Tell me a little about how the idea for founding the company came about.
I had always been curious about being an entrepreneur - even as a kid. I noticed that business owners were ordinary people who wanted to serve a certain market. When the opportunity arose, Clint and I went for it!
What was the biggest challenge in those early years?The biggest challenge was not an ongoing one - but sometimes doubt crept up. "Should I really be doing this?"
What did you do to overcome that?
Confidence came as we continued to develop relationships with our customers. We stayed dedicated to providing great customer service. Really, this is something that has been around for a long time. We kept our promises.
What aspects of your role do you enjoy the most?
Interpersonal relationships. I love to get to know our employees. I love the fellowship of growing relationships.
What's the coolest thing you are working on right now?
Our growth is making us look at a lot of new tools. The possibilities are exciting!
Now for a few fun questions about your personal life. Where did you grow up?
Tell me a little about your family.
I have been married to my wife Shelly for sixteen years, and we have three sons. Our oldest, Brandon, is thirteen and our twins, Nate and Josh, are twelve. Oh, and we have a yellow lab named Reagan.
You take some great trips with your family. What was the most memorable vacation you ever experienced?Our trip this spring to Yellowstone. It rained. It was cold. But we still loved it!
What’s your favorite music genre?Yacht Rock (That’s easy-listening music from the 70’s and 80’s).
What are a couple of things still on your bucket list?
- Climb Mt Kilaminjaro with my sons
- Take my wife to Newport RI (I can cross that one off this year - it happened!)
If you could leave one thought with our customers, what would that be?After every interaction with our company, I want the customer to think, “that was easy”!
Everybody needs one easy thing in her day!
— Interviewed by Joan Van Veen, VP of Marketing at PMF