Describe your business:
Range Mobility Inc. is an Alberta-incorporated (2007), Canadian-owned and COR Certified company that specializes in the design, supply and installation of vehicle-mounted equipment and technologies. Range Mobility is committed to providing the best customer service experience possible while delivering the most reliable installations in the industry.
Describe the growth of your business between where you are now and where you started.
Range Mobility started as a 1-bay, 1-technician operation in 2007 beginning to fill a gap in the industry realized by co-founder Gregg Stevenson. In 2012 Range relocated to a new facility with more capacity for vehicle throughput as our services continually expanded. We quickly built a reputation in the automotive industry of unparalleled quality which has allowed us to expand into new markets and continually grow the business. We currently have a staff of 12 full-time employees and offer our services Canada-wide.
What are you most proud of as an entrepreneur?
Being able to provide an inclusive, safe, candid and opportunistic work environment for my colleagues.
What is one of the most significant challenges that you have faced and overcome as an entrepreneur?
The most significant challenge I have faced and overcome as an entrepreneur was becoming and entrepreneur. I relocated my family from Ontario for an opportunity to join a company in need of direction. I spent the first years learning the business from the ground up to posture myself appropriately to take an ownership role. The entrepreneurial journey commenced in the height of the Covid-19 pandemic and it has been a steep learning curve amidst a global crisis.
What is your mindset when it comes to running your business?
To care personally and challenge directly. I am passionate about providing an environment that enables everyone to do the best work of their lives.
What are you hoping to gain from joining EO Calgary?
I am hoping this opportunity will allow me to continue learning. The chance to surround myself with individuals that will challenge me is something that cannot be measured. I do not think learning ever has a ‘finish line’ and I am excited for the opportunity to continue that with EO.
What advice would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs who are looking to start and run their own business?
My grandfather always used to say, in a thick Scottish accent “ You canna get anything accomplished layin’ in yer bed!” (please don’t feel compelled to use this, I just think it’s funny. To be completely honest with you, I don’t feel I am in a position to give entrepreneurs advice 😂)