Don Pfeiffer is a life-long Flint resident who loves our community and knows the value of hard work.

My first exposure to “work” were the summers I spent with my Uncle Kim learning how to carry heavy construction materials and pick up trash on job sites, and Friday nights with my Aunt Charlene cleaning the offices AFSCME Council 25 on Clio Road in Flint.

My first paid job was with Franks IGA Grocery Store in 1991, at the corner of Corunna and Ballenger Roads in Flint. I worked my way up to meat cutter; and eventually was offered a job at the new Fresh Meat Market at Sam’s Club.

In March of 1995, I married Michele Harmon and went to work for three different electrical/technology firms within the IBEW Local Union 58 in Detroit working and learning as much as possible.

In 1999, I was hired as the Director of Operations for a minority-owned electrical/technology firm in Detroit. My boss there is the person who taught me what it means to be a business owner.

In 2005, my brother and I opened our first construction based company. Later that year on November 1st we moved part of our company to Louisiana after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. A few notable projects we’ve worked on since: Ft. Polk Military Base, United States Postal Service Processing Distribution Sites in NY, GA, IL, KY, and OH, Amazon, Verizon, H.E.B., Subaru Manufacturing Facility, WWL Americas, Prudential, and Fidelity Investments.

I know what devastation is; and have worked to help bring a community back.

Flint’s devastation is not a natural occurrence, it was caused by bad government.