Carl Wright’s Garage
Carl is the President of Carl Wright’s Garage, Inc., 131 Meherrin Beach Road, Lawrenceville, Virginia. He sells lawnmowers, weed eaters, chain saws and other small engine products. He also repairs and services small engines at his shop. He started this business 37 years ago and currently has 4 employees.
The relationship between Carl Wright and the Longwood Small Business Development Center began when the Longwood SBDC sponsored a seminar on “How to do Business with the Commonwealth” (eVA) in South Boston, Virginia. Carl drove from Lawrenceville, Virginia, to South Boston to attend this seminar. There are state agencies in Brunswick County that Carl identified as potential customers. By attending the seminar and becoming certified under eVA, Carl began doing business with the Virginia Department of Corrections and the Department of Transportation and his sales have increased by $15,000 to $20,000 per year.
He has been very supportive of the Longwood SBDC in South Boston by serving on its Advisory Board. He attends seminars that the Longwood SBDC offers and is always willing to participate. He is also active in his community: Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, Brunswick County VFW Post 8048, and a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America. Carl is also a 30 year member of the Lawrenceville Volunteer Fire Department.