Podcast #68

“Burgers to Bangles to Pipe”

Featuring Lori Tschohl

Intro: Welcome to Profiles In Prosperity, the leading podcast for residential service contractors, sponsored by Service Roundtable and hosted by David Heimer.

David Heimer: Hi everybody, this is David Heimer. Welcome to Profiles In Prosperity. I have got a great interview today for you. Lori Tschohl, is the owner of Eagle Pipe And Mechanical in Court, Ludlow, Washington. I haven’t known Lori all that long, but I got to tell you right away when I met her, I realized I was talking to a really smart, talented woman who has had just an amazing career and a great unique path into our industry. She has had a great career in McDonald’s. She started two jewelry stores, and then she got into our industry. So I’m really interested in hearing how she did all that. And I should also add that she’s won a number of awards and been recognized for the wonderful person that she is. She’s a big supporter of the Ronald McDonald House, which I am also a supporter of. It’s such a great organization.

David Heimer: And she was the recipient of the Women of Influence award from the New York Business Journal in 2010. So awesome stuff. I’m looking forward to it. Lori, welcome Profiles In Prosperity.

Lori Tschohl: Hi David. Thank you so much. I’m so honored that you asked for this interview.

David Heimer: So you joined our industry after working in a variety of other industries. How did you end up in our industry?

Lori Tschohl: Been that family story. And the more I work with all the different contractors and Service Nation Alliance members, I see where family is such a core to this industry and that’s kind of how I started. I have a brother that has been in this business for 40 years. And I had actually retired in 2011 and what should I do with my life? And at the time I had said to him, you know what, I would love to create a company for you because he was winding down his current company.