Trussville business owner overcomes unemployment and starts his own company

Sam Stewart, owner of Stewart Facilities, was featured in The Trussville Tribune in a story entitled ‘Trussville business owner overcomes unemployment and starts his own company.’

From the story:

Born in Anniston, Stewart grew up in Calhoun County and went to Oxford High School before going on to Jacksonville State University. After marrying his wife, Tiffany, they moved to Birmingham where he started work in the convenience store industry. They have been living in Trussville since 2005.

But a round of layoffs hit in 2010 and unfortunately Stewart was among those who were cut. He eventually found work at the Fortune 500 company, Sysco, where he had the idea to start his own business. It started out small but grew into something viable for Stewart and his family.

“I found myself unemployed during the recession with a wife and two kids at the time,” he said. “But I knew I wanted a job and do something on the side. That business became Stewart Facility Services. And it grew to a point where I left Sysco in January 2013 to operate full time.”

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Trussville business owner overcomes unemployment and starts his own company