EDUCATE • MOTIVATE • INSPIRE
TROY HOPKINS grew up in the small farming town of Crockett Mills, in West Tennessee. As a child, he learned from his parents the true meaning of hard work and the importance of maintaining great values.
Immediately after graduating from the University of Tennessee, Troy was recruited by Frito Lay, and for 14 years he held numerous leadership positions in functional areas such as Quality Assurance, Production Management, and Planning Manager (Controller).
In 2003, he decided to leave his corporate position with Frito Lay to open his own business. Troy launched an Office Pride Commercial Cleaning franchise in Huntsville, Alabama. His extensive background in management, employee motivation, and customer service/ quality control, boosted his franchise to become the largest unit in the Office Pride system.
As Troy’s passion is in developing and mentoring business owners to achieve their goals and live the American Dream, he sold his thriving franchise in 2015 to serve as an independently owned and operated Area Developer for Office Pride Commercial Cleaning. In this role, he represents the franchisor in the development of new franchises in his markets across the Upper Southeastern United States.
Recognized as one of the industry’s top professionals, Troy is a Certified Building Service Executive and serves as a BSCAI keynote speaker and trainer at industry conventions.
“Even though commercial cleaning is my specialty, I enjoy coaching members from a wide variety of companies,” Troy shared. “I want to motivate front-line employees and inspire executive management teams to achieve their goals.”
The driving force behind his desire to write The Business Remodel – Transform Your Business to Love It (Again!) or List It, was to embolden business owners – in any industry – to renovate their businesses from the inside, out. He wants to help other entrepreneurs to effectively reduce stress, secure their financial future, and to love their business again – or to be able to list it for a more profitable sale.
Troy is married to his college sweetheart, Patti, and they have three beautiful daughters, Shelby, Kelsey, and Kirby. Patti is a Breast Health Navigator at the Huntsville Hospital Breast Center. The couple’s oldest daughter, Shelby, is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and enjoys a career as a Travel ER nurse. Their middle daughter, Kelsey, also graduated from The University of Tennessee and works in forensic accounting in New York. Their youngest daughter Kirby is set to attend Birmingham Southern College where she plans to study business and play center back for the soccer team. In his spare time, Troy enjoys attending his daughter’s soccer games, watching UT football, working in the yard, and relaxing on the beach with his family. The Hopkins family resides in Huntsville, Alabama.
MEET THE TEAM
“Investing in your front-line employees first and mangers second is wrong. If you do not invest in your managers, you will not have any front-line employees to invest in.”