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Wednesday, 02 September 2020 23:00

FinishMaster Founder Jim White Dies

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On Aug. 28, with heartfelt sadness, FinishMaster announced the loss of Jim White, beloved founder.

"I'm proud of the fact that we did for the customer what we told them we would do," White once said. "FinishMaster has been built on the honesty of how we treat the customers and also how we treat our employees."

 

FinishMaster began on April 25, 1968, when White completed the first transaction at the first branch in Grand Rapids, MI. A great deal can happen in 52 years, and without this one memorable and honorable man, all of it would not have been possible.

 

The phrase “You’re Always Right with Jim White” was coined in 1968 and the meaning behind that phrase lives on. Throughout the years, we have remained dedicated to providing the ultimate customer experience, committing to Jim’s dream, carrying out his legacy.

 

It was not about one man being right, it was about a team living behind the commitment they made to each other, their customers and their partners.

 

“Unfortunately, I never met Jim, but I had the pleasure to speak with his son, Ron. I know one thing for sure, we all have the privilege to work at FinishMaster because of his passion for the organization he built, ” said Joseph McCorry, president & COO.

 

Our team members look back on a man they admired and whom they were proud to work for, a man who showed them his vision and lived his dream, graciously inviting them to come along for the ride.

 

“Stand-up individual, passionate about what he was doing and not afraid to tell you. Very personal, took the time to stop and chat with store employees… Great times at the Jim White annual golf outing, he loved his golf game,” said Mark Nagy, operations manager.


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