Do started E-Express with a single leased store in Midwest City in 1996. Today, E-Express has 11 locations in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Midwest City, Yukon and Okemah, with plans to continue expansion.
“When I started, I realized that buying and selling the stores generates profit more quickly than operating them,” he explains. “In the early years, I built up the business to create more value. Then I started selling, which gave me the capital to grow into bigger facilities.”
Holt said one aspect of Do’s success is his treatment of employees — as if they are his own family.
“Neal was a kind and generous student with a big heart. He’s always been generous in his words, his time, and gifts and now he's just an extremely generous employer. He treats his employees as if they are the most important people on Earth and in turn, they do the same for his customers.
E-Express also believes in giving back to the communities in which it serves those customers. In Midwest City, for example, E-Express partners with First National Bank of Midwest City to sponsor the annual Relay for Life cancer research fundraising event.
Despite his considerable success, Do has no intention of resting on his laurels. “I’m satisfied with what I’ve built but I still have a lot of work to do,” he declares.
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