Larry C.

Employee Spotlight: Larry Cheshier

Larry Cheshier, a Sales Pro in Alpharetta, is celebrating four years with Georgia Spa Company this February having joined our team back in February of 2018. Larry began as a sales clerk in Buford before moving over to Alpharetta. Shortly after, he moved up to a Sales Pro position floating from showroom to showroom where needed.

"I had the privilege of seeing and working with all the showrooms and our great team members," Larry said of his time as a Sales Pro floater, a position that saw him work in every showroom with a majority of that time spend in Augusta. Later that same year, Larry settled in to a Sales Pro position at the Alpharetta showroom, where he has been excelling ever since.

His positive attitude is infectious. He finds joy in every task he completes, and the customer's truly respect him for it. Georgia Spa is thankful to have Larry on our team as his hard work and great attitude embody what Georgia Spa is about. Larry's honors and awards include being a five-time Employee of the Month recipient, reaching the Watkins Wellness Century Club, twice achieving Million Dollar Club recognition, and most recently in 2021, reaching the Two Million Dollar Club achievement.

What is your favorite memory with Georgia Spa Company?
Staying in the studio apartment in Augusta. I had a 10-second commute to work everyday. I'll also never forget going to the Hot Spring Spas' Kick Off Event in Orlando and when speaking to people and telling them I was with Georgia Spa, they ALL knew who we were. We are a big deal all across America folks. That showed me that we had big shoes to fill as other dealers look to us as leaders and that drives me to be even better for our customers every day. If you're going to be A+ Class, then you have to act like it!

What was your first job?
My first job I can remember was mowing yards in Nashville, Tennessee. I was around 10 to 12, and my brother and I would cut the Music Studios yards. I guess my dad being a songwriter and knowing some folks around there got us a side hustle. My first real job about two weeks after I graduated college was selling radio ads for a country music station. I found out what problems retailers were having and I wrote the ads myself then gave the ideas to our DJs to put a voice with the ad. It was pretty cool hearing your ads on the radio.

What's your favorite Hot Tub and why?
I like the Envoy. When I worked in Augusta, I would get in the Envoy almost every night. I love the captain's chair, it's my favorite.'

Where do you like to vacation/Travel and why?
I love to vacation anywhere there is a beach or anywhere there is water really. I enjoy the ocean, the beach or boating on the lake. I always like boating.

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Creamy peanut butter with a spoon. If I could be picky then I would make it honey roasted with a glass of milk or a Dr. Pepper to go along with it.

How do you prefer to spend your time off?
I love to be on the water at Lanier. Since my days off are during the week it's much less traffic on the lake. I also like to work out and take naps. I might get 2-3 naps in on a day off. I do as little as possible on my days off. I use it as down time. Sometimes when you work leads, follow ups, and help with potential and existing customers all week, it's good to re-charge.

What are three things you have left on your bucket list?
'Well, I already have my car. So the two I have left would be: I want a beach house and a mountain house. On my vacations and time off, I'd love to be able to go and get away no matter how long or short that time is. I'd love for both of those to be within short driving distances. When I'm not visiting there, I'd rent them out as AirBnB's or vacation rentals to pay for it.'

What is a TV show you like to re-watch a lot?
I don't really watch shows but when I do, I watch Family Guy, South Park, and American Dad on re-run all the time. I have seen just about every one, but I still watch them and laugh.

What is your hidden talent?
Most know I play guitar and sing so that's not hidden. I can juggle and do the moonwalk pretty well, so I would say that's my hidden talent. I can also imitate animal sounds - mainly a chicken, rooster, cow, horse.

What is your favorite sport?
Being a former collegiate baseball player I'd have to say baseball is up there. College football is my favorite though. I like golf too.

What are your top three favorite movies?
Top three movies in this order: 1. An Officer and Gentleman. 2. Forrest Gump 3. Family Man. I guess I can relate to each. I love the story of each one of them. It doesn't matter where and how you start. Just start. It also doesn't take money, power, and fame to have a good life. It takes determination, persistence, and love most of all.

What is the best advice you've ever received?
I was wanting a new car like the other "cool kids" and to fit in. Mind you, we were poor. Couldn't afford one really. The $500 pickup my dad bought from my uncle wasn't good enough for me, and I was ungrateful and didn't want it (would love to have it now). My dad told me, "You think that will make you cooler? To have a new car? A bigger house? Live in a nicer neighborhood? Look richer? Son, none of that matters. You set the style. You set the thing that other say, ' wow, that's cool.' You be you and others will want to be you too."

What is something you would tell your 13 year old self?
One of these days there is going to be this computer company named Apple. Buy all their stock you can. Also, start saving now to buy a house. When you get that one paid off, rent it out and buy another one. Then repeat many times over.

What is your favorite song lyric?
"You can kiss my past. I'm not that way anymore. No more all night longs or paintin' the town. I'm gonna make my life, one I can call proud," from a song I wrote called "Kiss My Past."