Podcast #52

“Company Aquisition”

Featuring Thanksgiving

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, this is David Heimer, welcome to Profiles In Prosperity. I hope you’ll forgive me. Today, I want to depart from what we normally do on this show and do something a little bit different. A few weeks ago, I was asked by Joe Groh, to write an article for the Joseph Groh Foundation Newsletter, about why we support the Joseph Groh Foundation. And I wanted to share it with you here, so if you’ll indulge me, I would sure appreciate it.

The cost of living with a life-altering injury like quadriplegia, or paraplegia is staggering. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in the first year alone. Millions over a lifetime, sadly, all the costs aren’t covered by health or disability insurance. The injury and their families tap out their savings, so if they have any, and then what? Well, it turns out that medical costs are the number one reason for declaring personal bankruptcy in the US. It’s about 62% of all personal bankruptcies. It could happen to any of us at any time. If that happened to you, what would you do? Who would help you? Donald Edwards was a hardworking tradesman, he focused on his education, knowledge, and skills. Over the course of his career, he had licenses in electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. Eventually, he went to work for the Greater Indianapolis YMCA. Where he was in charge of all the mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems, for all 11 YMCA locations, a really big job.