Name: Roger Perry, owner of RP Detail
Location: Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Goal Areas: Jobs
Roger Perry has never shied away from hard work. For over a decade, in the sweltering summers and the frigid winters, with nothing more than a small abandoned gas station awning to protect him, Roger built his auto detail business one car and one client at a time. It was that tenacity that attracted the attention of Southern Bancorp representatives who worked together with Southern Bancorp Community Partners to provide the financial and technical assistance access needed for him to build a facility in which he and his employees could wash cars year round. Today, RP Detail is a thriving testament to the spirit of entrepreneurship and Southern Bancorp and Southern Bancorp Community Partners’ commitment to help entrepreneurs get their dreams off the ground (or out of the elements).