Podcast #16

“Company Aquisition”

Featuring Kelly Schols

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

David Heimer: Hi 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, and 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 talk with Kelly about how I got into the business, his current business and some of the unique training he does with his team. In the second episode, we talked about the value of self-development CPIs, charity programs, the impact of those. And we hear about Kelly’s commandments and 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 second of the two podcasts.

Kelly Schols: Another thing that really differentiates us David from anybody else in our area is the charity work that we do. We started a charity club a couple of years ago and we give back a percentage of everything we make to local charities. And what we do is each month we figure out how much we make and we put the money aside. Half of that money goes to our employee of the month to donate to a charity of their choice. The other half stays in an account, so when people are calling me, asking me for this or that, we’re writing checks weekly for different local charities. Last year, just in green cash we donated over $32,000 into local charities, not including we did two or three bathrooms for churches. There’s what’s called a friendship house where people can go to get dinner and food and a meal and a bed at night. We’d done a kitchen remodel for them. The boys and girls club, we’ve done remodels for it. Just a lot of different organizations in town, we’ll go and do the work for free for them, as well as giving back the money to the local charities.