We were pleased to be joined by the interesting Jim Hindman, a successful entrepreneur, the founder of Jiffy Lube, the current CEO and founder of Energy Savers of America and legendary football coach at McDaniel College (then Western Maryland College). Our first question was one Mr. Hindman has been asked a thousand times: how was Jiffy Lube created? He explained that he has already made himself a millionaire by the age of 35 (which we discussed later) and was coaching McDaniel college football. One of his players was expressing his concerns with the job market and how there were no opportunities out there. After a conversation, the player challenged Mr. Hindman to creating another success story. Jiffy Lube was created to “unbundle services” to offer them at a lower rate and focusing on evevry day needs, such as oil changes. He also believed in franchising to give other the opportunity to own a business and jobs to local residence. The rest is history.
We then began exploring the details and origin of his current project, Energy Savers of America. This company was created because of a number of factors. One of his previous football players had become an executive at IBM and contacted Mr. Hindman about the possibilities available. Mr. Hindman had been following and conducting research on the “fight for freedom from foreign oil”. The issue was first examined for homes built before energy efficiency was explored. Also, a major goal was to avoid oil importing from overseas. From there, Energy Savers of America was developed as a franchise (like Jiffy Lube) to give Americans self-owned business opportunities, as well as create an energy efficient community. By offering energy audits, Energy Savers will come to your home to conduct an “audit” to evaluate all the ways how you can save energy and save money by becoming energy efficient.
The ultimate idea is to become self-sufficient when it comes to energy and not reliant on expensive electric companies. We also discussed some new technology that is not only efficient but all-natural. Mr. Hindman and his associate explained the development of anaerobic digesters that can create up 40,000 kilowatt hours (the average family uses about 10,000 kilowatt hours per year) using manure and other organic compost. It is a process that breaks down methane gas and uses to create energy. Mr. Hindman explains that his background growing up on a farm with horses and cattle helped the development of his ventures. He has always tried to “make something out of nothing”. To learn more about the alternative energy and making your home energy efficient, visit www.energysaversamerica.com.
We also wanted to explore Jim Hindman’s unique success story. He explained that as young as the age of 6, he recognized that the need to work to gain in life was necessary. His family was struggling and he decided to shine shoes and deliver papers to make extra income. He later found his way out of the “economy ghetto” by playing football. His talents took him to new places and opened many doors. In his late twenties, he dove into the field of hospital administration. He quickly advanced. At the age of 30 he was working at the Kansas City Kennedy Space Center in the medical administration department. He got a call from the Vice President…of the United States! Mr. Humphries himself called Jim Hindman to come work an important project at Baltimore County General. Hindman accepted and became very successful. Through his advancements, Mr. Hindman made himself a millionaire by age 35! His hard work, determination and great success are all something to be admired. He continues to lead others and gives inspiration to many.