Copart locations throughout North and South Carolina joined #TEAMJACKSON to support his fight against Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML).
Baby Jackson became a part of the Tucker family on January 13, 2016. His doctors believe he is fighting JMML, a rare form of Leukemia in which the only cure is a bone marrow transplant. Jackson loves to laugh, listen to music and look at lights.
Jackson’s grandfather, Billy Tucker, became a part of the Copart family once he started towing at Copart’s Raleigh location when the doors opened nearly 20 years ago. Reginald “Smokey” Tucker, of Tucker’s towing, still tows for Copart locations throughout the Carolinas.
Across the Carolinas, all locations proudly displayed their #TEAMJACKSON tee’s on Jackson’s big day… transplant Day!
The Copart family asks you to join them in sending good vibes and prayers to the entire Tucker family and especially little Jackson!
When one fights, we all fight!
The Sum of Parts is Greater than the Whole – At Least in Dismantling
Willis came into this industry as a dismantler, but he didn’t just dismantle cars, he did the parts too. Generally, when customers came to buy parts from dismantlers they got the whole package, whether they wanted it or not. Willis did not see any sense in customers paying $400 for a fully dressed motor with the alternator, starter, and other parts still hanging on it when the customer already had a working alternator.
Willis decided to make a change. If a customer went to Mather, he or she could buy just the motor for $275 and alternator for $25. When wrecked cars arrived at Mather the additional parts were taken out, restored and sold separately. By the time he was done he could get double the amount for the same parts, and the customers were happier. “This caused my profit margins to far exceed that of my competitors,” said Willis.
Willis retells a lesson he learned from his book Junk to Gold.
Willis’s older brother, Ray, who was only 37, was dying from cancer. Willis realized that like the war, this circumstance was another example of how fragile life can be and how you need to make every minute count. As he saw the effects it had on his surviving wife and kids, it also made Willis think even harder about and realize the real reason he wanted to be successful—so that he could take care of his family.