Working together for success

Rick Hodges, of Watkinsville, Ga., has been a mobile tool distributor for nearly 20 years, the last nine as an independent covering Athens and the surrounding area. He went independent in order to grow his business, and with sales last year near...


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“And, two, a lot of guys live on contracts through the company … I don't like them. Everybody thinks that if you can't do contracts, you can't survive. It’s the furthest thing from the truth.”

Without contracts, Rick said all the money he collects every week is his.

“It'd be hard to do—to go independent without somebody like ISN. They make it definitely worth it,” Rick said.

He's successful because he treats people just like he wants to be treated,” Krissi summed up. “You know, out there, everybody thinks the world of him. When his dad died, he had customers at the funeral. … He just treats everybody like how you would want to be treated. He'll do anything for you.”

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