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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.
Dave Adams believes in giving back to the community. The owner of several small businesses, including four autobody shops in Utah County, has helped fund educations, promoted anti-drug campaigns and provided transportation to needy families. And he's managed to do it all while maintaining a successful business.
He enjoys making others happy, he said, especially when they need some extra help. He likes to think of it as a "hand up," not a "handout." It's the reason Dave Adams Classic Auto Repair has served as the title sponsor of the annual Dave Adams Classic Golf Tournament for the last eight years. The proceeds fund a student scholarship program at UVSC. And gradually over the years, the tournament has raised in excess of $40,000.
Dave Adams has also loaned a custom-painted Corvette to local cities and law enforcement organizations as part of the D.A.R.E. anti-drug campaign. Spanish Fork received the car this year and will keep it for the next five years.
And each year between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Dave's company donates automobiles to needy families. He told me they are people who are out of work because they don't have transportation to get them to and from a job. Providing them a car gives them the start they need, he said. And that idea is now catching on nationwide. Autobody shops across America have begun donating cars to families after learning of Dave's winning idea from a contest sponsored by one of his paint suppliers.
But besides his charitable giving, Dave Adams has provided Utah County with high-quality auto repair work for the past 16 years. His Dave Adams Classic Auto Repair includes two shops in Orem, one in Spanish Fork and one in Lehi. He also manages the autobody shop for the Brent Brown dealerships as well as Timpview Automotive and Supply, a suspension shop that also does mechanic work. He has even diversified and created a property development company called DF Adams Properties.
Well, we wish you the best, Dave, and thank you for his generosity.
For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.