- Short Introduction
Chris Rugh is a successful entrepreneur with an irrepressible passion for business and life. In 1997 Chris launched Custom Toll Free, the nation’s leading vanity telephone search firm. Chris is an award-winning speaker and a tell-it-like-it-is blogger at chrisrugh.com. Chris believes in working hard, playing hard, and enjoying the journey every step of the way.
- Long Introduction
Chris Rugh is a successful entrepreneur with irrepressible passion for business and life. He launched Custom Toll Free as a DBA of Rugly Holdings Inc. in 1997. Custom Toll Free has since become the nation’s leading vanity telephone number search firm. Fortune 500 companies and well recognized brands such as 1-800-CONTACTS, Comcast, and Best Buy are among the company’s valued clients. Revenues at Custom Toll Free have escalated dramatically every year since launch and during the worst recession in history they grew 30% or more. The company employs happily employs only seven core team members and slightly fewer than 100 more through outsource arrangements and the leveraging of human capital and technology.
In addition to his leadership in current business ventures Chris has also written a soon to be best seller:
1-800-Awe-Some: Dominate Business by Bending Time and Being Happy
Where he helps other CEO’s and owners large and small play slightly harder than they work, and enjoying the journey every step of the way. He is a long-standing member of the prestigious Entrepreneurs Organization and serves on its board as well as runs the local chapters mentor-ship program helping smaller company’s get over the hump and produce over one million dollars in revenue.
In his personal time Chris a habit of taking fun, growth, and learning over the top. Chris has built an electric car from scratch, wore his Alfred E Newman for president neck tie onto the senate floor in Washington D.C which his senator didn’t find quite as amusing, he rock climbs, has jumped out of a plane, and walked over hot coals in his bare feet, he even reached down, picked up the hot coals with his bare hands and threw them in the air. Now to light your passion and business on fire Chris Rugh….