Ram Fam Reunion - Preston Wimberly

Entrepreneurial alumnus uses skills from ASU to develop business

By Aubree Bailey
On November 30, 2017

Photo by Brit Raley
Preston Wimberly stands by the statue of the gum tree that he had commissioned during his time as SGA president. The statue is located in the UC.

Preston Wimberly, a native of the Dallas area, came to ASU in 2010 to play defensive end on the football team.

Wimberly participated in several different student organizations while on campus.

"I enjoyed getting involved. I enjoyed seeing the different aspects of how everyone chose to do their own thing and growing up in the process."

Along with being a member of the Honors Society and Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Wimberly also had a significant presence in student government.

"I ended up being the SGA president my senior year."

He was instrumental in getting the enforcement time of parking lots placed on signs, getting a statue made of the infamous gum tree and displaying in the UC, in addition to several other achievements.

"We got two international student seats appointed. We really got a lot of people involved; we had a lot of people in student organizations, that’s good- you want organizations involved in SGA," Wimberly said.

After graduating in 2014 with a degree in Political Science, Wimberly worked at an electrical supply company for a year and a half. Then, along with several of his friends from high school, he developed San Angelo To Go, a delivery service specifically for the city.

"It began with some emails," he explained. "We always knew we wanted to begin a business, and we had all been in the service industry before. It started with one of us dispatching orders and the other two driving orders, and we did about 5-10 orders a day."

The business has grown considerably since its founding in October of 2015. They do up to 200 orders a day and are employing over 50 San Angelo residents- including high school and college students.

"Now as the owners we focus on operations-trying to get it as fast as possible. Our job is to try to help everyone be the best they can be. We are actually creating jobs. It’s gotten to the place that we have a couple people whose entire families are living off of it. We also just opened up for breakfast." Wimberly said.

The company continues to develop and is in the process of looking for new features to include, such as grocery delivery, says Wimberly: "We’re also trying to add more features for customers. We’re talking to all the grocery stores about getting grocery delivery. I think we can do it efficiently, and it would be something that is helpful to everyone. We want to be the delivery company of the entire city in the most efficient way possible."

Wimberly believes ASU helped prepare him for his success in many ways: "ASU is the best, and it’s just going to keep getting better. I think ASU has all the tools to help you grow up and help you become mature and make you think differently. I think that’s invaluable."

The business owner urges students to truly embrace all ASU has to offer: "Take advantage of small classrooms and that you still get challenged and get to go participate in hands on activities. That side of ASU helped me get my hands dirty and get involved and not be scared- fear is one of the scariest things that messes people up a lot."

The alumnus also generously supplied readers a free San Angelo To Go delivery through the end of finals with the code "rampage2017".

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