River City Six – Cody Simons
Meet Cody Simons, owner of DPC Unlimited LLC (www.dpcunlimitedllc.com).
Tell us a little about your business.
At DPC Unlimited LLC, we specialize in assisting our clients with making their trucks look good and perform at their best. We can help with any chrome or truck accessory need and offer the diesel performance parts and tuning required for on and off-road performance for big rigs and light duty pickups.
How did you get started in the business?
At a very young age, I found that I had a love for cars and trucks thanks to my dad. As the years went by, my passion grew and I knew it was what I wanted to pursue as a lifelong career. After graduating from Lincoln Tech with an associate’s degree in automotive, I’d been looking for a way to bring something to the industry that isn’t in the market around here. Earlier this year that vision became a reality with the opening of DPC Unlimited LLC.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Becoming a business owner at a relatively young age. While the times and views are changing, being on the younger end of the spectrum comes with its fair share of challenges and doubts.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
After graduating high school, attending tech college to obtain an associate’s degree in automotive was my first. Going on to get my CDL and the experience needed to join my father’s trucking company has been the most recent.
Tell us a little about your family.
I was born in Lincoln, to parents who still reside here. At the end of April, I married my best friend Shelbie. Our little family consists of two dogs and a turtle.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
When I came to the point where I had the ability and knowledge to go into business myself.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
What is a day off? While starting DPC Unlimited LLC and still to this day, we also operate a small trucking company. My current schedule consists of weekdays spent at the store and weekends driving the trucks. If I do find myself having a little free time, you’ll find me working in my shop at home.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
My compassion; I’m always willing to help someone else.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Don’t let anyone tell you something’s impossible.
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
“Eastbound and Down” by Jerry Reed.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I would like to be able to play the guitar.
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?
What is your favorite movie?
Bad Boys II.
What is your favorite TV show?
The Ranch, Letterkenny, and Street Outlaws.
What is your favorite local restaurant?
Tico’s Mexican Restaurant.
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