Keeping the Dream Alive

Episode 9: Principle of Profit

March 02, 2023

Bill Roark, Co-Founder of Torch Technologies, talks about the Tugboat Institute and their Principle of Profit. We discuss the importance of profit to the survival of Torch specifically in the early years, how Bill was able to balance the desire to increase profits without making it the purpose of Torch, and how the true value of profit is what you deliver to the customer and how Torch has been able to deliver exceptional value over the last 20 years.

Episode 8: Principle of Paced Growth

February 09, 2023

Bill Roark discusses the Tugboat Institute and their Principle of Paced Growth along with long term strategies put in place for Torch back in 2002, how Bill was able to balance short-term performance with Torch's long-term goals, how Torch has been so consistent year-to-year over the last 20 years, and how we hope to continue this momentum moving forward.

Episode 7: What's Ahead for 2023

December 09, 2022

Bill Roark, Co-founder of Torch Technologies, talks about 2022 and some of the goals and milestones that Torch, Freedom Real Estate, and SIMVANA have been able to achieve across this year, as well as some goals we have for the podcast moving forward into 2023. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen.

Principle of Private

November 20, 2022

Bill Roark discusses the Tugboat Institute and their Principle of Private which they define as taking advantage of the ability of closely-held private companies to have a longer-term view, greater confidentiality around strategies, and more operating...

Employee Owner

October 30, 2022

Bill Roark and Brady Porter discuss the general structuring of the Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP), the impact that ESOP has had on Brady's life over his 18 years of service at Torch, and how the overall atmosphere of Torch has been impacted based on the employee ownership model.

20th Anniversary Special

October 24, 2022

Bill Roark reminisces over the last 20 years. We discuss the history of Torch, lessons heas learned along the way, and what the future look like for Torch.

Principle of People First

September 28, 2022

In this episode of The Keeping the Dream Alive Podcast Bill Roark continues the conversations about The Tugboat Institute and their Third P of People First.

Principle of Perseverance

September 14, 2022

Bill Roark continues our conversation and we discuss The Tugboat Institute's second P for Principle of Perseverance.

Introduction to Evergreen

July 23, 2022

In this episode, we sit down with Bill Roark Co-founder of Torch Technologies to learn more about their history and one of their newest accomplishments of being recognized as a Certified Evergreen Company. We discuss what it means to be an evergreen company, the principle of purpose within the Tugboat Group, and how it applies to Torch. The Tugboat Group defines purpose as having a compelling reason for existing--a North Star above all else. You can learn more about the Tugboat Group by visiting their website.