James Whittredge I
James Whittredge conceptualized a towing company that could provide superior service to its customers while creating jobs within the community. It has grown from a single truck operation to one with over 50 tow vehicles and 45 employees. Mr. Whittredge specializes in serving as an adviser to his employees and an inclusive mentor to a diverse community of small and growing towing companies. He uses the mentorship he received as a young tow truck operator and fledgling business owner to help others who seek to grow in the industry.
A lifelong resident of Central Ohio, he never ceases to respond to small or large needs within his community. In the course of a typical day on the job, he happened upon and removed a car engulfed in flames from a full parking lot near a high-rise building before fire crews could arrive on scene, resulting in a Columbus Fire Department Award for Distinguished Citizen. Using a similar problem-solving approach, he has analyzed and altered towing practices for special events such as daily rush hour response, street sweeping, and OSU football game day towing.