Steve created a new wholesale distribution division for an existing billion-dollar manufacturer by starting thirteen warehouse locations in the construction industry. Steve grew operations from $0 to $50 million in five years. Steve was responsible for all sales, marketing personnel, purchasing, training, warehousing, and new procedures as the General Manager. He then moved onto a retail company as Vice President of over fifty locations responsible for new locations, sales, customer relations, service department, advertising, and store set-up. Steve then purchased and ran a 150-year-old wholesale distributor of contractor products, selling to contractors and many types of businesses. He handled all aspects of the operation which he sold after thirty years to retire.