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In profile: Tim Murphy

Tim Murphy

WTF: White Truck Freight


Age: 41

Years in business: 24

First job: “My first job was with the family construction business operating heavy equipment.”

Background: “I have been on my own since 2014 with WTF. I have one truck and one backhoe and I cater to homeowners, hauling them rock. I also believe that I beat Star Nursery prices. I buy my rock from different sources like Awesome Construction and Wulfenstein Construction. I am willing to work Saturday and Sunday and people always can get me on my phone.”

Personal: “I weld to relax. I like building off-road toys. In the past I built a Chevy 2500 off-road racer.”

Business climate: “I went into to this business when I left the family construction business. I figured people in the valley are always needing gravel for their yards. It is a competitive business. I survive mostly on word of mouth. My past customers know I don’t cut corners. People always wonder about the name of the business. I have a good sense of humor and so do most of my customers. I thought it would attract business by getting people talking about the name and it worked. I know a lot of businesses out there that have no name recognition and that’s one thing we have. I am sure I lost some business due to the name. I am really easy-going” and easy to work with.”

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