For this edition, we sat down with Zak Pyle, who owns THP LLC in Plymouth, MI
Pyle: My father owned a commercial flooring company so my earliest memories involve begging him to let me come along on the weekends and of running a wet saw when I was five. At the time, I think I was motivated by the opportunity to spend time with my dad. During my teenage years, the opportunity to work on the crews with my father’s employees offered the benefit of being part of a team that collectively worked to accomplish a goal. This later became a significant tenant in our overall philosophy. I was able to start college courses when I was 15. When I was 21, I was able to leave my father’s business and start my own.