MTD Dealer Profile: Larry Morgan
Full Name: Larry C. Morgan
Hobbies: golf and boating
I'm most proud of: my children
Favorite childhood memory: hunting with my father and fishing with my entire family
Biggest regret: being so immersed with my career that I could not spend more time with my parents as they grew older (although I talked to my mother EVERY DAY for the last six years she was alive).
Favorite book: "Ronald Reagan" by Dinesh D'Souza
Favorite movie: anything with Clint Eastwood
Favorite television show: most anything on The History Channel
Favorite actor, actress: Clint Eastwood & Sophia Loren
Favorite athlete: Walter Payton
Favorite sport: college basketball
Favorite politician: Ronald Reagan
Favorite food: stone crabs
Are you a morning or a night person?: morning
If I could change one thing about myself I: would be more patient
My friends like me because: I am loyal.
My goals in life are: to earn the respect of others by being honarble and trustworthy and to provide love and comfort for my family.
A perfect evening for me is: a good Scotch and good friends in a relaxed atmosphere.
Nobody knows that I: am very compassionate for those needing help.
The smartest thing I've ever done: gone into business for myself
Best advice your parents gave you: Work hard and be financially conservative (although they thought I was nuts when I continually stretched myself to grow our business).
Your advice to children: Get a great education, follow your parent's advice and know the Lord.
Your most humbling experience: Army basic training
The great thing about tire dealers today is: their entrepreneurial instincts and tenacity.
Your advice to a tire dealer just starting out: Be aligned with a winning marketing group and have enough capital to hang on through the tough times. And put your emphasis and money on quality people.