One can’t spend time with Tim Schober without walking away challenged, cheered, or changed. It has struck Tim, deeply, that Jesus said the most important commandments were to love God with all your heart, mind and soul and love your neighbor as yourself. And if that’s the main objective, then our highest and foremost goal is to increase our capacity to love. But how is this done? Tim is pursuing that in remarkable ways and it’s showing in his business.
Tim lives in Seattle with his extraordinary wife, Melissa, but to follow his family’s roots you have to quickly cross an ocean. His father was on his own on the streets of the Philippines since he was ten years old. His dad’s memories included watching air dogfights, running from flames from bombing raids and chocolates handed out by American servicemen. Tim’s dad befriended one of these soldiers and somehow was able to stow away in the hold of a military ship and get to America. After living in a string of foster homes, he eventually got married, established himself in business and began to put Tim and his brothers to work.
It doesn’t take a lot of imagination, considering this taxing childhood, to understand Tim’s father was driven to hard work. And Tim learned to work hard, face risks and take on challenges. Working for his dad as a young man included long hours helping running a marina and building their home. After graduating from WSU Tim did a short stint at Boeing then went back to work for his father as a manufacturers rep for Schober, Inc. Tim and his brother, Dennis, helped build that business then eventually recognized opportunities to go on their own.
Two opportunities in particular presented themselves to Tim and Dennis – a chance to provide aftermarket internal skins of commercial airlines which eventually led to the invention of a revolutionary new product called “Lumicor” and the prospect of diving into some state-of-the-art waterjet technology. Both opportunities would take tireless work, agile creativity, plenty of capital investment and some insanely high risk. Tim and Dennis now own Pegasus NW and Lumicor. Tim runs the former and Dennis oversees the latter. God has given them stewardship over approximately 150 employees.
Tim shared a powerful testimony at our recent Annual Retreat and is hosting the next Just Business Roundtable at Pegasus NW, on February 26th, 2016. God is increasing his capacity to love and it is evidenced in some extraordinary ways at his business and in his personal life.
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