AN INTRODUCTORY BIO: Chad ‘Chig’ Martin
Chad “Chig Martin” has launched Secrets of Success, a new weekly interview series at Web.com’s Small Business Forum. He has asked some of the smartets, most innovative, most successful people he knows to share their insights and success secrets.
Martin, a busy, multitasking entrepreneur, born in the aptly named rural Alabama town of Enterprise, attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on a football scholarship and then worked in sales for 15 years before deciding to open Thunder Industrial Supply, which sells maintenance and repair parts, from his bedroom.
Martin ran the company out of his bedroom until it hit the multimilliondollar sales mark. In addition to running Thunder Industrial out of its stateof-the-art facility in Dothan, Alabama, two years ago Martin launched Chig Daddi Entertainment, which offers mobile DJ and video production services.
But that’s not enough to keep Martin busy.
He’s also the lead singer of a regionally touring band, Chad Chig Martin and The Alabama Outlaws, and designs his own line of hats for hats.com Martin is also the ambassador for American Made Matters, a national organization that promotes buying products made in the United States.