365 Entrepreneur: K&K Electrical
K&K Electrical has your electrical needs affordably handled in a professional manner.
Interview by CoCo Michelle
For those who don’t know you, tell us about who you are and what you do?
Kamal: My name is Kamal Thomas and I started this business with my good friend Kris
Kris: And I am Kris Hutchison- I’m the good friend. Together we own K & K Electrical Services.
Kamal: I have been working in the electrical field for about 6 years. And Kris has pretty much been doing this his entire life. I knew we would be a great team. We have worked together for 5 years and been in business together for 2 years and counting.
What got you into your field?
Kris: I entered the field after college. It wasn't the exact way I planned it out, but it worked out and I wouldn't change a thing. I love what I do and many people can’t say that!
Kamal: My story is a little different than that. I entered the field after I was laid off from doing insurance. I told myself I needed to find a career and not just a job. So here I am, doing what I love and working for myself.
How are you holding up during the pandemic?
Kamal: Personally not a whole lot has changed for us, seeing that the field we work in is considered an essential need. However, it’s nice to know my wife and kids have been home safe and we are doing well.
Kris: Right! We are still in business. The money doesn't stop and neither do those bills. My wife and kids are also home safe and that’s what matters most. Their safety and that I am able to provide for them.
What ways are you keeping busy, staying creative and still pushing your brand?
Kamal: In our field really it’s about the quality of work. We try to provide the highest quality for a reasonable price. With that being said, the brand continuously pushes through with word of mouth. This is always the best marketing method, because anyone can write a review. Word of mouth is a guarantee that customer (a) loved the service so much, they want the people around them to experience the same love.
During this time, I think we can all agree that self-care is extremely crucial. What ways are you practicing self-care?
Kris: In our field, it gets dirty. The climate that we live in right now, it’s all about staying clean. We can’t allow the media to push negative thoughts to us, because that would drive you crazy. After work I like to just decompress from my day and clean off. Really spending time with my family is what gets me through. If it’s anything that this pandemic has taught me, is that family and business are all it’s about because everything else can stop, but as long as I have those two things going, I’m good.
In our community, we all know that mental health is a subject that is often shied away. What advice do you give to those who may be affected during this time?
Kris: Mental health is a subject that hits home for me. It may sound very generic but the best advice I think I can give is stay close to your support. Talk, hang out, just being around good people who support and understand you and your situation can help more than you may think.
Where can we find you on social media? Do you have a website?
You can find us on Facebook under K & K Electrical Service, LLC for now. Our website is under construction right now. However be on the lookout for the relaunch