Geri Roskopf’s Blog

Two Sides to the Story

Feb 27th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

In my 30 years of being in the towing business, I have learned everyone has a story. I have also learned there are two sides to every story and before making any judgments or conclusions, we need to hear both sides. Each side brings with […]

I Need a Padded Room

Feb 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I have come to the conclusion we should have added something to the floor plan of our new shop – a padded room. I need someplace where I can hit my head against the wall and maybe bounce off the walls to release some frustration, […]

Hitting the Nail on the Head

Feb 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’m sure you’ve heard someone say “You sure did hit the nail on the head with that one.” That’s what I think Tim Jackson, editor of Tow Times magazine, did in his January editorial titled “Things for the public to keep in mind for the New […]

You Might Feel a Bit Silly

Feb 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I was told by my doctor that my profession is wreaking havoc on my bones, joints, muscles and blood circulation. It’s not only the way I sit, but the way I type and hold the phone for hours every day that could cause serious medical […]

Succession Planning

Jan 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Like many family-run towing businesses, you dream of having your children and/or grandchildren take over running the business some day. The decision to transition and pass the business on to a family member or members is possibly the most important business decision you will ever make […]

Why Am I In the Towing Business?

Jan 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’m sure you’ve asked yourself a few times why you’re working in the towing industry. I know I’ve asked myself that question numerous times in the 31 years I’ve been in business. It’s a job that’s often thankless, demanding, exhausting, frustrating, emotional and depressing. A […]

No Time Like the Present

Jan 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

What’s really the definition of time? We’ve all heard – time is money, time will tell, it’s about time, time-out, time on my hands, good and hard times, race against time, sands of time, there’s no time like the present, time to catch my breath, […]

You’re Not Going to Believe This

Jan 9th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’m starting to cringe every time my husband comes into my office — or I hear him let out a big sigh when he gets off the phone — because he starts the conversation with: “You’re not going to believe this …” Then it’s my […]

Don’t Be a Jerk (It’s Christmas)

Dec 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I belong to a women’s group called the Community League. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life in our Village through philanthropic gifts and community service while promoting fellowship among its members. As a special treat for Christmas at our December meeting, they […]

Drawing a Blank

Dec 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Lately I’ve been drawing a blank with just about everything – where something is, how much something is, or even what’s for dinner. Someone asks me something and I probably have this dazed look like – what? It’s almost like I have to shift gears to […]