V & M Erectors Inc.: Putting the Steel in Florida’s Bridges
Vern Nix has been in the steel industry for 47 years, founding his first company as a steel subcontractor at the age of 26. “My father mortgaged his home in Carol City, Fla., for $2,500 to provide the startup capitol,” says Vern. Established in 1988 as a certified minority-owned and –operated business, V & M Erectors Inc. (V & M) prides itself on the team’s remarkable ability to exceed all expectations. The company marks 25 years of business in 2013, and the team will celebrate by continuing to specialize on bridge projects as a steel erection and installation subcontractor.
“I guess my dad basically told me when I was young that no matter what you do in life, you need to have a positive attitude,” says Vern. “I am a visionary, and I am optimistic. There is no such thing as failure. You need to put out a positive attitude and effort, and good things will come.”
Vern’s positive outlook and genuine desire to succeed has carried him and his Florida-based company a long way over the years. “I have established a profitable company with an excellent reputation acknowledged throughout the industry, which exists more than ever today,” says Vern proudly....