Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneur’

The Sun Stops Here: Mike Burke Finds his Team

Sep 22nd, 2021

Mike Burke’s first car was a 1984 Ford Escort Station Wagon, a four-speed, family-hauler that puffed black smoke at the onset of second gear. The 16-year old creative leaned into stenciling, drawing and airbrush work during his high school years—and it’s a good thing, too. He channeled the imaginative side of his brain to shield […]

The Backyard Business—It Runs in the Family

Sep 1st, 2021

JR Auto Style runs in owner Jorge Rivera’s family, just not in the traditional sense. The Mount Airy, N.C., entity wasn’t passed down or purchased. It’s a three-year operation with backyard beginnings that dawned in his sister’s backyard. “I dreamed of having my own shop,” Jorge says. “I’ve always been into cars, so I like […]

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