Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Well things didn't work out with Phillip, and that's ok. None of us know what the future holds, so it is best in my opinion to find out, and we found out it wasn't a match between us.

Now we have hired Cliff! And all I can say is we are EXTREMELY happy with him. Not only does he have a great personality he is a nice guy, and he works well with others. And that is important to us. Cliff comes to us from a long career in mortgages, and he was looking for a change and a place where he can make an impact... well he decided we were it!

Cliff will be working on Saturday's and helping out during the week. Don't worry you will still see me around the shop on Saturday's but I will be doing things like cleaning, remodeling and fixing stuff. Everyone at the shop calls it my project work, and they say I am much happier doing it.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

A new person in our midst

We have recently hired a new person, his name is Philip, and we have high hopes for him (as we have high hopes for anyone that works for us). On the positive side we didn't advertise for this job and we had 4 GREAT candidates. On the negative side we had 4 GREAT candidates, and it was VERY hard to choose. I know that hiring and firing are 2 of the hardest things you do when you own a business, so it isn't like I don't expect the anxiety that comes with it. We are blessed up here to have a chance to change the auto repair world as we know it, and we are doing that one customer at a time, but that also means that every person we hire totally understands that. Most people are usually burnt out with their crappy careers and crappy bosses... trust me I have had plenty... And one of Patrick's and my main focus is to treat everyone we hire as more of a partner then an employee. That is why we offer ownership, so the people that work with us can help steer our destiny.

Friday, February 3, 2012

My Little Buddy

Earlier this week my little buddy passed away. His name was Louie and he was my dog for 12 years. My wife and I got him right after purchasing our first house. I told her that every home needs a good protector, and although he was only 5 pounds he barked like he was at least 10 :)

It has been a tough week for the wife and I. Luckily for us our 2 little girls are 2 little to know he is gone. The older 2 1/2 year old, Kylie, did ask where he was and I tried to explain that he went to go live with Jesus now, and we won't see him anymore. But I don't think she really got what I was saying, probably better that way.

It is funny that you really don't know how much the family pet is part of the family until you loose them. I guess it is that whole "don't know what you got till its gone."

Louie you will be missed!