EP7: Dropout to Millionaire

With Special Guest:

Eric Jenkins

Eric Jenkins sits down with us to talk about the process of going from being a college drop-out to creating an internationally renowned brand.

When it was Eric’s turn, he headed to NDSU, but after 5 days he determined that school wasn’t for him, so he packed up and headed back home and started working with Marty in the shop on the family yard.Being from Minnesota, a number of people were in the market for Snow Bucket attachments for their skid steers. Eric figured he could do that, so he got to work welding hand-cut attachments. When word got out, Eric soon found himself busier than expected and a family friend came in to help him out.Patrick made the decision to head home and help Eric and Marty get the orders out. Using his engineering background, he was able to design new models of attachments including Grapples. Once again the designs were a hit and the orders started rolling in. Kurt ended up leaving his practice and came back to help run sales so the guys could focus on getting the orders out.Marty has been involved in quality control since the beginning and makes sure every design can stand up to any form of abuse you can through at them. As a true testament to the quality of our attachments, Marty is still using the original Skeleton Grapple, and let’s just say he has put it through the wringer. To this day, you’ll find him working at least 14 hours a day in the shop making sure products are meeting the Jenkins Family standards.