We had the good fortune of connecting with Tom Nygaard and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tom, Let’s talk about principles and values – what matters to you most?
The value of good service is hard to come by the days. We believe that hard work and discipline can provide excellent service to our customers. Being raised in good hard working families that were always willing to help a neighbor, friend and family, or a stranger. That is what our business Tommy Boy Mini Donuts is about. Our customers are #1. We love to put a smile on their face and happiness in their day. When they come back because they were happy with our product and service it in return puts a smile on our face to see them and their families again.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I started in the construction field as an equipment operator, then becoming a supervisor of projects. Having these opportunities in life has helped me grow in making the right decisions. When you have to make decisions that will affect the financial outcome of your company can be very nerve-racking. With help from family and co-workers was an asset to my success. With a broad range of knowledge and the help of my wife Kristen and her owning her own business I knew we could be successful at owning and operating our mini donut food truck. The challenges of starting a food truck business have been huge as new owners in this market. We have learned a lot of the ins and outs of how a food truck business operates. Along with the help of my wife as co-owner we we’re afraid to take on this challenge.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We would definitely take them for a drive in the mountains. That is what makes this state so great. Estes Park would be on the list. It’s a short drive to get in a full day of beautiful scenery in Rocky Mountain National Park, some shopping and great food. A Colorado Rockies game would be a great day to spend together. Who doesn’t love baseball game!!! We would also hang out at some local breweries and introduce them to some great Colorado beer. We would visit Longmont. They have a lot of great breweries in a demographical area. You can plan a day on the BrewHop Trolley that takes you around to all the breweries.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Sarah Morgan with Sugar Mill Antiques & Vintage Depot in Mead, CO. She invited us to come set up our food truck in her parking lot at the time when we were looking for places to go because of the pandemic and many of our scheduled events getting cancelled. With that she helped us get our business out there and customers came to discover our mini donuts. Everyone fell in love with the taste and soon the word was out. We couldn’t be more grateful for Sarah’s for first invite that helped us kick off our new business to now a very successful one!

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