What They’re Thinking: Jon Robbins, HiFi House Group, Broomall, Pa.
These oil companies are experiencing record profits, while the average consumer is just getting their teeth kicked in. The economic stimulus package for the middle-income families? It’s like peeing in the ocean. It’s a joke when you realize people spend $50, $70 a week to fill their gas tank.
There has not been a slow down in institutional spending, and our professional industrial division has flourished over the last 12 months. It’s really eased the pain on the consumer side to some extent.
Twenty-one years ago, when I first had a family, my family and the business were my top two priorities. Twenty-one or 22 years later, it’s not even close anymore. My family is by far my highest priority in my life.