Rob Ecklin, Jr. is a natural entrepreneur. He’s the president of Stoner, Inc., a chemical formulator in Lancaster County, PA. He’s also heavily involved in real estate development, owns a nationally-recognized classic car restoration company, and travels the US racing an Aston Martin in an IMSA series as part of the Automatic Racing Team.
Two buddies tried making beer for their frat brothers back in the late 80s. Today, what began as a dorm-room escapade has now become Yards Brewing company—a multimillion-dollar business with over 150 employees, a huge retail location, and Philadelphia’s most advanced brewing operation.
Join host Mike Gastin as Tom Kehoe, founder and brewmaster of Yards Brewing Company, shares his wonderful story. Tom talks about the journey from dorm room brewing to becoming Philadelphia’s beer. He also shares his perspective on the craft brewing industry and where it’s going, and even offers his opinion on who makes the best cheesesteak in Philly!
Listen in as Mike and Tom have a great conversation over a couple glasses of Yard’s finest brews! In fact, you can listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts, if you prefer.
Kent Martin decided to take a gap year and work a little before college. 30 years later, that gap year has turned into a multi-million-dollar business that employs close to 150 people and ships product across the US. Welcome to the story of Signature Custom Cabinetry, one of the country’s leading makers of custom cabinets, with projects averaging between $40,000 and $80,000. In this episode of The Currency, Kent Martin, founder and president, shares his story and how his company is continually striving towards greatness through a dedication to servanthood.
Bob Confer loves to look out his office window and see all the cars in his company’s parking lot. Why? Because for Bob the cars represent people enjoying the American Dream. Bob is the president of Confer Plastics, a leading manufacturer of kayaks, pool and spa equipment, and decking. Listen in as he shares his story, how Confer Plastics stays so competitive, and his desire to promote and share the American Dream to as many people as he can.