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Architects Altoon + Porter

Lay the Groundwork

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Starting and growing a business is not for the weak or the uninformed.  To prepare, Ron Altoon and Jim Porter did their homework before they opened their architectural firm.  This is Ron Altoon.  More

Learn What Not To Do

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Ron Altoon and Jim Porter both worked in the firm of Frank Gehry who may be the most famous living American architect. This is Jim Porter.  Homepage

Use A Team Approach

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Rather than sell an individual star performer to their clients, Ron Altoon and Jim Porter sell the idea that the customer's project always takes center stage.

Organize To Inspire

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Leave it to a couple of architects to think of their company as a three-legged stool. Homepage

Build On Referrals

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If you do not get referrals from current customers, there is something very wrong with your product or service.  Homepage

Volunteer

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Ron is the immediate past president of the American Institute of Architects.

Produce Quality

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Delivering quality as defined by its customers is the only way small companies can compete against both the big guys and the new kids on the block.

Force Change

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Ron Altoon and Jim Porter tell Hattie that it is harder to build a business than a building.

Go Global

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Altoon and Porter have proven that the world wants Yankee ingenuity. They give us some advice: Do your homework before you get on the airplane; bring to your international customers products and services they can't find locally; establish local strategic alliances and deliver on your promises.

Deliver 24 X 7

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Ron's timing was perfect in the Fall of 1998 to turn his firm toward international work. With the Internet, customers can be served around the clock.

Recognize That You Need Others

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Today talented people can quit working for you and go someplace else, therefore, a  leader must win the hearts and minds of employees. Meet partner Carl Meyer. Homepage