In this podcast, Todd Liles and Toby Brodie talk with Dave Marquez about his 50 years in the Plumbing, HVAC, and Electrical fields. Dave has owned his own company for 39 of those 50 years.
Dave says one of his keys to success is a life-long devotion to training. From his beginnings as an apprentice, to his present-day communications training with Service Excellence Training.
8 Years ago, Dave lost his vision due to a stroke, but that has not slowed him down. He has been able to persevere through the challenges of learning to walk, talk, and function without his vision. He does not consider his loss of sight a disability.
He has a passion for passing on his knowledge and experience to his team through continual training.
In the last 12 months, Dave has sent 4 team members to SET training. The first two have doubled their numbers since returning from the 3-day program in Texas.
Dave does not plan to retire; his passion is to continue to work on his business. One day he hopes to pass on his company to his family or his employees.
Dave’s advice to contractors is to continue to learn. Expanding knowledge through the many resources available will allow businesses to grow and take care of their employees.