#023: Keys to Family Business, with Lin Weaver

In this episode I sit down with Lin Weaver of the Shady Maple Companies.

Lin is a pleasure to be around, I hope you’ll find this as enjoyable as I did!

Here’s a little bit about Lin:

Lin Weaver lives in East Earl, PA along with his wife Bernice, and four children.  Lin is the son of Marvin and Miriam Weaver.  Lin’s primary focus in life is to live a passionate life by fulfilling every plan God has put in store for him before he was born!  

Lin is the majority owner and VP of Shady Maple Companies.  These business interests include a grocery store, restaurants, RV dealership, Houston Run Development, and Weaver Realty Investment Properties across PA.  Lin has over 30 years experience working and growing the business at Shady Maple in all the different entities.  Lin is an entrepreneur at heart and enjoys involvement in many personal investments, stocks, and start up businesses.  

Lin loves his family deeply, and is active in the community.  He enjoys skiing, snowmobiling, auto racing, snorkeling and other outdoor activities.  He has been blessed with the opportunity to demonstrate the gospel in Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Peru, Ecuador, India, Thailand, Kenya, Honduras, Nepal, Japan, and locally. 

Here are some fun facts about Shady Maple Smorgasbord, one of their restaurants:

-Largest restaurant in Lancaster County, PA.

-Saturday’s they expect to feed 10,000 people, and can seat 2,000 at one time.

-Also on Saturday’s they expect to serve about 3,000 eggs and over 800 lbs of bacon.

-They have served over 100,000 free birthday meals.

-They have served over 1,400,000 meals total.

-In 2016 alone their bake shop sold over 2,000,000 donuts.

-Their Farm Market, Smorgasbord, and Gift Shop combine for a total of 284,000 square feet.

You can find out more about them here: http://www.shady-maple.com

In this episode we cover how he got his start in the family business, the Shady Maple Companies, his general business principles, the keys to success for family business, how he navigates family and work, his weekly cadence and habits, his investments, and more.

Please enjoy!


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Entrepreneur, Investor, Optimistic Realist. Saved by Grace, Student of Life. Husband, Father, Son.

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