Geri Roskopf’s Blog

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 […]

Roll Out the Black Carpet

Nov 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Hollywood stars and distinguished visitors have the red carpet rolled out for them as a special welcome, but towers driving their tow trucks in the 2014 Tow Trucks for Tots Parade had 50 miles of black “highway carpet” rolled out to welcome them. The day […]

It Happened Again

Nov 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

It happened again, on October 20, 2014. Another tower — Nathan Walsh from Osseo, Wis., — was killed while aiding a motorist on the side of the highway. When I heard the news it felt like my heart stopped. It really hit home. It could […]

Frog in My Throat

Oct 31st, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

My 3-year-old niece recently told me she had a frog in her throat. She was coming down with a cold and coughing, and she explained how the frog had closed his eyes and jumped down her throat. I could hardly keep a straight face. Her […]

Small vs. Big

Oct 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

When my husband and I started our business we had one light-duty tow truck. Over the years, towing took over the majority of work brought in and we needed to increase our fleet to accommodate this. We struggled, discussed and researched going into buying a […]