Reflections | Lifestyle Magazine Reflections Vol14 No5 - Page 68

PURSUITS JOSH GALBREATH { D INFLATABLE SUCCESS How Dedication has helped 22-year-old, Josh Galbreath, Build His Brand } riving through Richmond Hill’s lationships necessary to get his business off at the office seven days a week. I beat ev- residential areas, the colorful ve- the ground? erybody else to work and I don’t have any- neer of one man’s entrepreneurial “It was just a lot of talking to people venture marks another successful and continued support from a great com- Despite his sense of responsibility, he backyard party. In our community, brightly munity like ours,” Josh said. “I reached out isn’t without help. Josh and his crew are colored castles, slides, and obstacle courses to a lot of people that were much older and supported by the community they serve; have come to unite celebrations ranging much more successful than me to ask, ‘how friends, relatives, and even past educators from large church and school events to chil- did you do this?’ or ‘what can I do to make have now become loyal customers. dren’s birthday parties. In our community, this better?’ That’s what business is about, “[Richmond Hill] is a very close-knit we look to CJ’s Inflatables to help make really. Making relationships with people. community,” Josh said. “I know every- any festivity a success. You might consider You want them to trust you to get what body here, and everybody knows me. That inflatable bounce houses a childhood pas- they need done.” makes it easier to build a business upon.” T S to fruition at the start of 2014, when Josh Jacob Combest, maintain a trusted crew to reach higher. and his brother, Colby, took the few inflat- help take the reins while Josh is out visiting “Success is different for everybody,” ables their parents had lent to their church prospective clients. As a new college gradu- he said. “I guess it might be to figure out and decided to start renting them out for ate, Josh experiences the rare opportunity of what you want to do with your life. For me, neighborhood parties. Then only 17-years- being his own boss. Although this seems like I don’t ever want to struggle. I don’t want old, Josh began learning the ins and outs of a young man’s dream, working without a su- my kids to have to struggle. If I can put in owning his own business. Five years later, perior is not all fun and games. Josh will tell the extra hours and make smart decisions the brothers’ mission to “provide fun” has you that, oftentimes, his autonomy requires now to help my kids, my parents, my family “BLOWN UP;” Josh and his crew deliver a lot of self-regulation. down the road, then I should definitely do time, but for 22-year-old GSU graduate, Josh Galbreath, these backyard blowups have provided him an outlet to success. The concept for CJ’s Inflatables came oday, Josh manages anywhere from be- tween five and twenty-five people. Most work part-time, but he and right-hand man, body to report to.” o, what’s next for this young entrepre- neur? Although unsure of how, Josh knows exactly why he will continue to “Being your own boss is really nice,” it. It’s the right thing to do. And, yes, I be- he said. “But, at the end of the day, you lieve I can say I’ve been successful in life, in So, how did a college student with a have to create a discipline for yourself, what I’ve done. But there’s no final success. degree in Construction Management be- your employees, and [with] your custom- What I’ve learned in this business is that you gin cultivating the strong, professional re- ers because they all deserve your time. I’m can always keep growing. And I hope I do.” to southern counties spanning all the way into South Carolina. 66 Re f