FIRST JOB: Working in a Laundromat. It had "bachelor service" so I did other peoples' laundry for $1.25 an hour on evenings and weekends.
HOW CHOSE FIELD: My family was always in freight movement. I started in air freight and accidently ended up in trucking/warehousing.
PROUD OF: Our team. They truly want to help our customers.
DEFINING CAREER MOMENT: Taking the leap to build my own building. The rentals always had shortfalls, especially lack of truck and trailer parking.
KEYS TO SUCCESS: Being willing to suffer and sacrifice. Period.
MOTIVATOR: Being told very often by customers that we are the best at our business that they have ever experienced.
I WISH I HAD KNOWN YEARS AGO: Everything about running a trucking company; I learned it all the hard way.
LIFE LESSON: Don't be so afraid of failure; most business owners are in the same boat.
LEADERSHIP TIP: Let employees know you are paying attention and that you care about what they do.
ADVICE TO PASS ON: Stay in school.
BEST ADVICE RECEIVED: "Go in through the front door."
FOR A LAUGH: I sit with the team and get them laughing!<