Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:00 am
Norm Yerke, president of New Life Ventures LLC in Waukesha
Name: Norm Yerke
Company: New Life Ventures, LLC/AirCut.com
Company address: N21 W23350 Ridgeview Parkway, Waukesha, WI 53188
Company web site: http://www.aircut.com
Industry: Retail-home haircut
Education: Cobb High School, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Family: "Married with 2 daughters, one son, and a host of adorable grandkids!"
Hobbies and Interests: "Inventions! Most recent invention is called the AirCut and is a device used for cutting hair at home quickly with no mess."
Favorite place to visit/vacation: New York
Favorite local restaurant: Bravo! Cucina Italiana
Words to live by: "Success in business only takes 4 things; work hard, come in early, stay late, and be of average intelligence."
What is your core philosophy for doing business? "AirCut is my 16th company I have started, and I believe it is my best idea to date. I am always open to new opportunities and new challenges, and that has lent itself well to my success."
Who is your role model and why? "My role model would have to be every corporate boss I’ve ever had. I know that sounds funny, but I’ve never had a bad boss. Each one has lent something important to my development."
What was the funniest thing that has ever happened to you? "When I was young, I was milking a cow on our farm and got kicked into the gutter by a cow. It’s funny now, but at the time it was pretty embarrassing!"