Podcast #69

“Company Aquisition”

Featuring Jason Ball

Intro: Welcome to Profiles In Prosperity. The leading podcast for residential service contractors, sponsored by Service Roundtable and hosted by David Heimer.

David Heimer: Hi, this is David Heimer, welcome to Profiles In Prosperity. We’re going to hear two great stories today, both from Jason Ball. Jason is the president of Arctic Bear Plumbing, Heating and Air in Endwell, New York. Arctic Bear is a great company. They provide outstanding support to their customers and they’re well-known as wonderful contributors to their community. That’s understandable because Jason Ball is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. I wanted to talk with Jason before Thanksgiving because these stories seem particularly appropriate in this difficult year as we head into the holiday season. So Jason Ball, welcome to Profiles In Prosperity. I want to start off at the beginning now I’ve known you and your lovely wife Brie for a while, and I want to start off with something that is sort of, not exactly work-related. And tell me about how you met Brie.

Jason Ball: Great story. Hey, thanks for having me on here first, and I’m glad to share this. I’ve met Brie in the strangest way. My son had dragged me down a hall and then down a set of stairs and then down another long hall to a big sanctuary at a church that was completely emptied out. But there was a door in the center of the room that was framed in and there’s this young lady with her daughter and a couple of other kids opening the door and kind of playing with them with her, coming through the door into another world, I guess. And he points at her and goes, I want her to be my mom. And I’m like, kind of scary there Brody. And I just kinda ran away at that point, but I got to know her later on and she, later on, became the mom.

David Heimer: So, I mean, when he led you down the stairs, you were a divorced father of three, right?

Jason Ball: Yes. I had been raising three kids on my own since, like I told you one wasn’t even one yet. And the oldest was just starting kindergarten and that was on my own.