Teutopolis Auto Sales Celebrated 10 Years of serving the community on Saturday with an open house, breakfast, raffles, and a monster truck named “Big Foot.” Effingham Radio News spoke to Phil Webster, owner of Teutopolis Auto Sales, about the accomplishment of staying in business for 10 years.
Webster, a native of Mason, IL, began repairing and selling cars as a hobby while attending school to be a teacher. After working at an repair shop in Teutopolis, He found that he had a knack for it, and the business took off from there.
Webster said that it was tough when they first started out, and suggested that growing the business solved many problems, but also created more. Teutopolis Auto Sales has been at its current location just off Main Street in Teutopolis for about five years and has been expanded several times.
Now, 10 years since the business’s startup in 2006, Webster suggested that people who are tying to build a business out of their hobby “take things slow” and keep their efforts organized.
Saturday’s event had a large turnout, despite the rainy weather. The excitement to see Bigfoot, the monster truck, crush some cars was palpable. According to Rich Long, Bigfoot’s driver, the monster truck has traveled all over the world.
Long said when he is driving, the safety of the crowd is number one concern.