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SAMCO Exxon in Riverside, Texas

There are several businesses here in Riverside that I just love to go to because of the people that work there. Today I want to tell you about the SAMCO Exxon station at the corner of FM 980 and State Highway 19.

SAMCO Exxon in Riverside, TXI buy almost all of my gas there because the owner (Amet) gives back to the community. He is always helping out the Lions Club with our projects as well as the Chamber of Commerce. Many times they have allowed us to put up signs for fundraisers and other events and they have even allowed us to set up tables out front to sell raffle tickets, etc.

The employees recognize me when I am at the gas pump and turn it on WITHOUT the credit card... (they know that I am going to come in and purchase some other items along with the gas). 

Having said all of that.... my #1 favorite reason for going to the SAMCO Exxon station is Kim. Kim is the manager of the Subway Sandwiches and Salads inside the station. She is always happy! Greets everyone with a big smile and makes you feel like she has been waiting for you to come in and make her day. Sometimes when I go in, I will find Kim jamming to some old rock and roll... other times she's outside taking a break and will stop what she's doing to visit with me.

I sort of feel like Norm on Cheers!

"JONI! How are you girl?!" as if she hasn't seen me just the day before! :O) Everyone around her knows Kim and Kim knows everyone! 

There is a subway in Huntsville and one in Trinity, but guess where we go (even if we are already in those other towns) for our subway sandwhiches! You got it! We go to the SAMCO Exxon to see Kim!  Now, Kim is not always there... but she is the manager and I can tell you that she hires folks just like her to work there! They make a GREAT sandwich served up with warm fuzzies and smiles at no extra charge!!

Thanks, Kim for making everyone feel special, keeping the food fresh and serving up that great smile! We love you!!


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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Now I know where to go to get my gas and Subway sandwiches when I'm in Riverside, Texas!  Thanks for sharing Joni!  It's great know that there are friendly happy people out there who enjoy their job!

Dec 22, 2010 05:24 AM #1
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

What a wonderful tribute to a friend and neighbor. I gotta tell you, Riverside is beginning to sound more like Mayberry...a great place to live.

Dec 22, 2010 07:34 AM #2
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Donna: And I expect to see you in Riverside some day! :)) You may see me in Denver next year! 

Teral: LOL! I love it! Thanks for the great blog idea!! I can take that and run! :O)

Dec 22, 2010 07:44 AM #3
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Joni, that spirit of happiness and the positive attitude must be contagious in your neck of the woods.  Sounds like they've been doing alot of hanging out with you.  Keep spreading it!

Dec 22, 2010 11:37 AM #4
Melissa McKinney
McKinney Realty Group - Fayetteville, NC

Joni~When we moved away from Fayetteville the LAST time I said I was looking forward to going to the grocery in my sweats and no one knowing who I was... After a month I was whining that no one knew me!! I love being in a town where so many know my name.... :0)

Dec 22, 2010 11:40 AM #5
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK


If I've ever going through Riverside, I'm stopping at Samco Exxon and hopefully it'll be lunch time.. You've made me hungry. Love the Subway Salad!

Dec 22, 2010 01:04 PM #6
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Joni ~  Norm?  Really?  I'm thinking you're more like Cliff!!!  Excellent post for Samco Exxon and I'd love to drop by and fill 'er up, but just can't figure out the timing!?!

Dec 22, 2010 01:29 PM #7
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Leah: I would love to hang out with Kim!

Melissa: I grew up in the Dallas area and can't imagine living anywhere else!

Judi: Kim will hook you up!!

Tish: WHAT? The goofy postman?! I can't BELIEVE you said that! :O) (It was the cross eyed picture of me, wasn't it?!?)

Dec 22, 2010 03:12 PM #8
Marilyn Harrell
ReMax Riverhaven - Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI

Joni, Enjoyed this because it is so true ! We do frequent places of business based on customer service not Just the prices..

Dec 22, 2010 11:17 PM #9
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