Randy Fleming is the owner of Fleming Auto Center and Jackson County Tow Service in Blue Springs. He was the winner of last year’s Blue Springs Rotary Club Raffle, an annual event that is scheduled again for this year at 5:30 p.m. on March 27 at the Adams Point Conference Center.

Randy Fleming is the owner of Fleming Auto Center and Jackson County Tow Service in Blue Springs. He was the winner of last year’s Blue Springs Rotary Club Raffle, an annual event that is scheduled again for this year at 5:30 p.m. on March 27 at the Adams Point Conference Center.

1 Last year you won the Blue Springs Rotary Club car raffle. What happened after that? 

I received a lot of phone calls from well wishers. Then I had the difficult job of choosing just one of the awesome prizes.



2 Someone in the business community commended you for reinvesting in your business following last year’s raffle.

Well, just about the time I won the raffle, the city of Blue Springs awarded my tow company, Jackson County Tow Service, the towing contract for the city. This meant I needed to add another truck to my fleet, so I purchased a Chevrolet cab and chassis from Molle Chevrolet with my credit for a new car. Basically, the Blue Springs Police Department, mayor and City Council awarded the contract to Jackson County Tow Service, a Blue Springs-based business that strives to keep resulting revenues in Blue Springs. If you are in need of a tow or roadside assistance, please call Jackson County Tow Service at 816-228-2328 or check us out at www.jacotow.com.



3 Why is it important to participate in raffles such as the Blue Springs Rotary Club Raffle?

I donated my time and money to help with my business and the community. It’s important to network, especially now. I also do it to meet more people. 



4 Are you an active member with Blue Springs Rotary Club?

I’m not so much a member, but I have been active with them for six to eight years. You can learn more about them on their Web site at www.bluespringsrotary.org.  If you are interested in becoming a member, contact Justin Larkin at 816-896-9250.


5 How long have you been in business in Blue Springs, and what’s changed in the local business community in the last few years?

Probably the biggest change is Adams Dairy Parkway and all of the businesses going in out there.  But it’s also been sad to see the Missouri 7 and U.S. 40 area lose K-Mart and Wal-Mart. Hopefully the city can attract some business back in to those areas too. Technology has changed a lot. When I first opened my business I hand wrote my invoices. Now, I couldn’t live without a computer. We also used to talk on the phone a lot more. Now we e-mail and text message.


– Jeff Martin