Johnny Nguyen, a refugee from Vietnam who left his home country during the war, has built a successful business in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His goal was to give his children a better life and leave behind the hardships caused by the war, food shortages, and supply chain issues. After leaving Vietnam with his brother, they lived in an immigrant camp in Malaysia before moving to the United States.
Nguyen worked various jobs while continuing his education and eventually started a printing business that led him to the construction industry. He then created DVR Cabinetry in Northeast Philadelphia, which specializes in cabinets and countertops with around 25 employees. Nguyen hopes to hire another 50 people as his business grows and believes that success is a product of the American Dream. He wants to inspire others by emphasizing the opportunities available in the United States for anyone willing to work hard.
On the other hand, Eric Tucker’s family lumber business in Delaware County, PA has been operating for over a century. Tucker is the fourth-generation owner and took over after doing odd jobs around the lumber yard when he was younger. The company has become one of the largest suppliers of lumber in Southeastern Pennsylvania and employs around 100 people. To learn more about DVR Cabinetry or Eric Tucker’s family lumber business, visit their respective websites.