I talked to my family and they all thought I should open my paint store. I didn´t want to do that, I wanted to own my own motorcycle shop. I figured I would fill out the paperwork but, didn´t think I´d be approved. I just knew that something was gonna kill my dream. I hit roadblock after roadblock but I just plowed through them. So in 1996, I opened what was then called "Easyriders Dallas". So, I left behind the only real job that I had ever known. Glidden was very good to me, but I was very good to them. One of my proudest achievements still, is the fact that I have never missed a day of work. I worked for Glidden for 20 years and I NEVER MISSED A DAY OF WORK. That´s right all you young people. In 20 years of service to Glidden, I never called in sick and in 13 years of owning this business I´m proud to say that record still stands.