Anthony and I met up at the Florida show last week and had a chance to talk about his latest adventures in life. His Facebook followers get use to seeing him in one exotic local after another, usually with one of his young children in tow. Anthony's passion for life is to travel the seven seas with his children all the while running, from what I can tell is one of South Dakota's finest and busiest cleaning and restoration companies. I didn't have enough time to sit down with Anthony so I suggested that we get to know one another better in this format.. So lets go.. Anthony you appear to be pretty young for a Jet Setter, can you please tell us your age and a bit about your upbringing? Education, family history, siblings etc.. Did you buy Louie's Carpet Cleaning And Restoration having any experience in the trade or did you learn as you went? You mentioned that you have nine employees, does that include office staff? You also mentioned that they earn 3 times what other cleaners/restorer techs do in your area. Can you please describe your crew and how you're able to pay so well? How often are you "on the truck"? or even in the office for that matter? And how long did it take you to get your business to that point? South Dakota sees some pretty rough winters, are you able to keep your entire staff busy all winter? Your site indicates that your company provides pretty much every known additional service known in the carpet cleaning industry. Which are working out and which have proven to be a costly distraction? Do you have one employee that leads each division/service or are all of your techs trained to be proficient in all services? Does your staff cringe when you go to trade shows, fully expecting you to come back with a new service idea or gadget for them to learn? In your opinion how can trade shows improve themselves... IE: time, location, offerings? What part of your business is your bread and butter? Whom and what do you give credit to in regards to your success? Five people in a hot tub on a desert island....name them... Thanks Anthony, please don't be a stranger here on TWGCCF!