In a day and age where jobs outnumber people, it’s truly invaluable to find hard-working individuals with morals and values. Even more amazing, to find it in the younger generation. However, just such a rare gem can be found right here in our hometown.
Greenwood’s Trevor Tucker, 14, credits his family and their business for his opportunities to learn the value of hard work.
Tucker, who will turn 15 in September, is a 10th-grade student at Greenwood High School. He is the son of Heath and Dewayne Tucker, owners of Greenwood Express Lube. Tucker’s parents have maintained a family-operated business for the past five years.
From the beginning, Tucker shared, “it was just the will of God. He gave us the opportunity and we took it. It started out slow but we eventually picked up the pace and became more and more well-known.” Tucker went on to add that his family enjoys serving the town they love.
Tucker has worked in the family business for two years. He credits his ingrained values to his father. “My strong work ethic comes from my dad, Dewayne. I watched him get up at the crack of dawn, or any time his phone went off, to lay hundreds of yards of water line. He would go out and make someone else’s company thousands of dollars just to provide for our young family. We never would have thought we’d be where we are today. That’s why I will never miss a day of school or band practice, whether I am unwell or just not in it that day.”
That attitude has taught Tucker an invaluable lesson. “If you put in the work and the hours, you will get rewarded.” That, in turn, has yielded one of Tucker’s favorite parts of the job, “getting to spend time with the people around me, being a working member of society and giving good service to all of our customers.”
This extraordinary young plan has great plans for the future, which include culinary school, and owning a restaurant. Tucker added that he has not ruled out becoming a sports writer and or analyst.
Those essential building blocks for success: hard work, dedication, and determination comprise this young man, who is destined for greatness!