Meet a MAC Member: MAC Diversified Enterprises

MAC Diversified EnterpriseThose that have been familiar with the Madrid area for some time may wonder what has happened to the little grey house that once stood on Kennedy street. The answer: a business was born. About a year ago, Chad and Mary Carpenter began MAC Diversified Enterprises, which is a family owned welding and fabrication business. MAC Diversified Enterprises offers metal repairs and fabrication. A mobile service is also available, making things more convenient for the customer.

In addition to the new business, the Carpenters run Blades Lawn Care, which has been in business for 12 years.  Blades offers services in lawn care as well as in snow removal. The marriage of the two businesses enables employment year-round, not just when the grass is growing.

MAC Diversified Enterprises and Blades Lawn Care do more than offer their services to people in need of lawn care or welding services, though. Mary Carpenter explains that having a small local business means providing opportunities to locals, such as high schoolers looking for a part-time and summer job.

The best part about being a small business, Mary says, is “the personal relationship and the way that the business people in Madrid help each other out.” She went on to say that being a small business owner is “exhausting, but very rewarding,” and notes that those who work for their business, especially kids experiencing their first job, gain a good work ethic. While these businesses offer very tangible services, the benefits they provide go beyond that. They create opportunities for the local community.