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three locations making sure the needs at each are met.  PCT: How did you get into this business?  BT: I was in business with Mike Patton, our founder and name- sake, in a different industry. He introduced me to the rental industry in 2013. I bought it in 2014, and have not looked back since. PCT: What is your back-up job if you weren’t in this business?  BT: I love cars! Hot rods espe- cially, so I’d do something where I could drive cool, fast cars every day. PCT: What is your favorite thing about your job?  BT: Growing the business. I love finding new opportunities to make the company better. PCT: What have you learned in pursuing your field?  BT: I’ve always been my own boss. I’ve learned you have to be persistent with your vision, but you have to have help from good people along the way. You can’t do this all by yourself and do it well. PCT: What advice can you give others who may want to follow in your footsteps?  BT: Love people, even the unlovable ones, because you can’t do it all by yourself. When you find good people who make you and your orga- nization better, make sure you make them feel treasured. Whether that is an employee, co-worker, customer or vendor — make them feel treasured and they will make you and your organization better. PCT: What is the best piece of advice you can give to custom- ers?  BT: We’re here because of you and for you, so let us help you when you need help. We know that without you we would not be here. PCT: What is the most inter- esting thing you have seen in your field?  BT: People! What we do would make great TV. PCT: What is something that others don’t know about you or your job?  BT: We rent disco balls! www.wc.edu 817-594-5471 45