#82: Bill Ellis & Family – Bill Ellis Tire Station
On this episode, we had the pleasure of sitting down with the Ellis family of Bill Ellis Tire Station. On the mic are Bill, Zane, Cameron, Laurie, and Gessica. We discuss building the tire business, Bill’s career as a Pastor, childhood experiences, and crazy stories from the station; enjoy!
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(2:42) – Introducing the Ellis family
(3:42) – Why did you build your business around tires?
(7:51) – Life as a Pastor
(11:41) – Why do you choose to operate the tire business 24/7?
(14:15) – Zane and Cameron’s childhood experiences
(17:06) – Laurie’s background
(20:03) – What’s a typical work day like at the tire station?
(22:27) – What’s the most important aspect of your business?
(24:17) – How do you think about the customer?
(26:26) – Talkin’ to the kids
(27:40) – The experience of marrying into the Ellis family
(29:41) – Do you plan on opening new locations?
(32:06) – How do you fix these massive tractor tires?
(36:06) – What are some great stories from working at the stand?
(48:56) – Church and Christianity
(52:14) – Neil’s memories of Bill and reflecting on hard work
(56:25) – Final thoughts