Geri Roskopf’s Blog

A Fitting Tribute

Apr 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Last week my husband and I attended the funeral for Joe Pedigo, owner of Joe’s Towing & Recovery in Bloomington, Ill. Like a lot of towing companies, Joe’s Towing is family owned and operated and the loss of the cornerstone of the family leaves a […]



A Pill for Everything

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

When I was a little girl and not feeling well, my mom would put her hand on my forehead to see if I felt warm and that would determine if I had a fever. If she thought I felt a bit too warm, Doctor Mom […]



A Pat on the Back

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

I often go home tired and exhausted. No, I am not out in the tow truck doing towing and recovery work, and although my job is not often physically demanding, I do put in long hours and with juggling the phones, customers, employees, bookwork and […]



Rest In Peace

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

You’ve all heard the saying “life is too short” and lately I’ve heard that said way too much. We had a towing friend pass away and another became seriously ill. Although both of these towers were retired, they still were active in our state towing […]



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 […]