About Veterans Referring Veterans
When I was medically retired in 2015, I retired back to Colorado Springs and sought employment at an outdoor retail store. Working in that environment, I connected with people that were veterans, and the many veteran services they would advertise in the store.
Even though I enjoyed all the friendships that I had made, I realized that retail was not for me. I utilized the G.I. Bill and sought a degree in business. With the large military community in Colorado Springs, I was put in touch with more vets that were seeking better employment or were looking to start their own business.
My father is a successful real estate agent, so I would shadow him, as I have always had an interest in real estate. I ended up using some of my military benefits towards getting my real estate license and have found great success in it.
While helping people either purchase or sell homes, they would always ask if I “knew someone” that could help them with the projects they needed. They would also ask if any of my “vet” friends could tackle specific jobs. Although I had met many veterans, I did not have all of their contact information to refer them out. Like me, my clients love to support local business, and when they are veteran owned, that is a major bonus. That’s where the idea for VRV started. I wanted to have a directory, not only for myself, but for my clients. I didn’t want to have the typical directory website that wants all of your personal information and then the bidders get a hold of you. I wanted a place where the customer could look at a more personal website and get a feel for who they might want to hire.
This website also gives the businesses the opportunity to customize their pages to their liking. Through the VRV website, I make sure the customers are given the businesses contact information, so that they may contact the business when they need to. All the business owners listed have been verified as an actual veteran that owns the business.
Be trusted partners in collaborating with veteran owned businesses, enabling them to thrive by giving the consumers the ability to select their veteran owned business.
A directory for consumers to utilize and connect with veteran owned businesses.