Arian Azarbar took the world by storm when he invented construction materials specifically designed to assist countries facing housing deficits. Using innovative products and materials manufactured in his facility, Arian produced construction envelopes that reduced construction costs and provided affordable housing solutions to governments worldwide. In a collaborative effort, he and his team created a turn-key building solution. They empowered developing nations to construct affordable housing based upon the resources available to them. These unique, custom-tailored solutions include the underlying knowledge base, production, and a report providing information on the optimal approach for construction considering all assets available within each country.
Arian Azarbar prepared for this journey years ago by educating himself in the rich cultures of several countries before settling in Montreal. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Cagayan Valley (UCV) Century University, and UVD, Iran. Over the course of ten years, he obtained multiple degrees. His interest in engineering and manufacturing led him to continue his education at universities in Columbia, Venezuela, and Montreal, Canada.
Arian Azarbar, has transformed the world around him. He has created a real estate empire and fulfilled the dream of homeownership for thousands of people who otherwise would have struggled to make it a reality. He has made a positive impact on countries confronting a housing deficit and empowered each country with First World manufacturing capabilities. The future looks bright for Arian Azarbar. Only time will tell what other innovations he will create in the future.
Where did the idea for your company come from?
come from generations of inventors and developers. It is in my blood. I started manufacturing materials which developed into manufacturing structures. When my company became experts in formulating construction materials and manufacturing products, we naturally evolved into a company that could deliver a turn-key housing solution to governments all over the world to combat housing deficits.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
I go for a ten kilometer jog every day. Professionally, I have a daily coordination meeting with my team of draftsmen, structural engineers, and architects to make sure that everything is properly coordinated on each of our client’s job sites. My afternoons are dedicated to speaking with new clients. My evenings are spent with family, and on the weekends I set aside a day to spend with my friends.
How do you bring ideas to life?
When my team comes up with new ideas, we collaborate. We commence a process that begins with a concept-test project to see if the idea is worth pursuing. Next, we discuss the idea and create a prototype. We follow up by testing the market to see if the product or concept requires tweaking. Then we check to see if we can lower the cost of production. Once everything is mastered, the product or concept is brought to fruition in mass-scale production.
What’s one trend that excites you?
One of the trends that excite me is that post-pandemic, my company is looking at creating living accommodation that is also suitable as a working environment.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
One habit that makes me more productive is daily meditation. I find that it really centers me and focuses my attention, which in turn makes me more productive in every aspect of my life.
What advice would you give your younger self?
I would tell my younger self to buy Bitcoin. If I had only known then what I know now about the cryptocurrency market, I would be a good deal wealthier.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
I believe that many people’s personalities are being hijacked by social media. We have a generation of people who are living in the matrix. It is extremely disturbing. I believe there should be some sort of control for this massive, ubiquitous phenomenon.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
I would recommend that everyone be consistent in everything that they do. If you are consistent, you will eventually accomplish your goals.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
One strategy that I have is to restrain myself from seeing my competition as the enemy. I always look to collaborate in different phases of the industry. It always makes you stronger.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
Some of the challenges I’ve faced in the past include incompatible partnerships and working with disorganized companies. I overcame these situations by learning to vet companies much better. I also learned what kind of person makes a suitable partner and what kind of person does not.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
One business idea I had is to market my new flooring idea. I created a composite flooring system that is composed of metal and light concrete. It is forty percent lighter in weight than the lightest equivalent on the market, and sixty percent more structurally sound. I have applied for patents on this product. I already have offers for future prospecting for this product.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
I recently purchased a device that monitors my heart rate, calories, and consumption. The device helps me to control my consumption. It also allows me to see how my body reacts in different environments.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
My phone and my calendar are the most helpful tools I use daily. They help me to stay organized with my appointments.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
I would recommend A Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I knew him personally. He was one of the few writers capable of delivering a story the same way across cultures. It is an interesting book that really puts you in the mind of the writer.
What is your favorite quote?
“Until our hearts become the mould for every heart, we will see only our differences.” — Jalaluddin Rumi
• Be consistent in all that you do.
• Surround yourself with a good support staff.
• Competition is not necessarily your enemy.
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.