About Us: Meet The Fish Man
Business PhilosophyWe founded the Fish Man in 1997 to provide reliable, professional aquarium services for clients in the Fort Worth-Arlington area. We do business the old-fashioned way: with a handshake and services exceeding expectations. We love tropical fish and help our busy clients enjoy their aquariums. We treat each of our customers like family. Taking care of the client is just as important as taking care of the aquarium. In our view, these two things cannot be separated!
PersonalMarried since 1996, wife Barrie and two children.
HobbiesPlaying guitar, family activities, tropical fish, photography, writing, watching sports.
Employment Experience1985-1996 The Aquarium Pet Center: Owner and Manager
Troy cut his teeth in the aquarium business when he started working for Mike McCurry in 1985. Working for Mike was an invaluable experience in learning how to operate a pet store. The Aquarium was one of the best full-line pet shops in the state of Texas. It was an amazing store and an exciting time in the pet industry. They had customers who would drive hundreds of miles to shop there.
Troy worked in various areas of the store until 1992, when he became the owner. In a five-year period, the store grew tremendously. He decided to sell the store in 1996 and to return to college.
1994-1995 Aqualife Inc.: Owner and Vice-President
Troy learned a great deal about the wholesale distribution of livestock. Aqualife sold fish to a five state area and set an all-time sales record in the first month of the new ownership.
1997-Present The Fish Man Aquarium Service: Owner-Operator
Troy started The Fish Man Aquarium Service to pay the bills while he was in school. The company continued to grow since inception and is still growing today.
EducationBachelor of Arts in English Minor in Writing, UT Arlington (2001)
Academic awards include: Summa Cum Laude, 4.0 GPA, English Dept. Award for Academic Excellence, Alpha Chi Honor Society, Golden Key Honour Society, and Honor Scholar at President's Convocation for Academic Excellence.
Master of Education in Teaching, UT Arlington (2005)
Academic awards include: 4.0 GPA and Dean's List (2005)
You've got questions...Further questions? Please e-mail Troy.