A large shipment of NBA swingman jerseys just arrived, and Eddie Rivas excitedly tears open the box to find a fresh stock of 48 No.24 Kobe Bryant jerseys.
“These will be gone in two weeks,” says Rivas as he dials the phone to place another order.
Such is life for one of the most successful Pro Image owners in the country.The Lakers are in the NBA Finals for the second year in a row, and customers at Rivas’s seven Pro Image locations in the L.A.area can’t get enough of their home town team’s product.These are busy, exciting times for Rivas.But that’s no different than the last 13 years of his life as an owner operator of Pro Image.
To Rivas, 1996 seems like yesterday.He remembers fondly how hard he and wife Daisy worked to put themselves in a position to buy their first franchise. Born in Equador, and raised in Queens, NY, Rivas is living the American dream.He worked his tail off for 22 years and was a pharmaceutical sales manager at the time he was interested in looking to start his own business. Read more.