MTD Dealer Profile: Charlie Creighton
Full Name: Charles Alfred Creighton
Family: Susan B. Creighton (wife); C. Scott and Marshall Creighton (son and daughter-in-law); Andrew and Stephanie Bergeron (son-in-law and daughter); and six grandchildren.
I am most proud of: my family.
My hobbies and interests include: boating, fishing and in years past, hunting.
My favorite childhood memory: being on the dairy farm with my grandfather.
My biggest regret: not being a better golfer.
My favorite books: "Uncommon Carriers" by John McPhee
My favorite sport: football.
My favorite athletes: Phil Mickelson
My favorite movie: "Out of Africa"
My favorite food: steak.
My favorite politician: none.
If I could change one thing about myself: I would have more will power to be in better shape.
My goal in life is: to be kind to everyone.
A perfect evening for me is: a nice summer night at the beach with family and friends.
The smartest thing I've ever done: marry my wife, Susan, 42 years ago.
Best advice my parents ever gave me: Do what is right at all times.
My advice to my children: Practice the Golden Rule every day.
My advice to a tire dealer who is just starting out: Try to find a special niche and always provide the best customer service.
The greatest things about the tire industry today: It provides an opportunity for successful business taht seems to be somewhat recession-proof.