Jason Mayers, owner of Great Bend, Kan.-based Superior Self Storage LLC, was named the 2017 NextGen Leader of the Year by the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development. The honor is given annually to an individual “creating a meaningful impact as a rising leader,” according to a source. Mayers received the award curing a ceremony on Saturday.
Superior operates four facilities in Kansas. The properties offer 24-hour access, drive-up units, online billpay and video cameras.
Mayers embarked on his first entrepreneurship as a child, mowing lawns for money. He kept the venture going until attending Kansas State University to study accounting. Upon earning his certified public accountant (CPA) designation, Mayers pursued his interest in real estate with his father by acquiring a duplex rental property. After his father was killed in an automobile accident, Mayers became owner of the family business, EQ Muffler.
Mayers was simultaneously a CPA with local accounting firm Adams Brown Beran & Ball, where he eventually became a partner. He’s been owner of commercial and residential rental companies Mpire Cos. and MGM Properties LLC since April 2004. In 2013, Mayers joined the Marmie Family as chief financial officer for its automotive interests including Marmie Ford Inc., Marmie GMC and Marmie Motors Inc., according to his LinkedIn page. He’s also listed as an owner.
“Jason has a strong desire and passion for the success of his hometown, like none other,” Nels Lindberg, a friend of Mayers who previously received a NextGen award, told the source. “Jason puts his money where his mouth is. He doesn’t just talk about ideas; he identifies a need and then gets after it. His impact on this community is almost immeasurable, but he has touched many lives and is definitely a rising leader in Great Bend.”
Mayers and his wife, Jayme, are active in the community, volunteering for several civic initiatives and nonprofits, according to the source. Together, the couple has three daughters between the ages of 6 and 11.