Like any siblings Koby and Kory still have their disagreements, but they always find a way to come to an agreement when it comes to business conflicts. In one instance when a staff member attempted to fight Kory, he said his brother and himself easily came to a neutral agreement not to keep the crew member.
“The hardest thing working with my brother is disagreeing with him,” Koby said. “We disagree on a lot of things but at the end of the day we know we’re business partners, brothers and we just have to get through it.”
During the months that they are not in school, the Burel brothers work almost full time in KRB Law Care, sometimes up to a full 7 days a week. On some off days they do typical high school activities like going to the mall with friends, but on other off days they are still working to better their business doing things like cleaning equipment or going through scheduling to make sure everything matches up.
“Our goal for the year is to run with two different crews,” Koby said. “Right now we have one truck and one trailer for work but next year we want to run with two. We have one more year in high school. Our goal is by the end of our senior year to have 6 trucks out taking over Dallas.”
Although they have thought about the option of just working and not attending college, both boys now have the same mindset about their future in education.
“I want to go to college to get the experience,” Kory said. “I might be a business major, get a business degree.”
Even with their plans for college in the coming years, the brothers are not done expanding their entrepreneurship and even have plans to take on another moving company in a business partnership with their dad in the coming months.
“We hit a lot of bumps in the road, even losing some of our profit, but just in a four month period, we have made more than $14,000,” Kory said. “We want to build and start our staff how we started. We want to get them out there at a young age so when they build up for a few years they can be in the position that we’re in. If anyone is looking to start a business, it’s gonna take some time to grow up and rise.”
The two brothers have much to look forward to as they expand KRB– a lawn care business started by just three yes’ and the boys’ initials and now growing to include a variety of staff and clientele.
“We weren’t experts when we first started,” Koby said. “You just have to build up to not being perfect but being close to perfect. There’s no age limit to starting a business so don’t get discouraged. There’s been many times people have talked down on us or had something negative to say but we still kept going and looked past the obstacles.”