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On the Rise: Steve Paden

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Steve Paden

Owner | Elite Tire & Auto | Age: 39

What was your first job in the industry? 

Tire tech at age 18.

What attracted you to the industry?

Wanting to learn all aspects of auto repair.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced in your career? 

Being my own boss.

Who has had the biggest influence on your career? 

Living every day in my mother's honor and memory.

What is your biggest accomplishment in the industry? 

Growing a garage-based hobby into one of the leading businesses in my community.

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