Meet Brian

An inspiring entrepreneur, CEO, author, speaker, and influencer. Brian offers real-life business insights with a focus on maintaining a good work-life balanced mindset.

My Story

"Your career and life story is fascinating and inspiring, and the lessons and insights you shared are relevant and valuable to so many of my generation," the young man said to me after I spoke to a few hundred graduating seniors at a major university. It is comments like this that inspired me to start writing a blog and create this website.

Raised in a solid blue-collar community in Kentucky, then paying my way through college working construction, I finally entered the corporate world at the age of twenty-three. After working my way up the corporate ladder to executive positions with a multi-billion-dollar corporation, I ultimately followed my childhood dream and started my first business in 2004 at the age of 41. Now, as a successful entrepreneur, CEO and the owner of multiple companies, I am engaging in another one of my passions - teaching and sharing what I have learned during my journey, and what I continue to experience in my daily work and interactions with others.

My businesses afford me the privilege to work with a combination of individuals including CEOs and C-suite executives, management professionals, skilled tradespeople, young professionals and college students. At every opportunity, I enjoy hearing their stories and experiences. Often they will seek my advice or perspectives, but more often than not, their stories and experiences teach me more than I may ever help them.

I hope that from the insights, experiences, and stories I share, others can gain guidance on personal and professional growth, career development, work/life balance, relationships, principles and values which apply to an assortment of situations that occur in everyday life and business.

About Brian

Brian at a Glance

Entrepreneur

At the age of 41, Brian started his first business, a design and construction firm. Today, he is an owner or investor in multiple businesses in the sectors of manufacturing, design, real estate and equipment.

CEO

Brian is currently the CEO of multiple firms which employ people across the United States and generate in excess of $100 million annually. His largest business is  
A M King, a specialty industrial and commercial Design-Build firm.

Author

Brian is the author of the Brian T. King blog as well as multiple publications. He is currently developing a new book focused on providing guidance for young professional and entrepreneurs.

Speaker

Brian is a speaker at multiple conferences, industry events and universities. He has been a guest for podcasts focused on starting and growing businesses.

My Perspective

I believe there are four fundamentals which should be followed in defining one’s journey and ultimately their success.

Seek First

Consistently and constantly, one must first seek to understand the plan and purpose for their lives, whether it be short or long term.  I believe we all have many purposes, and often we don’t realize these until they are finished. However, we must never stop seeking what life has in store for us.

Learn & Grow

Continual growth, whether through learning, experiences or maturity is not only a must for success, but for life. Every day we must look for ways to experience growth in all aspects.

Achieve

Learning and growth is meaningless unless it is applied. Take what you learn, and the talents and skills you have been given, and then apply these to achieve the results you want to see in your life, and in your career.

Live

Life is without a doubt is meant to be lived. Whether through your work, your interests, your relationships or whatever provides meaning and interest – embrace life and live it with passion.

In Their Words

Hear from young professionals and inspiring entrepreneurs who I have worked with in the past.

Chris

“If you end your training now, if you choose the quick and easy path, as Vader did, you will become an agent of evil. If the Millennium Falcon went into light-speed, it'll be on the other side of the galaxy by now.”

Alta

“Yes, I was once a Jedi Knight the same as your father. I wish I'd known him. If the Millennium Falcon went into light-speed, it'll be on the other side of the galaxy by now.”

Leila

“If you end your training now, if you choose the quick and easy path, as Vader did, you will become an agent of evil. If the Millennium Falcon went into light-speed, it'll be on the other side of the galaxy by now.”

George

“Yes, I was once a Jedi Knight the same as your father. I wish I'd known him. If the Millennium Falcon went into light-speed, it'll be on the other side of the galaxy by now.”

Testimonials

Recent Publications

Check out some of my recent publications and podcasts.

The Value of Vocational Education

After meeting a young welder, Brian King reflects on the value of individuals with a vocational education in skilled trades as the construction industry continues to experience a robust economy.

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Most Admired CEO Awards: Brian King

CBJ recognizes established local leaders who have strong visions for their companies, and have shown commitment to culture in the workplace and have made significant contributions to the community. Brian was honored as Most Admired CEO for the Commercial Real Estate Industry.

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Entrepreneurship for Young Professionals

On Episode 8 of Sharpen's podcast for Young Professionals, Brian King shares his career journey, why he started his own business, and the lessons he learned along the way.

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How Brian Grew His Company to $100M

In this podcast, Brian discusses how he grew A M King. He tells listeners about some of the mindset issues you have to overcome, how estimating has nothing to do with selling and he provides advice on what to think about if you're considering starting a business.

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Spotlight on Brian King of A M King

In this spotlight, Groundbreak Carolinas interviews Brian King on how he made the cut to become CBJ's Most Admired CEO in the Commercial Real Estate Industry.

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