Top 20 Professionals: Ron Carlson -- Carlson Music Center
Ron Carlson is the owner of Carlson Music Center in Alexandria and Carlson's Piano World in Plymouth.
The staff noted that they are "led by his example."
"Ron's positive attitude makes for a fun selling environment. He encourages us to be experts and to be knowledgeable and confident in the products that we deal with. Ron is a creative leader and a great boss."
Carlson regularly conducts and participates in outside sales events. These events are prime examples of his creativity and ability to adapt to changing market situations.
Carlson's involvement in the music business began in 1979. In 1988 he became sole owner of Carlson Music Center and later opened Carlson's Piano World. Through his diligence, hard work and excitement, he made tremendous steps in making both stores world premiere outlets for musical products.
Carlson is also an active member of the Alexandria Area Arts Association board and regularly provides pianos for concerts there.
"Ron's passion for music runs deep and is made apparent every day," noted staff members Blake Holte and Bob Wilken. "He is always encouraging individuals to learn a musical instrument, for he strongly believes that music builds character."