We had the good fortune of connecting with Adam Mopsick and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Adam, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
While “work life balance” is becoming a more popular phrase in the business world, it is a concept I have always taken very seriously. I approach everything I do – whether family, work or personal – with the intention of being purposeful and fulfilled. What does this mean? It’s easy for people in our industry with Type A personalities to be so absorbed by the demands of work that they lose focus on the purpose. Undoubtedly, there are strenuous times in everyone’s job, but I reached a realization in my career that I decided to place more importance on truly enjoying the work I do and the people I do it with. Life is too short to work with people who don’t bring out the best in you. Once I changed that mindset, it massively shifted into my personal life as well. I am fortunate to be working in an industry with a team I love, and it is that positivity that flows into how I spend time with my family and friends and into my own personal hobbies. Family, personal health and wellness always come first. From raising three sons with my wife Helen in Miami Beach, to learning to play bass, I’ve been able to find the light in this challenging year. If I continue to purposefully find fulfillment in little moments every day, I will consider myself a happy man.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Other than my family, Amicon is what I am most proud of, and I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing it evolve over the years. The construction industry in South Florida can be complicated and is generally known for a low quality of service relative to other markets. Amicon is known for providing a highly professional service while maintaining a clear understanding of client goals. In an industry where many professionals can have scattered motivations, we felt we could do better by focusing on the client first. We take owner representation very seriously and I believe the demand for services has proven that strategy to be correct. The biggest challenge in my career has been to successfully scale up a service business while maintaining a focus on quality, consistency and integrity. Building a corporate organization from scratch centered around internal culture has required sustained focus and effort. We are incredibly fortunate to be a leader in a strong, growing market with so much opportunity. I believe we all want to enjoy where we come to work every day and who we spend our time with, both colleagues and clients. We take tremendous pride in our belief that we can help raise the quality of service in the South Florida construction industry and create a higher quality experience for everyone involved.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I may come off a bit biased but Amicon has had the privilege of working on some of the most delicious spots in South Florida. Head to Miami’s MiMo District for brunch at the visually stunning CHICA Miami, thought up by 50 Eggs Group and Chef Lorena Garcia. You can enjoy an incomparable Miami sunset at Joia Beach, restaurant and beach club. Then head to a truly unique culinary experience at the recently opened Uchi in Wynwood. While I’m obviously proud of the work our team has done, I’m just as proud to call myself a Miami local and always recommend experiences that make our city special like drinking a cafecito on Calle Ocho, going for a morning run at the beach, or checking out the stimulating art at Wynwood Walls. We’re living in one of the most exciting times in South Florida’s growing history and I feel fortunate to be showing so many new clients and residents the best the city has to offer.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
As I’ve progressed in my career, I have continually found the key to professional growth and happiness is balance. For that, I have to thank my family who constantly encourages, motivates and humbles me. My wife Helen has always been my biggest supporter and confidante, and our three boys, Jackson, Trent and Colton, remind me every day what is most important. There is always more work to do, but time with family can’t be taken for granted.