Brandon Pomish

by Vivian Henoch

While the commercial construction industry in Michigan has been hit hard, PCI One Source is weathering the storm.  Business Development Director, Brandon Pomish explains that the success of his family business  is all about adaptation to change, community spirit…and connections. Active on all fronts of Greater Detroit’s rejuvenation, Brandon’s connections to Jewish Detroit include the Federation YAD (Young Adult Division)  Board, the YAD Entrée Program & Events Committee, Federation Capital Needs Committee, Federation Security Committee, the Board of Trustees at Temple Israel and Partners In Torah at The Yeshiva.

On what inspired him to get started

“My wife Emily and I had a conversation about two lifestyle options when we got married.  We could come home every night, cook dinner, talk about our day, watch Jeopardy, and read about what’s going on in the community. Or, we could become actively involved and start rebuilding young Jewish Detroit to again become the prosperous community that it once was.  We chose to put our energies into Detroit.”

On how he’s making his mark on Jewish Detroit

“I live to work and enjoy the intensity of response necessary to adapt to change in adverse situations. I am proud to say that I work for my family’s business, a company deeply committed to the community. We believe in the future of Detroit.”

On his volunteer work

“I believe there are countless ways people can and do make a difference.  I’m often asked how I find the time to do what I do, and my answer is that I make the time because I’m passionate about building our community. If you’re passionate about something, time is only a function of how involved you want to be.”

On thinking outside the cube

“Our business is about building places where people can be productive and creative. I believe thinking outside the cube also sparks the kind of discussions that lead to inventive solutions for rebuilding Detroit.”

On choosing to move to Detroit or stay here

“We are a close-knit community.  One of our best kept secrets is that we have the strength and heart to embrace and support any path that you take, at any level of activity, be it social, professional, volunteer or philanthropic. The auto industry is on its way back and new and exciting industry and innovation opportunities are starting to emerge every day. Detroit is working again, the destination of the future.”

On hopes or plans for Detroit’s future

“My hope for Detroit’s future is to regain its standing as a vibrant center for business, culture and social life.”

Reading now:

11/22/63  by Stephen King,  The Path of the Just (Mesillat Yesharim) by Moshe Cayim Luzzatto.

Favorite building in the Detroit skyline

“The Guardian Building. I think it’s one of the most beautiful buildings built in the last century. Just walk into the lobby, look up and be inspired. The architecture is just mind-blowing.”

Favorite restaurant

“El Barzon on Junction Street between Corktown and Mexicantown.  It’s a Detroit hidden gem serving both Mexican and Italian food.  Whichever way you flip the menu, you’re in for a good meal.”