Chamber member Dustin Sigmon, owner of The Garage Door Man in McKinney shares his business insights.

What inspired you to start your business?

My older brother Jason Sigmon

What services or products do you offer?

We offer Garage Door Opener repair and service as well as new Garage Doors and Openers.

What is unique about your business?

We are a family-owned and operated company with 22 years of experience.

How does your business give back to the community?

I go deliver food to homeless people in town take blankets around town when its cold outside.

What obstacles did you have to overcome to get where are today?

I was homeless some years back with nothing but the clothes on my back not knowing where my next meal would come from was very hard. I have overcome all that. The most important thing I have is God back in my life again. I now own my own business and am married with kids, grandkids and great grand kids.

Through the 5 above factors, we have been able to navigate the competitive DFW market and stand out as the best swim school in the market.

What methods have you used to grow your business?

Advertising, word of mouth.

What is the secret to keeping happy customers?

The secret to keeping happy customers is to treat everybody like family. Plus, do it right the first time!

Who has been your greatest inspiration?

My older brother Jason Sigmon

What is your most/least favorite thing about your business?

The best thing about my job is meeting new people. The least favorite thing I like is dealing with people who write bad checks.

Where do you see your business going in the future?

I see us with 5-6 service techs as well as office help

To what do you attribute your success?

A lot of hard work and staying focused on your goals one step at a time.

How are you involved in the chamber and what is the effect on your business?

I have attended some meetings but I should be there more! I have met a lot of great people through the Chamber.

What’s the best advice you would give a new chamber member to get the most out of their membership?

To attend as much stuff with Chamber as you can and to meet people and get your name out there and to help others.