River City Six – Shawn Avis
Meet Shawn Avis, store manager at Fleetmark Solutions LLC (www.fleetmarksolutions.com).
Tell us a little about your business.
Fleetmark Solutions is a fast-paced facility that specializes in commercial fleet maintenance and repair. Gas, diesel, large or small–with our resources we can do it all! We are geared towards quality service and fast turnaround time to keep your commercial vehicles on the road so your business can operate at its optimum level. Fleetmark technicians are knowledgeable, experienced, and adaptive to provide you with the solutions you need. Our company has been built on a strong foundation of honesty, with the highest level of integrity at the forefront of every job performed.
How did you get started in the business?
I worked for Mark Griger, the owner of Fleetmark Solutions, in the past. When he decided to start his own repair facility, I had no choice but to follow him. We are like a family at Fleetmark Solutions. I came in with over 20 years of repair experience as a technician with a wide variety of applications, from OTR trucks to small engines. I’m passionate about doing quality work and helping businesses meet their needs.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Every day at Fleetmark, there is a new challenge; that’s what I love most about it. Problems come in and it’s our job to solve them. I enjoy waking up to go to work in the mornings, which not everyone can say. I feel extremely grateful.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
Earning the shop manager position at Fleetmark Solutions last year was a great achievement for me. To move up and take on more responsibility in a company I believe in so much is the most important thing. Whether you’re coming in for a routine inspection or a repair service, our team does amazing work to ensure you’re satisfied.
Tell me a little about your family.
My beautiful wife Alicia and I have two boys, Braidyn and Braxtyn. They are what I’m most proud of. Family is everything.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
When Mark asked me to come to Fleetmark Solutions, everything changed. It became a whole new chapter in my life. I’ve grown a lot as a leader. Things are going very well and I look forward to a long future here, doing what I love.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Going on a nice long Harley ride. I also enjoy taking in a round of golf or a day spent fishing on the lake. Anything to unwind.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I’m from Iowa, but I’m secretly a Husker fan. Go Big Red!
What are you the most proud of?
My family at home and my family at work. We are building something special at Fleetmark Solutions. It’s rewarding when I get to hear someone say they appreciate what we do and how we’ve been able to help their business.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?
Feel free to give me a call at the shop, (402) 715-4487, or swing by and say hello—we’re located at 207 N. Jackson St. in Papillion. You can also check out our website at www.fleetmarksolutions.com.