Sydney D’Huyvetter

LUX Contracting and Development
Sydney D’Huyvetter

Sydney D’Huyvetter

Hometown: Humbird, WI
Major: Mechanized Systems Management
Minor: Agronomy, Entrepreneurship
Graduation Date: May 2019

LUX Contracting and Development

What is your story?

My journey started in the winter of my sophomore year of college when my uncle was persuading me to work construction with him in Montana. I decided to do it with a friend from high school. I enjoyed the manual labor and the paycheck that came with my hard work. When the summer was over I decided to find as much work during the school year as I could to grow my business and knowledge of the construction industry. I picked up several jobs and learned a lot. The following summer I went back to Montana and worked a little for my uncle, but he got me started siding houses on my own for a home builder. From there I really began to see my profits rise and the overall profits of the construction industry. I decided I wanted to get into building my own projects and reselling them for profit. When I came back to school after the summer I looked for lots to buy and build on. I found one, but needed to find an investor and a bank willing to work with me. This might have been the hardest part, but now that I have done it once, I believe I could do it again on a bigger scale to grow my business very rapidly and that is what I plan to do to become a well-known home builder in Montana.

What is your business?

LUX Contracting and Development

Who is your entrepreneurial inspiration OR biggest hero?

Grant Cardone because he is very motivational and is involved in real estate which is what I want to do

What advice would you give to a student starting their entrepreneurial journey?

Work hard at what you believe in, even if it seems impossible to others, because you are the only one with the passion and determination to make it possible.

What has been your favorite "Engler Experience" to date?

I have enjoyed all of the events, but I enjoyed the Engler Fireside the most.

What has been the biggest hurdle or struggle you've dealt with in your entrepreneurial journey?

Getting people to take young entrepreneurs seriously.

sydney on his motorcycle
sydney at a jobsite