We had the good fortune of connecting with Ramzi Arikat and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ramzi, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Starting our own business was always a goal of ours from the time that we got married. We knew we wanted to incorporate some thing with our combined backgrounds of finance and design. When we moved to Arizona almost 3 1/2 years ago the idea of starting Zedan Concepts as a landscape design company sort of fell into our laps. We each had our day jobs but we’re craving away two to fufill the goal of being small business owners. Ramzi started playing around with designing our own backyard on the computer and the idea grew from there. We discussed it with family and friends and found that there was such a big market for landscape design in our area and with our family’s contacts through real estate we already had a Rolodex of clients ready for us!

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
We are most proud and excited about the fact that we started something successful from just a simple idea. It hasn’t been easy but anything that’s worth it doesn’t come without a lot of hard work and dedication. We overcame challenges by always communicating with each other and having a wonderful support team of family and friends around us to guide, support, and nurture us and our growing business. We learned that mistakes happen and they’re a part of the growing process and without setbacks there aren’t any comebacks. Hard work and dedication always win and just as it takes a village to raise a child, that same village can help make a dream into a reality professionally as well!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Our favorite spot to take visitors is the Kierland area, we love the restaurants, outdoor areas and shopping. We’d also have to take them on a day trip to see the beautiful red rocks of Sedona.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Our families deserve so much credit for supporting us and always encouraging us. Without them we wouldn’t have been able to be where we are today.

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