posted May 24, 2005 05:12 PM
It is my pleasure to be a part of this BB and to help in any way that I can.
I would like to first give a little back ground on myself and say that I'm just an ordinary working man. I'm 53 years old and have being out in the working world since Dec. 1969.
I worked as a mechanic for a John Deere dealership and as such had the opportunity to work on small 2-cycle engines right up to the large 4-wheel drive tractors.
I left there and went to work in Sarnia at Esso Chemical for a while then went back to another John Deere dealer. I later went on to drive trucks after my knees started to go bad from being on cement floors.
After my father passed away I started to help out on the farm and now my brother and I run a little over a 1000 acres.
(As a side note, this may be our last year farming, my brother is 10 years older than me and wants to retire. So now that my AMSOIL business is doing so well I will be able to give my full attention to it and give the best service that I can.) http://www.pbase.com/djstefanik/farming_2002
As life went on I got into building and flying radio controlled airplanes. From there I built a Challenger II Ultralight and with that I came upon AMSOIL. http://www.xcelco.on.ca/~stefanik/challenger.html
A lot of the Ultralight guys were using the 100:1 premix. It helped to eliminate the carbon buildup problem associated with 2-cycle engines. Especially the Challenger line becouse of the inverted engine design.
Once I became an AMSOIL dealer I slowly learned about the product line and what it could do for our own equipment and decided this would make a good business to pursue.
11 years later I'm a Master Direct Jobber with gross sales of over $140,000.00.
I first started off with Commercial accounts, but over the last few years have really started to concentrate on Retail accounts.
Another thing that I have found is that the Internet along with BB's and such have opened up the world to us. People who frequent these boards learn from first hand experience the good , the bad, and the ugly of what is available for the consumer.
As for my part on this BB.
I will help to try and answer questions that I may know the answer too. I will also like to give discounts to my Canadian customers.
American customers can get help from the other 2 AMSOIL dealers on here. Unless they want to purchase from me as well.My writing skills are not that great and I may at times not word things the way I like, so please excuse me if something doesn't sound right. I don't mean to be offensive or combative. Just bare with me.
For those wishing to purchase product I take Visa so give me a call or email anytime.
Thanks again for the opportunity to be a working part of this BB.
Don Stefanik http://www.soslube.com