- Oct 7, 2006
- North East Ohio
- Larry Capitoni
that is correct. Started in 1981 by myself. Then added a truck (actually my sister in law was the lead tech) but dont remember the year. Gradually added a third truck (two with a lead and helper and third truck with just a lead) had a 1200 sq ft shop. I had everything down, Hiring, Planning, Training, etc. So we came to a point where we could either grow vertically (add more services in the same service area) OR horizontally (same services in a larger service area)help me with that one, Paul
you had 3 trucks running , then scaled to back to just you??
I thought you hung Sheetrock.Till you get hurt bad (God forbid) and can’t work for months
7-7-92 was a wake-up call for me
Violent crash, unable to walk for a month , let alone work, six month rehab, sole income provider
If not for inlaw’s $ubsidies, I’d of sunk
Never been without a wingman (at minimum part time) since
Never wanted to be a multi-trucker.
Just wanted to make more and work less
"Oh I have three trucks and 3 technicians working"
Translated, you work on one van with a helper (your wife) one is a backup in the garage and the other one is a POS with the local drunk doing pizza huts late at night.
I hear the same BS at every dist BBQ.
Way too many tales for phone typing. Now have 4 tm in isuzu trucks. 3 techs one office pt bookkeeper. Me in my truck checking jobs reviewing bids. 80% wdr fire, mold, biohazard. Rest is cleaning. I'm 64 and have worked pt for 14 years. It has been a great way to go for me personally. Had one employee for 17 and one for 11 years. Way too many losers to count. The funny one I remember is one guy who was due to be let go. So, I sent him on a task that would take him by his house. This guy was addicted to TV cartoons. I gave him 15 minutes and drove by his house and there he was. Sitting in his house with the truck out front. Watching cartoons. I waited at the office for him to return and fired him. 3 years later I called a cab for a ride home (drinking). Driver says remember me. I said nope. He says I used to work for you. I said if you are driving a cab for minimum wage I'm guessing it didn't end well.he did not laugh.Epxand please, I know got loads of tales