We had the good fortune of connecting with Justin and Lycia Scott and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Justin and Lycia, how do you think about risk?
We found raising two kids and being very involved in their lives, from academics to sports and family time corporate jobs were not going to work for us. We decided to step away from jobs that were Monday through Friday, 9-5pm and start our own businesses. We cashed in our 401k that we’d been building since our teen years and invest in ourselves, and family.
What should our readers know about your business?
We are lucky enough to have our businesses all in one location, and able to bounce between all three as needed throughout each day. We are probably one of very few automotive repair shops that is woman owned, and Lycia plays an active role in the day to day repairs. Justin came with a huge following of customers and friends he had acquired over the years as their mechanic. Justin is honest, and never sells something for an up charge. He knows money can be tight and prioritizes repairs instead of pressing sells. We understand that being without a vehicle or having huge repair bills is financially taxing and try to be considerate and put our selves in our customers shoes.. We are most proud of doing this all on our own. We started our businesses with our 401k money, which had to stretch to cover business and life. We’ve been given absolutely nothing, and worked for every bit we have. Looking at where we started and how much we’ve grown really makes us smile, and feel good at what we’ve earned. We like to provide superior customer service and satisfaction, and treat everyone as we’d want to be treated. We are old fashioned in a way, and like the “hand shake” as our business deal, not the multiple page contract.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We’ve been given just this opportunity. Our friends from Tahiti came to America, and Colorado for a month. We planned a trip that would leave them filled with fun memories. Having recently moved to Georgetown full time and being huge fans of the Colorado mountains that was our first suggestion to them. On their drive to Denver we told them to stop in Grand Jct and look at the Mesa. It’s one of our favorite drives. We had them enjoy the Glenwood Canyon drive along I-70. Now we would suggest finding a hike to a mine near Silver Plume or Georgetown. One of our favorite places to eat is Cabin Creek Brewery in Georgetown. The lake is so beautiful to gaze at, the big horn sheep are always a fun sight and the food is delicious. We then took our friends towards Colorado Springs for more amazing views, and God of the Gods. Colorado has so many incredible outdoor activities you can stay busy all year long.
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There isn’t one specific person who all the credit can be given. We did t have any help, Lycia was the cheerleader and helped push Justin away from the Corporate scene. Did we have a lot of other cheerleaders on our side and sharing our name? 1000%. Biggest kudos to our children who many nights have to get dinner started, help with laundry and house chores to make this all Work for our family.
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