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JR llc

Name: Rafael Maia de Oliveira

Location: Houston, TX 

Type of Business:
Towing roadside service and assistence


What does your business do?
Towing light duty roadside service, fix a flat tire, lock-out, jump start, fuel delivery, towing general, winch

When and why did you start the biz?
Business started as a call center in January 2018, working for Agero, we saw an opportunity to provide a better service as a roadside service because of many calls on call center the Service provider was so booked that he refuse service for, I personally was intrigued with the number and decided to give it a try on the road as a mine roadside with basic change tire, jump start, and fuel delivery, with time we could see the market urge for towing.

How Many People are in your Company?
2 me and my wife

Where's your office?
Office from our apartment, but we are preparing to move to springs

What's the toughest part of running your biz?
I had a bankruptcy back in 2015, that because when Uber started I jump in with all what I had, got few tickets and uber kicked me out. with no job for about 2 months, trying to keep on business made me file for that bankruptcy. lesson learned, never go all in

What's the most fun part?
It is very nice to help people and many times the service are very easy, like fuel delivery on a remote area, one time I almost needed to call a fuel delivery after my fuel delivery, anyways you always have to be prepared for everything

Anything you would have done differently?
purchased a house before bankruptcy, would help to purchase a house in meantime, and invest in different kinds of stuff

What's next on the horizon for your biz?
If I can get the towing truck, I can double my income, and with that income purchase another truck and start growing the crew, so we can cover more territory and provide better service.

What advice do you have for others?
be prepare for contingency, but don't be afraid of invest in big projects, just plan to start slow and have an idea of where to go

How do you use Idea Cafe to help your biz?
I'm looking for investors angels partners or anyone that could give a light for my walls

School (where, still in school, degree)?
Unieuro

Prior jobs or business?
Airplane Pilot

Favorite Food?
Lasagnha

What are your pets' names?
-

Do any of these pets help with your biz?
no

Is there any one person or event in your life that led you to go into business for yourself?
my wife

Anyone you publicly want to thank?
Thanks to my little son 2 years old that everyday show me the world is a little surprise box just waiting to be open

Contact Info:
Rafael Maia de Oliveira
735 international boulevard
Houston, TX 77024

farastyle@me.com


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