Sales, Lawyer specializing in the construction industry, Communication
Career Experience – Karalynn has been working in construction for over 19 years. At 16, she took a job doing administrative work at her uncle’s subcontracting business. Before she graduated from law school, she started a material supply company with her husband.
Because of everything they encountered while owning that business, she became interested in construction law and opened her own practice in 2006.
“Every obstacle is a detour in the right direction.”
Her Struggles – From ages 8-16, Karalynn lived in an abusive household. When she was 16, she stood up to the bully, her stepdad, and she, her mom and siblings left. Because they were on their own, Karalynn had to start working as a teenager to support her family.
Through perseverance, she became the first person in her family to graduate college. She put herself through law school and entered two industries where she had to fight tooth and nail to be seen as equal: Law and construction.
Now, she’s proud to be a highly-regarded contributor in both industries. She could not have gotten to where she is today without all of her grit and passion.
What Qualifies Karalynn to be a Coach? – Over the years, she has worked in, started, and run multiple construction industry-related businesses. She has the unique perspective of both a lawyer and construction professional.
She has been in the shoes of those who need help. She remembers working extremely long hours and sometimes going without a paycheck just to keep her family’s construction business afloat. But she’s turned that sob story around, having grown her family’s construction business into a $25 million business by following the same legal and collection best practices her law firm provides for contractors nationwide.
Personal Life –Karalynn lives in Houston, Texas, where her practice is based, and she’s the proud mom of three awesome girls. She loves to read, write, and spend time with her family.
Karalynn is also a two-time Amazon best-selling author of the contractor education books, Quit Getting Screwed: Understanding & Negotiating the Subcontract, and Quit Getting Stiffed: A Texas Contractor’s Guide to Liens and Collections. She’s also the host of the “Quit Getting Screwed” podcast.