The economy was headed into recession in 2007 when Trent Prim left his job at the construction company Linbeck to start a firm with his wife, Beth. The couple had one job in hand. “It wasn't as bad (the first year) as the next year or the next couple of years,” Trent Prim jokes.
Today, the company has an $18 million backlog, three LEED-certified, energy-efficient projects under its belt, and a client roster that includes Oncor Electric Delivery, Cook Children’s, Billy Bob’s Texas, and CATS Theatre in Arlington. With Beth Prim as CEO, the company ranked 21 among the nation’s 50 fastest-growing women-owned or led privately held businesses in 2017 – an annual list compiled by the Women Presidents’ Organization and American Express. PRIM Construction has been growing sales at 30 percent a year since 2013, as it emerged from the recession, and should hit $20 million in sales this year, the Prims said.
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