Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Company Owners

In 2010, the company where Nathan Weldon was employed as a service manager, was going out-of-business. One of the customers, Wilson Farms, still wanted Nathan on board as their go-to service provider. Nathan knew what he was good at and there were not a lot of companies hiring. So, together with his business savvy wife and co-worker/side-kick Jay, Nathan created Weldon Service & Repair with just one customer to start. 

One of Nathan's many talents is recognizing the best qualities in people and utilizing the things they're good at. He looked to his family's individual talents first; having one son design the logos, another helping with the tech, and eventually both his daughters came on board bringing their different talents as well. Slowly but surely Nathan hired on more and more people, while still maintaining the feel and benefits of a small, family business.

Here's a little bit more about Lynn and Nathan Weldon. We hope you've enjoyed these employee profiles and getting to know our company a little better. 
Lynn and Nathan Weldon

Lynn Weldon
Name: Lynn Weldon
Job Title: Co-Owner and CEO
Favorite part of working for WSR: The people
Benefits of working for a small company: Ability to react to change quickly.
How do you find it working with your family: I love it. Keeps me in touch with what is going on with every one's lives.
Common customer mistake you see that would make life easier if corrected: Not doing routine maintenance on their machines.
Favorite local food(WNY) and favorite activity to do on the weekends: Dinosaur BBQ and working on the house on the weekends.
Favorite caffeinated beverage: Cafe Mocha
How do you take your coffee: I drink tea and I take it black.

Nathan Weldon
 Name: Nathan Weldon
Job Title: Co-owner and COO
Favorite part of working for WSR: Fixing things; either helping someone else to fix something or fixing it myself.
Benefits of having a small company: I'm happier running my own business. Sharing the knowledge I've gained over the years and putting it to good use.
Benefits of working with family: I enjoy working with my family and seeing them every day. It helps having such talented family members. I try to utilize their abilities to the company's advantage.
Common mistake customers make that would make life easier if corrected: Making snap judgments before thinking it through.
Favorite local food(WNY) and favorite activity to do on the weekend: D&R Depot in LeRoy, NY, and wood working on the weekend.
Favorite caffeinated beverage: Coffee
How do you take your coffee: Black

A name for the raffle will be drawn tomorrow and the winner announced on our Facebook page. The winner will receive a free bag of coffee (whole bean or ground depending on preference), a WSR tape measure key chain, a WSR hat and a gift card for a local or national restaurant (depending on where the winner hails from).

Thanks for participating in our raffle. You have until tomorrow morning at 9am to "like" our Facebook page, "like" any and all employee profile posts, and comment on those posts. Each "like" for an employee post gets your name added in to the raffle, as does each comment. So loads of opportunity to increase your chances of winning!

--WSR Lindsay

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