"In 2010 I was an electrician’s apprentice on my third year of school and looking forward to my last year and the test. At the time, my wife and I were expecting our third child and I was needing a little extra money. My aunt worked for MAC in the office. She suggested I apply for a part time driver position. I got the job and started delivering pizzas at 6629 the Bryan location. After my first week, it was obvious what the opportunities were with a little hard work and some grit. I quickly became one of the head drivers, working every minute I could and being available when the store needed me. I enjoyed the interactions I had with the customers and the feeling of accomplishment I received when I was able to beat the insiders out at close. I continued working during the day in my “main” job then at 5, delivering pizzas until close for about 2 years. Working about 80-90 hours a week long-term wears on a person so in 2012 I decided to make Dominos my career and only full time job.
In 2012, I went full speed ahead into the AM program and within a year was a GM at my own store in Waller TX, arguably one of the more difficult stores in our franchise at the time. I managed this location for 11 months, earning a Rookie GM of the year nomination in 2013 and 4th in cost control making 6554 a profitable store for the first time in many years.
In 2014 I moved my family, then 5 children and my wife to Austin where I took over 6404 another difficult store to run. In the same year my team and I earned the most record weeks and earning second place in sales increase for the franchise. I spent 2 years here putting my heart into my store. I worked more than I ever had to produce something I was proud of. When I arrived at the store it was a 1-star store and when I left it was a 5-star, fully staffed and a well running machine.
In 2016 I opened a new store, 9285 in Austin for MAC. After a few short months I was presented with an opportunity that would change my career path once more. Before my time with MAC, I spent 15 years working in construction. Working in industrial, commercial, and residential, I not only had knowledge in the electrical field but also other fields. It turned out that the career I thought I had no future in was just a steppingstone for my future with Dominos. MAC Pizza wanted to build a maintenance team and bring their repairs “in house”. I was the first technician hired for the new team and I would be responsible for keeping the 22 stores in the East region of MAC running. I enjoyed this greatly and it was probably one of the best and most rewarding experiences of my life to date. I got to go from store to store and talk to people about the issues they were having, put my hands on it and fix it. I was the hero!
After working in maintenance for a little over a year, I was offered to move forward yet again. I am now the Maintenance Director for MAC Pizza. I have a crew of 11 maintenance techs that cover 90 stores. We are responsible for all equipment in the stores, plumbing, electrical and other things of this nature.
I am eternally grateful to this franchise for the opportunities I have been provided. My story is proof that even an uneducated high school dropout can succeed when you have determination, hard work and a vision for the future."