Janet Henderson, SBN Member of the Month, August 2013

Janet Henderson, SEMA SBN Member of the Month, August 2013Name: Janet Henderson
Company: RJ Classic Cars
Address: 2745 Pioneer Drive Bowling Green, KY 42104

Tell us about. . .
. . . what your company does.
We buy, sell, trade and restore American Muscle cars.

. . . your job.
I am the CFO of our company.

. . . the most satisfying aspect of your job.
The most satisfying aspect of my job is working with my husband in an industry we both love.

. . . how long you’ve been with the aftermarket industry.
We have been buying, selling, trading and restoring American muscle cars for over fifteen years.

. . . what brought you to the industry.
Our love of American muscle cars brought us into this industry.

. . . any major professional accomplishments.
Throughout the many years I have been in business, I have had many professional accomplishments such as receiving the 2003 Small Business Person of the Year, Finalist in the Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Past President for SME, and Chairperson for many community events.

. . . membership in other organizations.
Leader of the Wednesday Night Women’s Ministry, Local Chamber of Commerce, State Chamber of Commerce

. . . your industry mentor.
My husband is my mentor. He is the most talented man I know when it comes to rebuilding or restoring an American muscle car. He is a patient and knowledgeable teacher with a kind heart and strong work ethic.

Now tell us about. . .
. . . the best piece of advice you’ve ever received.
The best piece of advice I have received is from my Mother, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all” and “love others even when they are unlovable.”

. . . what someone meeting you for the first time would be surprised to learn.
When I was twenty-five, my husband built me a “Powder Puff” race car and I raced on an oval track.

. . . your dream car.
I own my dream car; a 1972 Chevelle SS convertible, candy apple red with white leather interior.

. . . favorite pastime.
My favorite pastime is playing tennis, going to car shows and reading.