Company: 90 Degree Construction
Location: Swansea, IL
Education: Bachelor’s, Carpenter Union Trade School
Career History: Owner/Operator, 90 Degree Construction, 2012-Present; Freelance, 4-5 years; Field Supervisor, Home Builder, 2002-2008
Robi Sykes, Owner and Operator of 90 Degree Construction, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of carpentry.
Since 2012, Mr. Sykes has owned and operated his business, 90 Degree Construction. Leveraging more than two decades of experience, Mr. Sykes is proud of his work in residential and commercial carpentry, structural framing, and new homes framework and trim. In his managerial role, his daily responsibilities include estimating, running, and building jobs; doing layouts; doing paperwork such as submitting invoices; and meeting clients.
Mr. Sykes prepared for his career by earning a bachelor’s degree from the Carpenter Union Trade School. Prior to launching his own endeavor, he worked freelance for 5 years and served as a field supervisor for Home Builder from 2002 to 2008. Mr. Sykes attributes his success to his motivation and persistence. He has a healthy work ethic and has applied this to all of his endeavors.
Throughout Mr. Sykes’ career, his most notable achievement is being one of the very few small minority-owned companies in St. Louis, MO and Illinois. He is looking forward to expanding his growth within his areas of expertise. In the next five years, Mr. Sykes’ goal is to take on more commercial contracts and become more self-sustained than being a contractor for other builders. He feels his growth has been supported by surrounding himself around other like-minded people who are striving to do better for their selves with big dreams and people who do not mind collaboration and sharing valuable information with him.