We're excited that the February 2013 issue of Style Magazine, El Dorado County Foothills edition, features Steve Stymeist.
The article, printed in the "Get To Know" section, includes a great photo of Steve, tells a bit about him, lists some Q&As and some of his favorite things. We've reprinted the article here for you. The original article (see it at Style's website) is by Amber Foster of Style's staff.
Steve Stymeist has been a Placerville resident for more than 45 years, but it wasn't until he attended a Placerville Rotary Club event three years ago that he decided to take an even more active role in his community. He and his wife went to the Rotary’s annual Bon Voyage Ball, and Stymeist was immediately impressed with the people he met. “They were all the important people in town,” Stymeist explains. “They were out there making a difference. I watched what they were doing and it just hit home.” He soon found himself attending regular meetings and assisting with ongoing projects, such as the renovations to Rotary Park, and Trees for Troops – a program which sends Christmas trees to soldiers deployed overseas. He and his wife, Lori, also spearhead Coats for Kids, an annual coat drive which aims to provide warm winter jackets to children and those in need.
These days, Stymeist is quite busy as owner of Stymeist Auto Body Collision Centers in Placerville and Jackson, but he does his best to get more members involved in Rotary and make positive changes in his community. “I like watching things get built, making a plan, and having it happen,” Stymeist says. “I like getting things done.”
Q. What advice would you give to your younger self?
A: If you have an idea you think is good, just do it.
Q. What comes to you naturally?
A: I can see things finished before I even start them.
Q: Biggest life inspirations?
A: My wife.
Q: What are you most proud of?
A: My business.
Q: Favorite humanitarian cause?
A: Boys and Girls Club.
Q: Best words of wisdom you've received?
A: Always be yourself and follow your heart.
Q: What's next?
A: New business ventures; also, I'm looking forward to watching my grandsons grow up.
Author/writer: Donald Trump
Escape: Isla Mujeres
Guilty Pleasure: Luxury vacations with my wife.
Local landmark: Placerville's Bell Tower
Musician/band: Cameron Stymeist (my son!) and his band, The Reel.
Place to buy a gift, locally: Combellack's
Local nonprofit: Placerville Rotary Club
Saying: "Let's do it!"