Before he finished his studies at Eminence High School, Hudson got a job at the gas station/country store pumping gas and manning the hardware department. He had dreams of one day owning his own business. He says he knew college wasn’t for him. In fact, he was eager to get out of school and get to life
Success for Hudson Plumbing comes from core beliefs
Dean and Tish Hudson were high school sweethearts and over the last 31 years, they have built a family, a business, and a life in Morgan County. They have three children, Keaton, Lyndsey, and Maycee. Lyndsey is married to Elliott Scott and they have three children. While Keaton, Lyndsey, and Elliott are involved in the family business, Maycee has her own business, Critter Clippers, just down the street.
Six months ago, David Maurer stepped into the role of Executive Director at Churches in Mission and it has been a nonstop flurry of activity for him ever since.
The planning that goes into serving 700 to 750 Morgan County families over the Christmas season had long been finished and by his start date, November 5, 2019, plans were being carried out: food collections, toy drives, events with the municipal and sports organizations and the distribution of collected food and clothing. “This is a massive annual undertaking,” Maurer said. “I stepped in with both legs running next to Susan Haynes and didn’t break my stride at all. I was blown away by the community involvement.”
Bob Jensen wanted to teach, and Dave Jensen thought he’d be an engineer. It sort of worked out that way. Not officially, but Bob does teach, and Dave uses those engineering skills in their roles at Jensen’s Pools and More.
The brothers have worked together for more years than they haven’t. Even as boys, and young men, the pair were either working side jobs together, running a business part-time out of Bob’s garage, or were both employed at Watson’s Pools. They like working together. They know and trust each other and have learned to lean on one another to take advantage of each other’s strengths.
Even though it is a gray, foggy, cool day in March, Ron Overton is looking out the window at The Links of Heartland Crossing surveying the 200-acre golf course and smiling. He’s in the lounge, appropriately called the Sand Trap, relaxed and ready to talk about his newest venture, the one that is making him smile.
The longtime resident of Mooresville worked hard for forty years alongside his brothers at Overton Industries to build an international operation. He is now semi-retired and felt the need for a new opportunity, a new challenge. That challenge came in December 2018 when he and partner, Shawn Stewart, made the decision to purchase The Links at Heartland Crossing. Stewart currently owns and operates a successful construction business. Although neither had ever owned a golf course before, both were owners of successful businesses and they had done their homework.
Frazee Family Dentistry is stepping into a new level for their business as they move into a new office and building of their design. That kind of leap is not new for dentist, Dennis Frazee. In fact, it is a well thought out and strategic step for Frazee. The self-professed life-long learner put the knowledge he acquires into a vision of a different sort of dentistry practice operated as a solid and thriving business. Each day builds on the last and prepares him for the next.
Frazee Family Dentistry is stepping into a new level for their business as they move into a new office and building of their design. That kind of leap is not new for dentist, Dennis Frazee. In fact, it is a well thought out and strategic step for Frazee. The self-professed life-long learner put the knowledge he acquires into a vision of a different sort of dentistry
practice operated as a solid and thriving business. Each day builds on the last and prepares him for the next.
In John Lennon’s song, Beautiful Boy, there is a line that says, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Morgantown native Jon Speer was making plans when he went to Rose Hulman Institute of Technology. He graduated in 1998 with a degree in chemical engineering. But life threw a curveball. He found no job for the career path he intended in chemical engineering. Several of his friends had offers from Cook Industries in Bloomington and they encouraged him to apply there. He applied and was hired as a product development engineer. “It was not my intended field,” Speer said, “but it was fascinating. I would literally get a drawing sketched on a cocktail napkin and be asked if I could design it.” In the beginning, the job was just that, a job.
THE SPARK OF PASSION GETS LIT