Fairfax Bros Take On Philly Unions... and WIN
With all the talk of Fairfax becoming the next Detroit, we often overlook that we export some of our brightest young people, who then solve the world's problems.
Born in Fairfax County, Virginia, one of the richest regions in America, Matt and Mike Pestronk admit they’ve enjoyed some advantages. “We weren’t born on third base, like Pat claims,” says Michael. “I’d say we were born on second. Our parents put us through college. But they didn’t give us a dime, ever, toward this business, or provide any connections. We did this on our own.”
Ironically, their mother, Deborah, was once a dues-paying Teamster while working as a travel agent for Pan Am.
It's a long story, but a good read.