When did you decide you wanted to be an entrepreneur?
I have dreamed of owning my own business since I was a young boy.
Why did you start this business?
I wanted to start this business because I love this industry and was looking for an opportunity where my family could be involved in daily operations.
Were there any challenges that made you think twice about striking out on your own?
Honestly, I was scared to death, but I knew this was my opportunity to follow my dreams so I went for it.
If you could do it again, what would you do differently?
No, I wouldn’t because with all of the challenges I have endured over the past year, I feel that I made a great decision to go out on my own.
What’s the best business advice you have ever received?
Treat people with honesty and respect and they will always be loyal to you.
What personality trait helps you the most?
I am a great multitasker and feel that I have great leadership qualities to lead my team.
What’s the hardest part of the job?
Building a new business from the ground up.
Customer service. We love our customers.
What surprised you the most about running the business?
There are hidden costs that I was not expecting.
Describe your most unusual customer, job or work experience.
There are no unusual customers, but we have a great diversity of customers which makes it fun.
How would you like the business to grow and change?
We want the business to focus on great customer service and continue to build customer loyalty.
In one sentence, tell us why customers should go there.
We are family-owned and operated, so we treat each and every customer with loyalty and respect with a fair value.
What do you love about the community where your business is located?
We are in the heart of Toms River, and we love that during the summer months, we have many visitors from outside the county.
When you leave work, do you leave the office behind, or are you always in contact?
I wish! I go home every night and discuss with my son and wife the day’s business, marketing techniques, and then finally sleep.
What do you do in your off time?
I enjoy working outside and anything with my family.
When you leave the business behind someday, what will you do?
I am actually not thinking about that right now, but when the time comes, I am hoping that I can pass the torch to another family to continue our legacy.