- 2000 – Purchased a 1.7 acre parcel of vacant property next to Rite Aid and directly across Fairview from Piggly Wiggly.
- 2001 – Built a gas station, convenience store, restaurant, car wash, and additional retail space. Originally called the Gas Depot, it has now been rebranded to Sunoco. This was a $2,000,000 investment on my part funded through 8 different loans. My efforts created 15 new permanent jobs.