Edd Compton IV, Outstanding Young Alumnus
Ten years ago, Edd Compton took a one-employee, two-vehicle operation in Houston and turned it into thTe 14-employee, seven fleet vehicle business known today as Professional Fleet Service.
The 1994 and 1995 SHSU graduate with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial technology, became interested in entrepreneurship as a child, when after starting a lawn maintenance service and realizing his allergies were not “conducive to that business,” he hired two classmates to do the mowing. Compton furnished the equipment, did sales, scheduling, billing and collections.
During his freshman year of college, he opened PC Cellular and Protection Connection as a storefront business in the Rice Village Shopping Center where he sold wireless phones, pagers and vehicle security equipment. He closed the store when he transferred to SHSU.
Following his success with the service company, Compton started a sales business, which buys and sells fleet vehicles, boats and motorcycles. He also operates a full service shop and holds car, truck, boat and motorcycle dealer licenses.
Active in his community, he has served with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for more than ten years. He is on the Calf Scramble Arena Committee.
Compton, a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and the Order of Omega, lives in Houston. He is the son of Jack, also an SHSU graduate, and Sue Ann Compton, of Bellaire.