This week’s Tempco Tech spotlight is shining on James “Bryan” Singleton, Territory Manager and On-site Mechanic.
Bryan, Territory Manager and On-site Mechanic
Bryan, also known as “Brain” and “Blue Eyes”, hails from Wilmington, Delaware. His parents divorced when he was seven and he moved to Florida with his Mom and step Dad where they started a new chapter. Bryan has been a Florida resident ever since!
A proud graduate of Riverdale High School in Fort Myers, Bryan went on to have a successful career as a Publix Meat Manager for nearly two decades. Looking for a more traditional work schedule that would allow him quality family time, Bryan joined Tempco Pest Control in 2004 and became the company’s fourth employee. The team is 25-members strong today. Bryan’s lawn treatment and mechanical skills have been a real asset to Team Tempco for the past 28 years. Having our own on-site mechanic saves time and money, extends the life of our equipment, and increases our team’s efficiency. This is a win-win for us and our customers.
Chinch Bug and Fungus
Bryan says his most challenging yard issues are chinch bug and fungus as they both require a lot of maintenance. “If you don’t keep an eye on cinch and fungus, it will wipe out an entire lawn.” Quality control and problem-solving are his strengths. “I love when I can turn around stressed lawns and keep them looking great for our customers. That’s our mission.” The best advice Bryan can offer clients is to, “Listen to your tech, don’t overwater, and check your irrigation. So many avoidable lawn issues are irrigation-related. While the weather can’t be controlled, irrigation can, and it is so important that it is.” Bryan’s favorite things to do on the job are working on equipment and talking with customers so he had the information needed to take care of their problems and make sure they are happy.
When Bryan’s Not Working
Something most people may not know about Bryan is that he loves re-building trailers. “I like the challenge and working with tools. It gives me such a sense of satisfaction when a trailer is re-built and ready to go.” His hobbies include searching for treasures and great deals at area garage sales as well as grilling and chilling. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends relaxing by his newly installed pool with some delicious ribs and steak. Bryan also loves his nightly routine of playing frisbee with his two dogs, Mia, a female Cockalear (King Charles and Cocker mix) and Sampson, a male Sprocker (a Springer Spaniel and Cocker mix). A Delaware native that has lived in Florida since he was young, Bryan is also a Tampa Bay Bucs AND New England Patriots fan.
The proud father of an adult daughter, what is most important to Bryan is that his daughter doesn’t have to struggle in life as much as he did. He feels that he and his wife gave her the necessary tools to succeed in life.
Bryan says, “My advice is that even though money is not the most important thing in life, I believe you should do all you can to live debt-free yet comfortably.”