Clickstop began in 2005 through the vision and leadership of CEO, Tim Guenther. The mission was to create a business that is enjoyable, sustainable, and provides opportunity for those who seek it.
Over the past 16 years, we have received 21 local, regional, and national distinctions as a fast-growing business, and 15 for great workplace culture. It started with one brand, US Cargo Control, and we now own and operate 8 different business units. And in 2017, we became an ESOP which allows for its employees to reap the financial benefits of owning a healthy, growing company.
The success of the business is fueled by a relentless pursuit of opportunity leading to growth and improvement. Tim has been a driving force through it all, but there’s much more to consider when reflecting on the success Clickstop has achieved. “Clickstop is a team made up of several teams. We are only as good as the strength of our whole team,” reflects Tim. “According to my experience, it is much more enjoyable, and I am much more effective, when there is a strong team around me.” And in his estimation, “Clickstop is as strong as ever.”
Aligning Strength with Opportunity
A key contributor to the strength of the team is Cari McCoy. She arrived at Clickstop in early 2018 and served as the Social Marketing Manager. Her pursuit of growth has led to the creation of opportunity. Four months after arrival, she was made the Content Director. A couple months after that she became the VP of Creative Services, leading both content and creative marketing teams, and a couple months after became the Interim CMO. 90 days of interim led to becoming the full time CMO, and after about a year in the role, she became the President of Clickstop. Then, on January 19, 2021, Cari was named the 2nd ever CEO of Clickstop.
Cari is a great example of someone who has worked hard to become their best. Her alignment with Clickstop’s values is high and is consistently demonstrated in how she works. She gets results and cares deeply about Clickstop and the people driving its success. It’s because of my confidence in Cari and in the rest of the team that I’m able to make this change.
In stepping out of the role of CEO, Guenther is stepping into the role of Chairman. He will be responsible for supporting the CEO, providing oversight, and advising. “Another way to look at it,” says Tim, “is that I will have an outside view of the business and Cari will have an inside view. I will also be very active in the Clean Laundry business unit.”
Speaking of Clean Laundry, the innovative laundry service business was acquired by Clickstop in 2017. Since that time, the total store count has grown from 3 locations in 2 states to 22 locations in 7 states. That number is continuing to rise as they prepare to open an additional 7 stores in 6 states over the next three months.
So, as Tim begins to think differently about the business and provide impact in a different way, so too does Cari. “I am excited to have even greater focus on the positive impact of our values and culture on our business results. 2020 was a difficult year in many ways, and it was also one of our best years yet. That is a testament to the strength of our team and makes me confident there is a very bright future ahead of us.”
Advancing the Mission
The success of Clickstop is driven by team members who are pursuing commitment and aligned action with the mission, values, strategies, and goals.
Cari is a leader in this pursuit and continues to drive the culture forward.
“This is a moment to congratulate Cari and all of team Clickstop. When I see our teams working together to find success, I’m excited for the future and energized by it,” says Tim. “It confirms for me that what we do is worth it.”
We’ve achieved a lot of success in Tim’s 16 years as CEO. “What I feel best about as I reflect on my time as CEO,” says Tim, “is that we were able to accomplish great business results and provide opportunities for people to learn, grow and improve their quality of life. The growth and success of others has been one of the most rewarding parts of this journey. I’m grateful for all who have positively impacted Clickstop.”
It seems the vision has become a reality. Enjoyable, sustainable, and pursuing opportunity for those who seek it. Keep it going, team Clickstop.