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Rose Barroso

Rose Barroso is a Multiple Award Winner Toronto Luxury Home Builder. She has made a career of building and designing homes Rose is a creative mind, who believes in the power of beautiful functional interiors to transform and enhance daily life. Rose’s work is regularly featured in leading design and lifestyle publications. Visit Rose @ www.barrosohomes.com

Luxury Home Builder, Entrepreneur, Rose Barroso

Tell us a little something about your business...

I became a luxury home builder almost by chance. I had renovated a couple of homes, when someone told me that I what I was doing was so unique that required to seen and heard of. As I got more and more involved in building, I was certain that I had made a mistake… I was a woman in a male’s dominated industry. I did not have the experience nor the gender to back me up. I got disrespected, rejected and disregarded and each time my husband told me to get up and do it again. And hence I did! I elected to ensure that I would get that “respect” from every person, being it male or female. I began to unveil my true colors, I became innovative in my building techniques, I became an outside the box thinker and always pursued that new product or fixture that would make people take notice. I wanted to guarantee I would make a big mark where women generally do not – construction.

When was your lightbulb moment?

My lightbulb moment was when I heard a potential purchaser walk thru one of my builds and make an unexpected statement: “This home feels like there was a WOMAN involved – The floor plans and layout make sense – It feels like home.” This justified my long years of fighting to be accepted in the industry, and yet, where I longed to be distinctive all at once. I, subsequently, decided that I did not want to be merely a builder, I wanted to be a Woman Builder, I wanted to build beautiful curated homes for families, homes that were going to be spoken of and homes that would be synonymous with beauty and luxury — I wanted an outstanding brand that could stand the test of time — WOMEN CAN — I wanted to create a legacy of which my children would be proud of, and not because I was Mom, but because I was a strong woman.

What are your three words of advice?

My advise to any entrepreneur is the same advise I give to my own children — “Don’t let anyone tell you can’t, if you want it bad enough, then YOU CAN. Don’t get up in the morning because you HAVE to go to work, get up every morning because you LOVE your work.” The passion for what you do and what you want to become should be great enough that you are unable to distinguish between your Struggles and Victories.

Three words of advice...

Passions…Struggles…Victories

Rose Barroso is a Multiple Award Winner Toronto Luxury Home Builder. She has made a career of building and designing homes Rose is a creative mind, who believes in the power of beautiful functional interiors to transform and enhance daily life. Rose’s work is regularly featured in leading design and lifestyle publications. Visit Rose @ www.barrosohomes.com

“May your legacy create a footprint of success for the next person who steps into your shoes”

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