Meet Steve Moore! Steve a longtime Hall County resident and is the owner of European Import Service Center on McEver Road in Gainesville.
Steve moved to Hall County in 1989 and opened his own business in 1990. He is married to Donna and the couple has two children; Shawn, 31 and Brandy, 29. Both of the Moore children work at European Import Service and Steve wouldn’t have it any other way.
“It’s been amazing because they have really picked up on my hard work ethic but then really they have exceeded me in some areas. My daughter is a whiz…she can do anything on the administrative end and my son as far as figuring cars out, he’s better than I am,” Steve said.
We want to thank Steve for recently spending some time with us and telling us more about his life and love of Hall County.
Question: What lead you to your current career?
Answer: “I’ve been in business since 1990, so 28 years. I worked at a local dealer, I was pretty young at the time, because I was young I wasn’t getting paid what I felt like I should be getting paid and I just ventured out on my own and my customers followed me. I started off with nothing…they wanted $750 up front rent when I went out on my own and that’s all I had. A few years ago, Butch Miller and I worked out a deal on a trade on some property and I moved to our current location.”
Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Hall County?
A: “We live in the Flowery Branch area and we like to go to La Parilla, it’s one of my favorites.”
Q: Who is one of the most interesting people that you have met since you have lived in Hall County?
A: “I’ve met a lot of interesting people but I guess the person that comes to mind is Butch Miller.”
Q: If you could travel anywhere right now, where would you go and why?
A: “Europe for sure, to see different cultures. I’d like to spend about three months in Europe.”
Q: What is the first movie that you saw in the theater?
A: “‘Star Wars.'”
Q: What advice would you give a crowd of people?
A: “Nothing is for free and there is no substitute for hard work.”
Q: What is your favorite type of music or bands you would like to see?
A: “The Eagles for sure, Bob Seger.”
Q: What is your favorite thing about Hall County?
A: “Really my favorite thing is the lake and the location and jumping on the highway to Atlanta if you need to.”
Q: Where do you see yourself in five or 10 years?
A: “Well, it’s been the same for 30 years so I don’t think much will change. I’m hoping to be home a little bit more.”
Q: What is something interesting about you that most people don’t know?
A: “I’m a pilot and another thing people may not know is I raced dirt bikes and motorcycles competitively until I was 43. I reached the level I wanted to reach and it was time to stop.”
Q: What three words mean HOME to you?
A: “Security, a place to relax, family.”
The Faces of Hall County is a project to showcase the amazing people that live or work in our community. If you would like to nominate an interesting person to be featured please email firstname.lastname@example.org.