I was raised in Big Buck and graduated from Trezevant High School, but I have put my adult roots down in Milan and Gibson County. I started work in a factory at age sixteen and I worked in our family garden in the Summers. I was use to hard work and getting a job after high school is what was expected of me.
My career started with Conley Plumbing and Electric in late 1980’s. Ten years of working for various others gave me the knowledge and the confidence I needed to start my own business. In March of 1998, I did just that, despite another local business owner telling I would never made it. He said my tank top, shorts and boots did not make me “look” like a professional. Well, that was 20 years ago.
I started my business with hard work and did whatever I needed to in order to make a living. From servicing restaurant equipment in fast-food and convenient stores to working in the local nursing homes and school systems, I prefer to work solo. I don’t have a fancy office, I work out of my house. I do not employ others or have a fleet of vehicles, so I keep my overhead costs low.
Today, with over 30 years of experience, I still do it all by myself. I do not even have a secretary. I concentrate mainly on the installation and service of the Carrier products I sell, with a great product at a fair price with exceptional service. If I can help you get another season out of your unit while you financially prepare to replace it, that is what I am going to do. Everyone does not need a new unit.
I love that my business has allowed me to help others in need. I support the local animal rescue and various community organizations. I have even been known to extend a period of payment to someone in need. I am a testament that hard work and common sense can you get you somewhere. College is not for everyone.