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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.
I think everyone in Richfield, Utah, knows Corey Winkel. I recently visited with Corey at his 5 Star Rental business and everyone called and waved as we sat in his business, walked down Main Street or as we lunched in the Chinese restaurant downtown.
Corey is a successful businessman and a very involved citizen. He started his business career as a contractor. For 19 years, he owned and operated Winkel Construction and specialized in residential, small commercial and motel construction. Though he spends most of his time running his rental operation, he still maintains his contractor license and is actively building 10 homes and has a small subdivision.
Corey has five children and he wanted a business where he could work close to his home and have an opportunity for his children to be a part of a family-owned business. The name ì5 Star Rentalî comes from the five children. All are active in the business. The company rents out a wide variety of equipment and tools for the do-it-yourselfer and businesses and contractors.
Corey and his wife Teresa have lived in Richfield all of their lives and they recognize how important it is to be a good citizen. For example, not long ago, they heard of a local family who was in dire need. They were going to lose their home and had no resources or means to relocate. Corey decided that he had to do something to help. He decided that the community had the means to develop a project similar to the Habitat for Humanity concept. You know, the project that former President Jimmy Carter has made so visible and popular.
Corey contacted suppliers and contractors, painters, plumbers and citizens to volunteer their time, talent, supplies and resources. They found a location, started construction and in 15 days completed a very attractive home for the very appreciative family.
The people of Richfield are good people. Leaders like Corey Winkel help identify a need and then supply the motivation to make good things happen.
For Zions Bank, Iím Fred Ball. Iím speaking on business.