Martin Vallejo (Est. 1996 – 8 Sites)
Vallejo proudly boasts about family first, but to him, it extends further than his immediate growing family – it reaches his chosen family in the ARCO community and his site personnel.
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For over 25 years, Martin Vallejo has embraced ARCO and ampm's franchising plan and used it to his advantage, and the partnership has blossomed since! Vallejo, a proud immigrant and father, understands the value of hard work, tenacity, and customer service. He credits much of his success to merely following the plan. From his perspective, "Customer service is invaluable to my success. I respect my customers and make sure my (8) sites are always clean and well stocked with products they like," says Vallejo. "Customers recognize the importance of being valued, and that cultivates loyalty."
Vallejo proudly boasts about family first, but to him, it extends further than his immediate growing family – it reaches his chosen family in the ARCO community and his site personnel. "ARCO personnel helped me get started, and for that, I am forever grateful. They've encouraged me to take (calculated) risks while helping me along the way. Now with eight sites, I can help secure my family's future, and there is nothing more important to me than that! What is also gratifying is that I can give back to my community too."
For Vallejo, his business is a family affair. His sons Martin Jr. and Michael help run the business alongside their dad, "I came back to the business after college knowing that everything I work for benefits our family direct," says Martin Vallejo, Jr.