In 2009, Sam Rezazadeh immigrated to the U.S. to pursue the American Dream. He slept in his car while attending college and worked two jobs—cleaning apartments and as a loader at UPS, the only positions he could attain at the time.
Now, Sam’s résumé includes playing professional soccer, becoming an electro-mechanical engineer, and serving as an advisory council member of the Department of Engineering Technology for the College of Professional Studies and Applied Sciences at Miami University. He is also the CEO and founder of Sirus Construction and Management, a thriving general contracting and licensed property improvement and management firm with locations in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Kentucky. The company specializes in commercial and residential service, including new construction, renovation, repair, maintenance, painting, flooring, and cleaning. With a mission that’s centered on the development and betterment of the community, it’s clear that Sam’s company credo is a nod to his historic past.
While Sirus’ success is clear from its hundreds of five-star Google reviews, Sam also credits his achievement to a surprise encounter with a generous stranger. “When I was sleeping in my car, someone who I met only once gave me $2,000 to get an apartment,” he recalls. “That’s why I give back to the community and donate money and time to charitable organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Miami University’s Engineering Technology Department. Had that person not helped me, I would not be where I am today.”
Sam holds a B.S. electromechanical engineering from Miami University and an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Toledo.
Owner — Sirus Construction and Management, Inc.