Adam Toth has an empathetic view of the employees working at Toth and Associates Inc., the company he started at the age of 21 with his father Lou.
“When a personnel challenge arises,” Adam Toth says, “I often ask myself, ‘If one of my children were working for the company, how would I want their employer to handle the situation?’”
That mentality paved the way to the 38-year-old’s promotion to executive president in March 2019. He envisions a future where the electric utility engineering firm grows into a national brand while maintaining its local presence.
Civically, Toth is on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks and Discovery Center of the Ozarks.
What was your first job? Twin Oaks as a bag boy, cart boy and driving range ball picker upper.
What are you doing to make the Ozarks better? I try to improve the lives of everyone around me. I volunteer as a youth basketball coach and previously as a youth soccer coach and try to teach our youth life lessons and hard work. I attempt to treat our over 100 employees the way I would want an employer to treat my children.
What is your best productivity hack? Surround yourself with high-quality, hardworking people.
How many times do you hit the snooze button? Zero. After years of being awakened by our kids or dogs, I am incapable of sleeping in.
Atlanta-based Chicken Salad Chick made its Springfield debut; husband and wife Garrett and Rose Cochran opened Heirloom Candle Bar; and mobile eatery Girldad BBQ LLC was launched.