Chicago-based subcontractor Horizon Interiors visited this year’s BUILD23. The successful contractor is featured in W&C’s March 2023 issue. No stranger to this event, Rudy Kadiric visits the show regularly, as he wants to keep up-to-date on new tools and technology and develop relationships in the industry.

After starting Horizon Interiors Inc. as a part-time business three years ago, Kadiric has drastically increased the amount of work the company conducts. At the time, Kadiric was working for a different company but eventually found enough work for his side business to become his primary focus.

Horizon Interiors performs carpentry, drywall and acoustical ceilings. The company also has some niche services, such as finish carpentry and millwork. This sets them apart from some of the other companies in the market.

Being involved in multiple areas has helped the company’s business, according to Kadiric. “I have seen a lot of demand on small-scale construction projects where we are specializing,” he says. “At this time, we don’t have a slowdown.”

Kadiric says he is continuously looking to network, meet industry leaders, exchange ideas and learn new products in the industry.

And does he meet different contractors here? “Throughout the years, I have met some fantastic people in our industry with that we stayed connected today,” he says. “We’re all struggling or advancing in our business, no matter how big or small you are.”

Kadiric enjoys walking the trade show floor looking for new products. In his words, he says it is one of the primary reasons he attends the trade show.

“Last year I was introduced to Raken, and since then, we have started utilizing the app,” Kadiric says. “Good product.”

And what does it mean to be on the cover of Walls & Ceilings?

“That is an excellent question,” Kadiric says. “What it means to me is that our little company is being recognized in the industry, even though we are not a large corporation, and, of course, it is great marketing material for our business.”