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30 Years in Business!


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Today marks 30 years in business for me. I was 25 years old on October 1, 1980....feels like a long time ago. I know everyone reading this post can relate when I say that I have had many great times, many sad times, almost went broke a few times and have second guessed myself on many occasions.

 

But, thinking back, I would do it all over again. A few things, I would change, I must admit. I am also thrilled with AutoShopOwner and proud to be a co-founder. From the start I knew that this site would take off and that shop owners around the world have real-life stories and opinions that are invaluable. Helping each other the way we do shows the moral character of the typical shop owner. I am proud to be part of this group!

 

I am planning a big event at my shop tomorrow. You are all invited, by the way.

 

Just want to say thanks to all ASO members and to the auto industry which has given me this great opportunity.

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You are so welcome Joe.... congrats on 30 years.

ASO is a great way for all shop owners all over the country to meet and greet.

 

Onward --- Forward---- into the future we shall go.... ! ! !

 

 

Today marks 30 years in business for me. I was 25 years old on October 1, 1980....feels like a long time ago. I know everyone reading this post can relate when I say that I have had many great times, many sad times, almost went broke a few times and have second guessed myself on many occasions.

 

But, thinking back, I would do it all over again. A few things, I would change, I must admit. I am also thrilled with AutoShopOwner and proud to be a co-founder. From the start I knew that this site would take off and that shop owners around the world have real-life stories and opinions that are invaluable. Helping each other the way we do shows the moral character of the typical shop owner. I am proud to be part of this group!

 

I am planning a big event at my shop tomorrow. You are all invited, by the way.

 

Just want to say thanks to all ASO members and to the auto industry which has given me this great opportunity.

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Hey Joe, if "Sum Guy" shows up... it ain't me... but I'll be thinking of ya....

Keep it up Buddy... I'll toss back a cold one for ya... Here's to Joe! !

thanx for all that you do... and I do mean it... THANX your friend Gonzo

Thanks to everyone for those kind words and thoughts. I am truly blessed to be in your company. Although I know you guys can't be there tomorrow to celebrate with me, but I will have you in my thoughts.

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Congratulations Joe, you had a great turnout yesterday, I had nowhere to park my car..lol... :lol: Good to see so many people in the community come by.

 

Joe and his team did a nice job. There was the local radio station, an outside grille going, some vendor tables with product and service info setup in his new building (in the bays), popcorn machine (my 3 year old had 2 bags... :huh: ), and most of all...fantastic weather! Nice job Joe!

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