Interview with George Lawson of Lawson Drayage
Who are your biggest influences?
My father, who taught me the industry and how to be successful, my mother, who taught me the soft side of a hard world, and finally my two closest friends.
What drove you to start your firm?
As I am the third generation of the family business, what drove me to get involved was the innate skill I had for the trade and the desire to work the trade to the benefit of our customers. The success was the fact they continue to call us to do business.
Age and experience cures everything.
– George Lawson
As a business person, what has been your biggest challenge and how did you overcome it?
I think my biggest challenge was to be able to open the blinders when I was young. Age and experience cures everything.
What are some of the things you have learned about yourself that surprised you most?
The ability to listen as I matured in the business. As a young man, I was always right and you could ask me and I would tell you so. Maturing as a businessman, I began to listen more and pay attention to what I was hearing and translating that into success.
How would you complete this sentence: “If I could spend 30 minutes with my favorite singer, it would be…
That is very easy… Frank Sinatra!!!
“If I could spend 30 minutes with a person of import, it would be….
Of course, Frank Sinatra. Of all the people I can think of, no one has had such a powerful impact on so many people for so many years and continues to do so after his passing.
My favorite part of the day is….
The early morning as I enjoy the quiet serentity of a starting day.
About Lawson Drayage:
Lawson Drayage started in 1919 and will celebrate 100 years serving Northern California next year. We have worked hard to evolve into the premiere, most highly respected equipment relocation company in Northern California. With locations in California and Nevada, we have garnered the respect of a wide range of industries to include printing, machinery, food processing, biotech, electronics, importing, exporting, warehousing and many more. We have successfully mastered the transportation and relocation of machinery and equipment for any industry.