draw for contractors, too,” reveals the expert. “Contractors in Los Angeles enjoy a wealth of advantages,” suggests Roskovani, “both financially and geographically.”
Janik Roskovani has, he says, along with his contracting company JR Builders, come to fully understand and utilize these advantages, allowing him to enjoy great success within Los Angeles’ competitive but highly rewarding contracting market. “Now,” says Roskovani, “I want to share what I’ve learned.”
Roskovani suggests that, above all else, three major benefits and incentives exist for contractors in Los Angeles today. These, he says, are small business tax exemption, great pay, and location opportunities.
“If you’re a small business which does not exceed $100,000 in tax measures in gross taxable and nontaxable receipts, you could be eligible to pay no taxes on the business,” reveals Roskovani. While this is primarily a tip applicable to those just starting out, it’s a great way to financially jump-start a contracting enterprise, according to the expert.
Next, Roskovani turns to pay. “Compared to contract work within other major cities in America, Los Angeles-based contractors earn a fairly substantial income on average,” he reveals.
According to Roskovani, across a yearly salary, the median income for experienced contractors working on higher-end projects in Los Angeles is currently $117,000. “The opportunities here are plentiful, and the numbers prove this,” adds the JR Builders founder.
Third among Janik’s points, the specialty design and contracting company owner briefly touches on location opportunities. “Municipal policy has continued to drive diverse construction around transit lines in recent years,” he explains.
Last year, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation predicted that the city would grow by more than six percent in 2019 alone. “This is a staggering amount of economic growth, largely centered around new and expanding location opportunities,” suggests Roskovani, “and marks a sure sign of plentiful work for contractors moving forward both in residential and commerce-related projects.”
Whether it’s the financial benefits afforded to smaller contractors, great pay, or ever-growing geographical opportunities, Los Angeles is a hotbed of success for the area’s contractors, Janik Roskovani believes.
“It’s a major U.S. city,” he adds, wrapping up, “which deserves immense consideration for contractors nationwide looking for a stronger-than-ever base for their operations.”
Janik Roskovani is the founder and owner of JR Builders, a specialty design and contracting company based in Los Angeles, California. For more information, call 310-878-7338 or visit https://www.jr.builders/.
A veteran home contracting business owner with more than two decades of experience, Janik Roskovani has turned his company, JR Builders, into one of the industry’s most sought-after and trusted firms within the Los Angeles area. From residential remodels to large-scale commercial projects, Roskovani outlines what sets him and his team apart from the competition.
“From an unmatched work ethic to an exquisite eye for design, at JR Builders, we’re dedicated to making the building process as straightforward, comfortable, and enjoyable for clients as possible, whatever the project,” explains Roskovani.
Supported by a wealth of innovative ideas, all of which are perfectly executed by Janik’s crew of seasoned craftsmen, the JR Builders owner and founder says his and his team’s skills allow them to accommodate each and every one of their clients’ wishes and desires.
“Staying competitive in the Los Angeles contracting market is no easy task,” points out Roskovani. However, by gaining an impeccable reputation and staying relevant, JR Builders has, he says, thrived, even garnering a mention in the LA Times as a top ten contracting business in the southern California city.
Janik Roskovani believes that much of his success has stemmed from his company’s specialties, including finished carpentry, superior hardwood flooring, and stone products aligned with skilled installation. “We also specialize,” he adds, “in luxury bathroom and kitchen remodels as well as closets and custom cabinetry.”
Roskovani and JR Builders further specialize in the highest quality of work in the commercial field, backed by top-end customer service. This, he reveals, has brought him a number of high-profile jobs recently, including the design and construction of a chain of Go Greek Yogurt shops across Los Angeles and MedMen Cannabis Dispensary in West Hollywood, among others.
The son of a skilled tradesman and builder, Janik Roskovani was born in the Czech Republic, famed around the world for its incredible architecture.
Raised just outside of Prague, Janik’s appreciation of luxury home renovations and high-profile commercial builds was, he says, instilled into him at an early age by his father. “From the Czech Republic to Los Angeles, I’ve been surrounded by stunning architecture and design my entire life,” he adds.
Whether completing exquisite kitchen remodels for high-net-worth and celebrity clientele or fulfilling the demands of the City of Los Angeles’ ever-growing sprawl of big-name commercial clients, Roskovani’s broad range of professional specializations has seen him elevated to a position whereby which he now represents a staple of luxury design in the area.
Clients have widely praised his impeccable taste, tact, and innate ability to make what has the potential to be a challenging journey into a truly enjoyable one.
“I’ve done so, I believe,” he adds, wrapping up, “on a foundation of integrity, creativity, and dedication, and thanks in no small part to unparalleled professionalism across the board.”