What does your business do?
We provide safe, secure, high quality and affordable housing. we
aim to be with a person for their entire life. Our mission is to
be able to support a person's housing needs in every aspect and
age of their lives from young adults, to families and to seniors
just looking for a place to call home. We aim to provide this
housing platform in low economic growth areas to give back to
When and why did you start the biz?
CF & Associates LLC started in May of 2017. This Business was
started, because I grew up in one of these low economic growth
areas of Massachusetts. I remember playing on old rusty Swing
sets, and communities pools that never seemed to have water and
housing complexes about to fall apart. This is what I started this
company, because i want young mothers and fathers come home to a
nice clean and secure living environment for them to raise their
children. I want young professionals to realize that the finer
things in life can be beyond the lights of the big city. Finally i
want our older generations to not worry about whether or not they
will have frozen pipes in the winter or blistering heat in the
summer. I want our residents not to worry about where they live,
because life is stressful enough with out having to think about
your living conditions.
How Many People are in your Company?
Where's your office?
I have a Small fully furnished office space. With futon in along
the back wall for when i fall asleep at the office and an air
conditioner to keep me cool in the summer. On the back wall, I
have a shelf full of my favorite books and pictures of my 1.5 year
old daughter and my beautiful wife of five years.
What's the toughest part of running your biz?
The toughest part about running my business in finding top quality
and trust worthy people.
What's the most fun part?
the Most fun part if the idea that everyday i get to wake up, and i
kiss my daughter before I leave and I say to myself. I'm doing this
for you and your children and that everyday I go to work I'm working
to improve somebody else's life.
Anything you would have done differently?
The one thing I wish I had done differently is that I wish I started
sooner and not waited to so long to start.
What's next on the horizon for your biz?
Next for CF & Associates LLC is to redevelop an existing apartment
complex west of Boston, Ma. Provide high quality Hotel like amenities
and have environment for the young working professional. This
community will be called "FLEMING LUX".
What advice do you have for others?
Advice I would give to others is to first let God be your guiding
light. Always have faith in your abilities and be a life long
learner. With taking the massive leap and starting your own venture,
I would tell someone to realize that at time it may seem like
everything is lost and that your mission is doomed, But never ever
give up and never lose hope. And Finally the hardest part is at the
beginning, the amount of effort it will take to get your business off
the ground will take massive amounts of action.
How do you use Idea Cafe to help your biz?
i use Idea Safe to learn and educate myself from others. I see
there is much value in learning how things are being done in
different industries and seeing different sides of the coin.
having a younger sibling just graduate from school and taking a
role in a startup with a sales role. I always ask him a simple
question. do you really want to be working for somebody else when
your 50? I like to share different small business ideas with him
that i find and i see that Idea Cafe has great content for people
to do this and to learn the basics go going zero to one.
School (where, still in school, degree)?
Fitchburg State University
Prior jobs or business?
Smith & Nephew - Medical device sales representative
Orthosensor Inc - North East Sales Manager
Corin Orthopedics - New England Sales Distributer
Johnson & Johnson - Global Strategic Marketing
What are your pets' names?
Bitty and Meshack
Do any of these pets help with your biz?
No, these cats belong to my wife. i adopted them when we got married.
Is there any one person or event in your life that led
you to go into business for yourself?
My Father. Being an Entreprenuer himself, i saw his life growing up
and saw the life he gave me, my brother and my mother i only want to
be able to take care of my parents in their old age and take care of
my family as well
Anyone you publicly want to thank?
This is to my Wife, Jessica Fleming. with out you, none this would be
112 old main street
South Yarmouth, MA 02664