Gary Good, a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and airline pilot/instructor, and his wife Magda, a funeral director, didn’t know much about the printing and shipping industry before buying the PostNet franchise in Flower Mound.
But one successful year later, they have just opened their second location in Northlake. Now those who have driven to Flower Mound can visit the full-service print provider, shipper, and shredder closer to home. They also will be able to attend a grand opening in September.
“The thought of going from a career I thought I’d do my whole life to owning our own business is just mind-boggling,” Magda said. “It’s exciting. It’s a challenge, and we both love taking on challenges. The community has been welcoming, so we only believe we will be successful.”
The couple met in 2005 when Good accompanied a soldier to her McKinney funeral home. They married in 2012.
Gary, 49, started a leadership and management consulting business in Illinois after retiring from the Army in 2016. A year later, he saw an ad for American Airlines/American Eagle/Envoy for former military helicopter pilots to become airline pilots based in Fort Worth.
Gary had been thinking about possibly buying a business, so he looked around DFW and saw the Flower Mound PostNet store for sale. When it was still available six months later in May 2020, he pursued it without originally telling his wife.
“I didn’t know he was plotting and planning to buy a business that would change my life,” she said. “He was going on a four-day trip and ‘by the way I bought this business,’ and then he left me.”
The Goods knew about PostNet through a friend in Illinois, so Magda warmed to the challenge. Then, three weeks after starting in Flower Mound, Gary met Northlake’s developer who said they were looking for a mail service provider after it was denied its own post office.
“I later re-engaged with him, and he said he had talked to about 10-11 similar businesses, and no one else engaged,” Gary said. “We’re honored to have received the Northlake CDC and EDC Pioneer grant, which helps new businesses start up.”
972.544.1230 | www.postnet.com | 100 Plaza Pl., Ste. 300 • Northlake, TX 76226
photo courtesy of PostNet of Northlake