I've been doing this so long, it's hard to put it away. The work is not easy work, but it's satisfying work. I enjoy helping people with their lawns, gardens and animals. It's not a sit-behind-your-desk-all-day-type-job. When you work here, you get a free work-out plan.

It means a lot to me to have a family business. I think it's important to have your family name on the outside of your building. I think it says a lot to customers to be able to say they've dealt directly with Sikes himself and to know the store is not owned by some conglomerate somewhere. We have a hometown atmosphere around here, kind of like 'Cheers,' where we know most everybody's name.