Dealer Profile: Smitty's Tire & Appliance: Grateful and Undaunted
In September, Boren's was grateful for the ongoing commitment, hard work and talent of his 16 employees-the last hired in 1999, as well as four of his 16 family (Boren's wife, daughter, son and son-in-law) family memebers. "I thank the Lord every day for them."
Boren's outlook for the company is positive.
Smitty's fiscal year ends Oct. 31, and before the flood, "we had a terrific year going," he said. The July flood "set us back a little bit, but we're still going to be OK."
In flight to MEGA Group's national convention in Louisville, Boren sat next to a veteran of the Afghanistan war. The vet had visible scarring on face, plus injuries to his back, neck and knees. "He wasn't whining," Boren said. In fact, the vet was headed to Minneapolis to look for a job.