Jon Taylor is the CEO and Founder of Mr. QuickPick Lock & Road Service. Jon grew up in Virginia Beach, VA and enlisted in the Navy at 24. He served as a machinist mate on the USS Forrestal. After leaving the Navy, Jon began working for a Marriott hotel in the maintenance department. He eventually worked his way up to General Manager of the hotel where he gained an appreciation for Customer Service.
Jon uncovered the idea for Mr. QuickPick while unlocking cars and changing flat tires for his hotel guests. He knew the attention to detail and work ethic he learned in the Navy would help him succeed. He started running the business out of his home.
I did the math. If I get 10 of these a day…at $30 an unlock, that’s $300 a day. I’ll be rich! But that’s not exactly how it happened …well my 10 jobs a day was off by 9
He tried to grow the business with contractors, but realized the potential of using licensing deals to scale the business. He is currently in over 40 markets across the country.
Earlier this year, Fort Walton Beach, Florida launched Venture Hive Veterans Program. Jon was one of the Veteran Entrepreneurs selected to take part in the first cohort.
You have got to find something you enjoy doing ….you can’t close yourself off from the world…you have to have moderation in everything