Like a virtual career fair, TradeCrews.com is an online platform built specifically for the skilled trades industry to promote the career opportunities and growth available in this great industry.
Paul Millefolie, Founder, TradeCrews
What does a typical day look like for you?
I try to always remember that life is a gift. It’s like what the late Jim Valvano said (brilliantly),”If you laugh, think, and cry each day, that’s a full day; that’s a heck of a day.” Whether we are writing code, or meeting with students, adult learners, educators or businesses – I try to look for opportunities to help. That’s a purposeful life. As for the nitty-gritty work, there’s lots of software design and development, plenty of coffee, and a few pauses for some epic air drumming.
What inspired you to start your company?
I grew up in New England watching my dad, an immigrant from Sicily and a master craftsman, plying his trade and using his hands to make masterpieces as he provided for our family of nine children. The trade gene skipped me; but I often wondered how my Dad’s career would have been different if he had someone better to work with than me. This is how TradeCrews was born. TradeCrews is about uplifting the tradesman and the trade industry using my interest in technology and passion for helping people. It’s about serving the trade industry, advocating for careers in the trades, and letting the men, women, and businesses know they have an advocate to rely on throughout their careers.
What’s your favorite thing about Virginia?
I don’t shovel snow as often. 🙂