In today’s economy, many people find themselves thinking about becoming their own boss. They are contemplating starting their own business and becoming independently wealthy, not relying on anyone but themselves and God for success.
Although that is a very attainable goal, it is not as easy as it sounds. In order to be successful, you need someone who has “been there, done that and has also overcome the pitfalls that go with it.”
Our guest today has done just that…
Edwin Carrion served from 1998-2002 an active duty in the United States Marine Corps. When he left military service, he had dreams just like everyone else. The difference, he worked to attain those dreams…
Edwin is now a respected entrepreneur, businessman and deal maker with more than 20 years of successful experience in multiple industries.
During his career, he served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, President and Vice President of several significant, privately owned companies.
Edwin’s expertise in all aspects of managing operations of startups, from development, design, organization, legal, financial, marketing, capital financing and strategic negotiations with client and vendor partners, has made him the key player in growing four of his most notable companies from start up - to annual revenues exceeding $15 ,000,000. Praise God!
Edwin founded “E&D Development, Inc.” in 2002 after his military career with the United States Marines Corp. Edwin built, developed and sold over $30,000,000 in real estate.
After the real estate meltdown, Edwin founded “Countrywide Gold Buyers” (CGB) in Rhode Island. Within a few months CGB became a national company, with which he created a Franchise concept, growing “Countrywide Gold Buyers” to revenues in excess of $15,000,000.
After selling CGB in 2014, Edwin Co-founded “Eco Modern Custom Homes,” a high end real estate development company which grew its portfolio assets of projects to over $10,000,000 in just one year.
Edwin sold “Eco Modern Custom Homes” in 2017, and purchased “MDC Transport Company” in 2017. He grew the company from $2,000,000 in revenue to over $12,000,000 in just 2 years.
Today, Edwin enjoys working with beginner to intermediate real estate developers, teaching them things like, “real world negotiations; one on one mentoring with real estate developers; tax savings strategies and how to find valuable real estate development properties in their local communities.
Right on the first page of his website, he lists his titles as “US Marine, Loyal Husband, Loving father of 2 beautiful children, Entrepreneur, Self-Made Millionaire, Real Estate Developer, Investor and Mentor, but the first thing it says is, “Man of God.” Praise God!
First question I always start with is this… Other than that brief information I just shared, can you tell us in your own word, “Who is Edwin Carrion?”
You’ve gone through some tough times as well as the blessed times. I guess we could start with boot camp in the Marines as not being a picnic in the park, amen!
What made you decide to enter real estate after your stint on active duty?
That was in the 2002-2003 time frame. And we all remember what happened about 2008. How did the real estate crash affect you and what did you do during and after?
How important is it to create multiple streams of income so you are not totally reliant on just that one source?
What investment strategy have you had the most success with?
What are some of the bigger mistakes you made when you were just starting out?
I briefly listed your businesses in the opening. Can you tell us a bit more about what all of your businesses are?
I love interviewing patriots who have served this nation with honor and distinction and then used the discipline and self-drive to become successful in private life and be a blessing to others at the same time.
Edwin Carrion is just such a man and I know you will benefit greatly by getting in touch with him, enrolling in one or more of his mentoring programs and, who knows? I may be interviewing you in a year or so and you get to share your successes with us and motivate others to do the same.
Use the links down below to get in touch with Edwin Carrion right now.
Contact Edwin via Social Media: https://edwincarrion.com/social-media/
Podcast: “My First Investment Property Podcast”