Company founders of the Nashville, Tennessee-based Quickway Carriers--H. Steven George and Roger Blume -- have plenty of time and income for fun during their retirement. Bill Prevost, Quickway Carriers’ president and CEO of the company, explained George “is on a trip around the world,” and Blume “is skiing.” Prevost adds: “I don’t call them when they are not here.”

Such a luxurious retirement became available to George, who founded the company in 1960, and Blume, who led an independent management group that purchased it in 1991, thanks to the Employee Stock Ownership Plan they started.

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