Featured Business of May
The LenovoPRO Community is pleased to spotlight our first Featured Business of the Month, Lon Walters from E. L. Walters A/C & Heating Inc. Lon is an active and engaged member in the community, constantly offering valuable insight and responses to other members in the community. He has successfully grown his business over the course of 38 years with many challenges and successes along the way. Keep reading to learn more about Lon and how he created his successful business:
A little about E. L. Walters A/C & Heating Inc.
"I started the business with an interest-free $1,300 loan on the life insurance policy, working out of my home in 1983. Within 3 years we had outgrown that location, purchased the property, and built a new shop at 12420 N. Green River Road. Over the years, we have added additional property and buildings at the Green River Road We now have around 24,000 sq. ft. under roof. Located in Vanderburgh County at 12420 N. Green River Rd. Presently, employment varies at 32 to 34 people with sales over $5,500,000 and growing.
My duties are general manager, purchase equipment, computer software, and hardware maintenance, commercial sales and estimating, web page creation and maintenance, public relations, all layouts and artwork for advertising, marketing, human relations, and safety director."
Q & A
How long have you been a part of LenovoPRO and what is your favorite Lenovo product?
"A little over a year I think, my favorite product is ThinkBook laptop."
How long have you been in business?
What was one of your greatest successes in your business?
"Being able to grow the business to what it is today without any debt, and treating our employees like family."
What was one of your greatest challenges in your business?
"I would have to say working to keep my employees safe during the Covid epidemic. Also, finding PPE to provide to my employees."
What was one piece of advice that you got along your business journey that helped you?
"Offer something no one else is. Watch the pennies and the dollars will watch themselves."
What is one piece of advice you would give other small business just getting started?
"Offer something no one else is in your industry and give the best service."
Connect with Lon
Thank you for being such a valued part of the community Lon and congratulations on being May's Featured Business!
"Watch the pennies and the dollars will watch themselves."
- Lon Walters