Hi, my name is… Joe Pepp
My company and title is…. Extra Mile Painting Company, Owner
A typical day in my life includes… Always either meditation or yoga and reading the Bible, then I hustle, meet my guys at current projects, doing quotes for future projects, and networking, which may include a cigar or a happy hour.
My favorite thing about living/working in the Phoenix area is… all of the sunshine and outdoor activities all year round.
My favorite movie I could never get tired of watching and why… “Forrest Gump” because it’s first, a love story, and second, a reminder that all of our lives are a story of how we lived in our life and times.
My family… is not only those that share my bloodline but those that choose to be connected is common goals and interest; I consider my workers my family, my sons and brothers.
The business lesson I learned the hard way is…never avoid a problem, conflict or difficult situation.
One thing I cannot live without is…connection. As an extrovert, in our current crisis, I realize how many people mean so much to me.
When I was younger, I wanted to be…an international journalist.
The song I would sing at Karaoke night is… “Crash Into Me,” by Dave Matthews.
The one person who motivates me is… Marcus Lemonis.
The last thing that made me laugh out loud was… Italian comedian Sebastian Maniscalco on Netflix.
The perfect day would be… touring our great state on my Harley.
My first job was… shoveling snow for neighbors and a local church and mowing grass in the summer for that same clientele in Chicago.
My life… is purposeful.
I’m currently working on… many things, one of my less selfish pursuits is to help my main production guy on my painting crew buy his first home this year.
The best gift I’ve ever received was… my daughter was born on Christmas Day; I am thankful everyday for her.
The actor I would want to play me in a movie of my life is… Yul Brynner, he was bald, good-looking and serious-minded, but interesting too.
My dream vacation would be… motorcycling in Europe.
My words of wisdom to aspiring business owners… be human, don’t be consumed with how much money you can make, but the contribution you can give, the value you can add, and the lives you can elevate.