Name: Stanley D. Mayes

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Occupation: Corrections officer

Address:21360 Deerfield Drive Capron

Phone number:

434-658-4368, Ext. 3110

Operating hours: The security department operates 24 hours/7 days

E-mail address:

Web site address: None

Nature of Business: Security Department at Deerfield Correctional Center

Principle owner/manager and title: Department of Corrections

Year founded: 1976 and rebuilt in 1994.

Geriatric mission in 1999, and 2006-2007 was our geriatric facility expansion

Number of employees: 230 employees in the security department

How’s business: Business is booming and most exciting as we face new challenges daily.

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: The field of corrections has evolved tremendously and affords a most promising career. While many businesses are folding and crime rises, this profession has steadily gained strength. Among its broad range of professionals, the corrections officer is perhaps our greatest resource and the position most available. It offers an excellent work opportunity with great benefits and a wonderful retirement plan. Persons in search/desire of a stable rewarding career should consider this position.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere:

An exhilarating experience involving the complex and exciting operation of correctional facilities.

Advice to young entrepreneurs:

Have courage, be adventurous and open to try something new and different. In your pursuit of a career, explore the field of corrections as an option, as many who incidentally entered this field have found it to be most rewarding and fulfilling.

Your role model (in business or in life generally): Was my grandfather who taught me the importance of good work ethics, being a decent citizen and making contributions toward improving the community

The key to a successful business is:

Is to have owners/employees who are good professional persons who know the business. They must have great integrity, and genuine concern for their work and the people they serve. Honesty, fairness and loyalty are vital, and managers and employees must be committed to providing excellent service.