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Features and Benefits

Feb 12th, 2016 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

A good customer from West Texas was having trouble with tow slings — lots of trouble. So I made a call to find out why. We unpacked a new sling and installed it on an older 440 which we backed up to a wrecked car. […]


Feb 5th, 2016 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Years back the original John Hawkins asked me to help a new start up business that had an interesting new product. Their firm name is immaterial but they had a talented group that had developed a new “gizmo” for T & R. Within the first […]

Success Revisited

Jan 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

I can write or tell a story much easier than I can perform brain surgery, or for that matter, do a thousand other things. It goes without saying that we are at our best when playing to our strengths so most of us are inclined […]

Overworked T & R Equipment

Jan 15th, 2016 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Yesterday we had to deal with broken mounting bolts, wire, even truck frames. But that was during the time of powerful mechanical wreckers that didn’t know how to stop, so the wrecker could self-destruct. In the 70s along came the hydraulic wreckers, thanks to Gerry […]


Jan 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

There was a large midwestern mail order firm that favored new products. When they found a new gizmo they bought a quantity (at fair market price) to test the market. With good sales they reordered again and again until the supplier had extended himself financially […]


Dec 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Without a doubt, the most important single thing you can do to grow your business is to hire only “good” people. That means you should avoid cheap help because they are always looking for a better job and/or other ways to earn more money. The […]

Community Property

Dec 21st, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

 Twenty five years ago a friend’s son married and went into business the same year. He called on me for some recommendations for organizing his business affairs. I spent several hours with him in order to better understand his needs and then gave him a […]


Dec 4th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Our attitude has more to do with our success than anything else. Our attitude speaks volumes about who we are, how we treat people and how we will fulfill our promises. Here’s an example: the Tow Boss has been up all night working a wreck […]

Limiting Liabilities

Nov 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

First, you need to speak to an attorney about separating business from personal and then protecting both. Also, if you have a partner, you each need to be insulated from the acts of the other because if your partner dies or becomes incapacitated, you could […]

Non-Productive Labor

Nov 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

When I first joined the Holmes Company I noticed how many “drivers” came rushing out to see the new demo I was driving. They checked out this and that — pulling levers and flipping switches — all without me saying a single word. Indeed the […]