The third generation is in process of learning the business. Jon already knows more than we did when this business began. And Samantha and Matthew are learning that even though not all jobs are fun, they are necessary for success. They may push a broom but they are truly learning from the ground up what it means to be a family.
Many other stories could be told—that bring laughter or tears—but I am thankful that my guys have honored my request at the beginning for two things.
- That no scrap would be put in my front yard.
- That no matter what, even if we had to sell the business, that the business would not come between family members.