In Episode 4, we talk with Steve Hoke of Diesel Emissions Service. After California established new regulations regarding heavy duty trucks and emissions, Hoke seized the opportunity to start his own business. In addition to service shops, Hoke’s empire has grown to include manufacturing and distributing diesel particulate filter accessories and parts. Hear how his business philosophy focuses on relationships and how he’s helping educate other members within NARSA/IDEA.
You can find “Solder & Soot” on iTunes, Spotify, Anchor.fm as well as http://narsa-idea.org/podcast. “Solder & Soot” features business success stories from leaders within the cooling and emissions fields. Each episode, our hosts Mark Taylor and Bobby Duran will interview entrepreneurs and industry experts.
ABOUT MARK TAYLOR:
Mark Taylor graduated from Wesley College before starting his own radiator repair business in 1981. He later owned and operated ERS Cooling Systems in Glen Burnie, MD for 36 years. He served as President of NARSA from 2014-2016, then Chairman of NARSA from 2016-2018 before becoming the Executive Director in 2019.
ABOUT BOBBY DURAN:
Bobby Duran is President of Cooling Systems Caribe in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. Bobby started his career with S&F Radiator Service in New Jersey in 2005 and successfully exited the business in 2016. He has been a NARSA member for 15 years and a board member for over 10 years. He is currently serving as the President of NARSA/IDEA.
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