M&C: Sure. Rehab costs money. These people are reaching out to you because obviously they’re skating on thin margins. Where does the money come from and how does Richard get paid? How do you work that part of it?
Chris: Yes. I think it’s because, you’re right, it’s this one last attempt. Right? Because of what Richard Rawlings and Gas Monkey, like the rods, they’re following. What they can do for this company is a lot different than what a bank can loan you money.
The bank might loan you money. They’re not going to tell you how to use that money really, and what they can do for it. Richard puts it all on the line. Even after we do this rehab and you’re having trouble, you still have almost this hotline.
You have this Gas Monkey behind you to help you along the way. That’s a lot of the behind the scenes that nobody knows about is that we’re helping them.
Me and also Richard, even after we leave, we still stay in contact with the owners and employees if they’re asking for any other tips, or if they want to change something. We’re only out there for a couple of days and we finish this entire garage.
But we’d love to stay with them for a couple of weeks like a newborn or a new puppy. Once they start figuring out how everything works, we give them everything.
We give them all these ideas, all this new equipment, and we change their entire business. Sometimes it can be very startling for them like, “Oh my God. Now, what do I do?” We know we have to stay on the phone with them, through emails, and DM’s, and Instagram, and social media. We’re trying to help them build along the way. I think we’ve done a pretty good job on that. That’s stuff you just don’t see on TV.