Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My Experience Visiting O'Hare Towing Chicago IL

I just got back from Chicago, what an awesome city! I was truly impressed by the O'Hare operation, and am very grateful for the hospitality of everyone there.
What impressed me the most was how friendly and down to earth EVERYONE employed at O'Hare is- truly not like a typical tow company! It also seems like everyone at O'Hare is truly dedicated to the company and the job. Also, at some point, you could tell everyone really loves Marci and Bill-seems even though they are bosses that the employees are one big family and truly have respect for their bosses. Out of a lot of different operations I have visited, I've never really seen anything like it.
Another thing that impressed me- even though the trucks are well maintained- is that you can tell the trucks earn their living and even though they are beautiful they are primarily functional and very well designed for the tasks they need to do.
I'd like to thanks Jane and everyone else that I met for showing me around and helping me to get some really nice photos despite the not-so-nice weather. What a great experience and I wish I had some more time to spend there.
Another thanks is for all O'Hare does for the towing industry that goes beyond "Wrecked", and I can now visualize how dangerous and tricky being a tow operator in Chicago can be- and O'Hare really is the best at it.

Here are some photos from my visit:

Sunday, October 11, 2009

O'Hare Towing

Many of you know how much I love the "Wrecked" show, but I really admire the O'Hare organization more. The article linked below is a great and really highlights how selfless and dedicated the Gratzianna's are, and how much they care utmost about safety and their employees, at times apparently more then themselves. There are a lot of great quotes from Bill and Marci, and some great insight in why they do what they do. Just great people, and the towing industry is lucky to have them. Just like Bill's father made a major impact that revolutionized the towing industry, his sons and daughter-in-law and O'Hare Towing are making another yet revolutionary impact. Anyway, I'll let this great article explain more about what I've said...

Friday, October 09, 2009

Being In The Right Place At The Right Time

Talk about being in the right place at the right time! I was just in shock when I had the oppurtunity to take this photo! To be in the end zone of one of the greatest college football teams in the nation, the University Of Texas Longhorns, on the turf in the endzone the day before 95,000 fans will fill the stadium to watch the UT Vs. Colorado matchup tommorow.This was my vantage point.....only shows a quarter of the stadium though....