Highground Services Inc.

Published 9:10 am Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Name of person featured: Cheryl Stepp

Name of business: Highground Services Inc.

Street address: 601 N. Mechanic St., Suite 140

Phone number: (757) 562-7080

Operating Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

E-mail address: cstepp@highgroundservices.com

Nature of Business: Consulting engineering

Principle owner/manager and title: Rose Warren, CEO, Lisa Strozier, president, John Warren, CEO, and Jimmy Strozier, CEO

Year Founded: 2006

Prior Location: 311 N. Main St., Franklin

Number of employees: 9 full-time, 9 part-time

How’s business? Doing great

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We offer a wide range of engineering services from plant operations to municipal applications and environmental services

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: We provide our customers with experienced professionals, innovative technologies and uninterrupted customer support.

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Find a dream and stick with it.

Your first job: Rose’s Department Store in Franklin part-time after school and weekends

Your role model (in business or in life generally): My sister, Lorraine Greene-Whitehead. She always looks for the good in people and is always helping others. And my guardian angel, Billy Whitehead, who passed away in 2007. He taught me that no matter what happens in life, you will be OK.

The key to a successful business is: Dedication to customer support and the employees.