Getting to know our other Owner!
GETTING TO KNOW OUR OWNERS
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?...
Upstate New York. I was born and raised in Saugerties.
WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND IN BUSINESS?
I owned a drywall company and then a SERVPRO in New York for seven years before buying into SERVPRO of Auburn/Rocklin.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU OWNED THIS SERVPRO?
Two and a half years. I moved to California April of 2013. I answered the call to "Go West, Young Man."
WHAT IS YOUR JOB TITLE?
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF YOUR JOB?
I oversee the Production and Reconstruction departments. (And anything else that Ruth assigns me.) I also do my best to annoy everyone in the office.
WHY DO YOU BELIEVE YOU’VE BEEN SUCCESSFUL?
SERVPRO is a proven franchise system with excellent brand recognition. We have hundreds of national accounts through our corporate office. SERVPRO corporate does all that they can to help us succeed. Not to mention, I have an excellent business partner in Ruth Griffith!
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST CHALLENGE?
Employees; ie, recruiting, training, and retaining good ones. We are in a great place with our crew right now, but it’s constant work.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING?
Golf, Steelers' football, and I love to travel and have fun. I’m a fun-loving person.
I have three children; Damon, Olivia, and Jason.
Lake Tahoe, New York, and San Francisco. Those are great places to spend time and have fun. There are great Steelers’ bars in San Francisco!