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Ken Watterworth Westport Entrepreneur Featured in Interview With Company InFocus

Kenneth Watterworth, an entrepreneur and owner of Pro-Tect, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of his new website and a recent feature interview with Company InFocus, an online entrepreneur magazine. The article outlines how he started his business and his own definition of success.

During the first part of the interview, Kenneth Watterworth describes his passion for project management and how he got started in the fireproofing industry. He dates his passion for project management back to his days at Boston College. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Finance and started his first business, Ken Watterworth Inc. in 1977. 

In his first business, Kenneth Watterworth started a commercial painting company that quickly picked up steam. When asked what is the most important thing a young entrepreneur should be focusing on, Kenneth stated “professional networking.” Today, some estimates suggest that up to 70% of all jobs are not published on publicly available job search sites, and research has long shown that anywhere from half to upwards of 80% of jobs are filled through networking.

When asked what he attributes to being productive, Kenneth stated that getting out of the office and interacting with every employee. “Personally, I find that I’m at my most productive when I leave my office and explore the project.” Though the average employee is productive for 60% of their workday, office employees are only productive for 31% of their workday.

In 1991, Kenneth started Pro-Tect, Inc. a fireproofing company. Pro-Tect, Inc. of Connecticut has grown into the largest fireproofing company in the state of Connecticut. When asked how he measures success, Kenneth stated being able to balance work/life balance. 

About Pro-Tect, Inc. 

Pro-Tect Inc. has been in the fireproofing business for 35 years.  Pro-Tect is the largest fireproofer in the state and prides itself on being both competitive and performing quality work.  Our work is always timely, cost-effective, and is completed to the satisfaction of our customers. We are licensed fireproofing applicators for Cafco, Monokote, Albi, and various other fireproofing products,  We apply special coatings, waterproofing, sandblasting, chemical cleaning, and exterior coatings.

About Kenneth Watterworth

Kenneth Watterworth is the owner of Pro-Tect, Inc. the largest fireproofing company in the state of Connecticut. His journey as a business owner started over 40 years ago. After graduation from Boston College with a B.S. in Business Administration, he started his first company in the commercial and industrial painting industry. Kenneth was recently featured in Business Journal’s “People on the Move”.






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