Neal started his company is South Bend, but after a couple of decades (in 2008) he moved his lot to Osceola. When asked, "Why move to a community that is so much smaller?" he replied proudly, “There are a lotta hillbillies in Osceola, just like me. You know, good ole boys just like in the small town where I grew up in Beaver, Ohio. Beaver is a one stoplight town where everybody would know what you did before you walked in their back door. I guess I feel right at home in a place like Osceola."
Today, out of that small lot, Neal sells about 120-130 cars each year, which keeps him nice and content. And while M & N has had a few employees over the years, Neal has decided to simplify things and run the company himself. “Small business people understand this for sure: we are always fighting our own government, and, unfortunately, due to all types of regulations and government intervention, we just keep getting beat up more and more. In the long run it doesn’t just hurt the small business, it eventually makes it harder and harder to be able to hire or keep people so it hurts everybody. So at this point, I really prefer no employees. I guess I’m just going to slow down a bit.”