Happy Father’s Day

It’s the rare individual that consistently looks forward in life, embraces change, values family above everything else, and sees oneself as a positive force and contributing member of society well into the golden years.

As the family spokeswoman for American Frame, I can state unequivocally that my brothers, sister and I agree that we are blessed to have such an individual in our lives, our dad, our mentor, Ron Mickel.

the family behind american frame

Today Dad is 82. Who would know? With a skip in his step and a smile on his face, he still likes to come to work everyday to be a part of the action. His longevity can be attributed to his positive attitude, a love of life and those around him, dose of good genes (and good humor) and his mastery of self-care. His daily routines set the stage. Before he comes in, he gets his exercise and morning smoothie, and reads about three newspapers cover to cover; The Toledo Blade, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times), keeping current, informed, which keeps us on our toes! And then, with our Showroom expansion, he has taken on the role of ‘Construction Manager’ which is perfect since Dad is happiest when he is building something. I honestly believe that he prefers this to golf. By taking on the construction, he spares our time and allows us to focus on the business side of the expansion; a significant help.

Personally speaking, my father has been and continues to be the number one most important mentor to me in business and in life. His biggest lessons? Appreciate everyday. Cherish your family. Take care of your mind, body and soul. Laugh. And when things don’t go as planned, understand that in, every crisis no matter how big or how small, there is always opportunity to be taken.

Happy Birthday Dad and Happy Father’s Day!

AubreyK | 6/19/2015 3:14:53 PM | 1 comments
Well said. Thanks for everything, Ron!
6/22/2015 10:55:35 AM

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Laura Jajko

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