Columbus Service/Storage Center (CSC): Randy Brevard
NAME: Columbus Service/Storage Center (CSC)
Address: 661 W. Mills Street Columbus, N.C. 28722 – behind Bi-Lo
Nature of Business: Auto service/repair, propane tank refill, 50-cent car wash, RV/mini storage and U-Haul rentals.
Principle Owner/Manager: Randy Brevard/owner
Year founded: The business has been here since 1997 but new ownership transferred Nov. 19, 2012
Employees: Five-plus multiple sub-contractors
How’s Business? Business is far better than we ever expected. We are about three months ahead of projections.
One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We strive to look at customers vehicles, so if there are any maintenance or repair needs we can alert the customer as early as possible to give them time to budget for the needed work.
Advice to entrepreneurs: Plan, plan and plan again. Research every aspect of the business as much as possible. And above all never stop dreaming and never stop growing.
Your First Job: Working as a gas station attendant in Hendersonville, N.C. at the age of 15.
Your Role Model (in business or in life generally): My grandmother Ola Brevard. She will be 94 in August. Her advice to me was to “live like there is no tomorrow, but work and save like there will be.”
The Key To Successful Business Is: Honesty and fairness is the key to success. Secondly: Love what you do and do what you love. We are having the best time of our life. We are blessed because of this wonderful community.