Podcast #14

“Company Aquisition”

Featuring Kelly Schols

Intro: Welcome to Profiles In Prosperity with your host David Heimer.

David Heimer: This is David Heimer. Kelly Schols is the president of a really great company, CPI plumbing in Mount Vernon, Washington. I have tremendous admiration for Kelly, not just because he built a great company. But because he is faced with tremendous adversity in his life, both personally and professionally, he’s always found a way to overcome the adversity. That’s kind of an understatement because he didn’t just overcome the adversity. He overcame it and then he thrived. And he brought a lot of other people along with him to share in the success. Because he’s such an interesting guy and his information is so good and so compelling, our discussion ended up longer than we like for one podcast. So we split it into two podcasts. In the first, I talked with Kelly about how he got into the business’s current business and some of the unique training he does with his team.

In the second episode, we talk about the value of self-development CPIs, charity programs, the impact of those and we hear about Kelly’s commandments. Those are Kelly’s rules for his life and business. It’s great information. I’m tremendously grateful to Kelly for taking the time to do this. Here is the first of the podcasts, welcome Kelly Schols. It is great to have you with us. Thanks for agreeing to be on this podcast. There is a ton of stuff that we could talk about, in your business, but where I’d like to start off is at the very beginning. Tell me about when and why you got into the plumbing business.

Kelly Schols: Thanks for having me, David. I got into the plumbing business when I was 16 years old. I was dating a girl and her dad owned a plumbing business and he asked me to come to work for him and I was working on a farm and didn’t like that very much so plumbing was it, so that started when I was 16.