Kelly Schols

Keynote Presentation:

Thursday, October 17, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Luke Williams

Build and Protect Your Assets

How to build and protect wealth through a successful service business


About Kelly Schols

Kelly began his in-home service business career in 1982 during a work program in high school. He started at CPI Plumbing in Mount Vernon, Washington in 1990, and since then has worked in all areas of the company, from the warehouse, service work, new installation, purchasing and estimating, to running the day-to-day operations. He took over CPI from his long-time mentor Steve Olsen in 2001, exponentially growing the company under his leadership. CPI and Kelly were recognized as the 2012 North American Plumbing Contractor of the year, solidifying his expert status in the in-home service industry.

Kelly strategically implemented systems and put strong leaders in place at CPI that have allowed him to recently sell the company to them. While building CPI, Kelly also had a personal goal to find a way to create true financial freedom for himself and his family, which he ultimately accomplished. He devoted massive amounts of time and energy to studying the best methods for building wealth and maximizing his resources, to the point of becoming a Dave Ramsey Qualified Master Financial Coach.

Kelly realized he found great fulfillment in helping others attain their own financial independence, so he started by formally coaching his own team members at CPI. He was quickly recognized for his efforts and won the George Brazil Trailblazer award in 2013 for his successful work with his CPI team pertaining to financial freedom. Kelly has since mentored many fellow business owners and their team members, helping them figure out the best way to build the companies and lives they desire, while developing levels of financial freedom they never thought possible.

Kelly is the Blue Collar Success Group’s Financial and Accountability Coach, mentoring members and contributing his diverse industry knowledge to helping them make their personal, professional, and financial goals into reality. He does onsite consulting, highly personalized coaching, group instruction, and trains at Blue Collar events. Kelly also remains involved consulting for CPI Plumbing and Heating, giving back to the community that has supported CPI over the years by donating to charities and local youth programs.


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