BRANTLEY KING IS PROOF THAT HARD WORK LEADS TO BIG RESULTS
Question. What is the most significant accomplishment of your career thus far?
Answer. Purchasing Billy Wood Appliance in 2016 was a fantastic professional growth experience. Reshaping the business, remodeling the showroom, developing new relationships and preparing to launch our second store in Bluffton have been both thrilling and rewarding. It’s exciting to see hard work deliver results.
Q. How have you and your company given back to the Lowcountry?
A. I enjoy giving back to the community; doing so helps me grow in many unexpected and soulful ways. Whether it’s raising money for the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association’s education foundation, contributing to Lowcountry Dress for Success, or sponsoring a Little League team, helping others has made me more self-aware and appreciative. It has made me a better person.
Q. How do you balance your work life with your personal life?
A. Working hard is a necessity today, but so is taking time for yourself. Exercising, spending time with friends and participating in your children’s lives are rewarding. As a business owner, I’m fortunate to be able to adjust my workload across all seven days of the week — not just five. This allows me to spend quality time with family and friends while still meeting our customers’ expectations.
Q. What has your work taught you about being a good leader?
A. I firmly believe that ethics are essential. I believe in doing the right thing — even when no one is looking. It’s also important to deliver on your commitments, treat employees and partners the way I would like to be treated, and recognize everyone’s contributions and achievements. Most importantly, leaders should be flexible, compassionate and empathetic.
Q. How long have you lived in the Lowcountry?
A. I was fortunate to grow up in Beaufort County and attend Hilton Head Island High School. After graduating from college, I worked in New York and the mid-Atlantic region, where we also raised three wonderful sons. In 2016, I returned to Hilton Head as a business owner. It’s wonderful to be back.
6 Marshland Road, Hilton Head Island