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Richmond man uses his Amazon delivery service business to uplift the community


RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – Ron Beauford is going above and beyond, leaving his mark on the community to empower employees to access ownership and financial well-being for the first time.

Beauford is a self-made businessman and U.S. Army veteran who owns Team Beauford Logistics, an Amazon partner delivery services company.

“Ron is a servant leader. He’s going to be there, side by side with his team to make sure everything is delivered on time and successfully,” said Johnny Lee, delivery operations manager for Amazon.

“Working for Ron is great. Ron is one of the best bosses I’ve ever worked for,” said Delivery Associate Patrick Black.

For nearly four years, Ron has used his company, Team Beauford Logistics, to not only hire but to uplift those around him.

“Ron likes to give back. A lot of the extra money he gives back to his drivers,” Black said.

Ron runs workshops to teach his employees about home ownership, financial planning and management.

“Just this month, I had sent my team information about Habitat for Humanity several times because the application process started on March 1,” said company owner Ron Beauford.

Ron believes that everyone should own real estate, a mindset he inherited from his father.

“My dad, to this day, he’s 86, and he’s still on the land in Alabama that his parents gave him to this day,” Beauford said.

Ron says his dad also taught him about leadership and how to treat others.

“My dad owned a Coca-Cola, and he instilled in my brother and I the importance of taking care of a customer on his route,” Beauford said.

It is such leadership qualities that motivate Ron’s employees.

“Actually, I live an hour away, and there’s a station much closer. and it would be much more convenient for me to work there in Stafford. but I still work here mostly because of Ron,” Black said.

“It means a lot; it means I’m touching someone,” Beauford said.

Touching the lives of his employees is what drives Ron, and he says if the people around him are successful, he’s happy.

“I want to create careers, but my goal is for you to be in another job and doing something else in 3-5 years, and I’m going to give you the tools and skills to take it to the next level,” said said Beauford.

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