Entrepreneurship has always been Nelson’s passion. At only nineteen years of age, while pursuing his undergraduate degree at Nassau Community college, he decided to purchase a local convenience store within his neighborhood. Two years later, he increased the value of that business and sold it for more than three times Its original price. This enabled him to make his second business purchase and then eventually a third.
Additionally, this also motivated him to invest in real estate and pursue a degree in Finance at Baruch College. Ultimately, he was accepted to The Zicklin School of Business. Between the years of 2003-2009 he held managerial positions within several financial institutions. Thereafter, his business owner mentality encouraged him to transition into small business banking where he was able to share his own experiences and perspectives with his clients. Building and maintaining successful relationships led him to a career in relationship management with other banking institutions. But after 17 years in banking , the need to fulfill his true passion for entrepreneurship motivated him to join JS General Contracting.
Currently, Nelson Tavares is the Director of Operations for JS General Contracting. He manages and directs all operational tasks including prospecting, sales, estimating, administrative functions, and project management.