The story of Joe Kreuz started in 1959, but the tale of our remarkable friendship began 25 years ago when we launched Advantage Professionals. I could write pages about our friendship, but, simply put, when I look up best friend in the dictionary, I see a picture of Joe.
And as much as I enjoy [and count on] on our friendship, this post is about our remarkable partnership. Over the past twenty-five years, Joe has epitomized and brought to life the Root Philosophy of the Advantage Co more than anyone I have ever built with.
The enduring legacy of our partnership is not the remarkable success of Advantage Professionals, but, more so, the unbelievable tree of success that Joe provided the foundation and enthusiasm for. Joe was the man who stepped to the plate for everyone we have ever built with. Mark Pautler, Charlie Chiampou, John Baiocco, Jerry Hawk, Jerry Tenenbaum, Kelly Cultrara, and Tom Thomson all know first hand what it is like to launch a business with Joe Kreuz by their side. But that’s just a short list of the hundreds of friends Joe has helped. WNY’s executive suites are filled with people that Joe has nurtured and placed over the years.
So, this is a big thank you from all of us. Congratulations, Joe, on 25 years as the man who laid the foundation for all of our most successful partnerships. You are a legend.