My father, Bill Valentine, was my mentor and guided me through the early years of my career. Sadly, we lost him this year. Even before my 28 years in business, I was a young boy on the paint truck. He certainly taught me the trade as well as the ins-and-outs of customer relations. But perhaps most importantly, he instilled in me a strong work ethic and determined spirit to see things through. His helpful advice and sharp wit will surely be missed by his family and friends.