James Welch - Sales Representative
James has had quite a diversified career. He started out early in his professional life with 5 years in the car business where he initially learned his customer service skills. He owned his own automotive painting business for 20 years personally developing his customer base and fleet accounts with very high end European car dealers, and achieving a solid reputation in the community as simply the “best there is.” James then moved into the corporate world and spent 6 years as a highly successful area manager, overseeing retail shops in 2 states for a national company in the quick lube and automotive repair industry. Here he fine tuned his managerial skills while also honing his customer service skills. James brings to the Renegade Team a finely tuned customer service skill set, a never quit and all things are possible attitude, and a strong desire to genuinely meet and satisfy the needs of every customer.
Professional Philosophy: “I believe with a positive attitude and strong work ethic any and everything is possible. I also believe in a high moral and ethical standard; which may not bee the easiest path to take, but it’s always the correct path to travel.”
What I Like Most About Renegade Steel: “Renegade Steel is a family! Some of us are related and some of us have known each other for decades, but we all interact with and respect each other as a family unit. There is competition between us, but also an immense support for each other to succeed in meeting our customer’s needs and growing our customer base. Everyone here realizes that Renegade Steel is only as great as it’s weakest member, and everyone supports each other to become better individually and as a whole. Never before have I witnessed a work environment quite like Renegade”
Pet Peeves: Tardiness, Dishonesty, and the inability to listen!
Favorite Things: “My wife and I are blessed with a beautiful daughter, inside and out! I love experiencing the world all over again through her. She is my absolute favorite fishing and hunting partner (she has bested me plenty of times), and there is no one I’d rather watch FSU football with! She has a giant heart (like her mother), a gentle soul, empathy and compassion for those less fortunate, and she is very intuitive beyond her years. I am very proud to be her Daddy!”
Special Talent: James is an avid saltwater fly fisherman who has caught everything from trout and redfish, to snook and tarpon on fly. He also knows his way around a kitchen.
Employee spotlight on James