David Q. Sargent started stocking shelves at Kmart as a junior in high school before parlaying that into a 24-year career with Kmart, Builder’s Square, and The Home Depot. Retiring at the young age of 38, David became a business owner when he and his family bought Stripe-A-Zone, Inc., a pavement marking company in 1996. Over the next 24 years, they grew it into one of the largest and most nationally recognized striping companies in the U.S. before selling majority ownership in 2020. Listen as David shares the challenges and rewards of being in business with your children and how seeing other people advance can be one of life’s greatest joys.
Bio: David Q. Sargent grew up in Arlington, Texas, and married his high school sweetheart, Susie, in 1976. After an impressive 24-year career with some of the biggest retailers in the nation, David and his family purchased Stripe-A-Zone, Inc., and grew it into one of the most renowned companies in its industry. After selling majority ownership last year, David and Susie are working on the next chapter in their lives, which include spending time with their children and grandchildren and managing charitable endeavors through the family’s foundation.
Bigger Than Business is the show where you’ll discover real-world stories of business owners living their purpose. You’ll encounter men and women all over the world who draw strength from understanding why they do what they do and how they remain true to that purpose through the ups and downs every business owner will face.