On June 1, 2013, Grant Bryant and Erin Brownlee became majority owners of The Wakefield Corporation with equal ownership. Following a strategic plan and buy out process that began in 1999, Jim Wakefield, former President of The Wakefield Corporation, sold his majority ownership to Grant, Erin and 3 other minority owners.
Grant started at The Wakefield Corporation in October of 1994 and began buying company stock in 1997. His 21years experience prior to coming to TWC, and leadership as head estimator at The Wakefield Corporation made it a natural progression to be named Vice President in 2000. And in 2013 Jim Wakefield made the decision that he be named President of The Wakefield Corporation.
As the first 12 months of his tenure as President of TWC comes to a close and the 2nd year begins, Grant had this to say:
“It is such an honor to be following in the footsteps of Jim Wakefield. With his trust in Erin and me to take The Wakefield Corporation into the next 30 years, comes a lot of pressure that I think he has more than prepared us all for. With the economic times like they are, and the need to stay competitive in our market using new technologies and products in the field, we are in for an exciting challenge. I could not have made this transition over the last 12 months without the patience, help, and understanding of the staff and employees of The Wakefield Corporation.”