009: Building a Business as a Ministry with Skate Park Owner Kim D’Arezzo

skate park as ministry

In 2012, Kim D’Arezzo and her husband Brian bought an indoor skate Park in Queen Creek, Arizona.  Today it’s a hot spot for famous YouTubers and scooter enthusiasts looking for a wholesome environment.

The funny thing is Kim and Brian take NO MONEY out of the business. It is their ministry which they have used to train their children—Kaylee, Justin and Jacob—to be skilled, responsible and proactive business owners, and where they continue to train other teens to do the same.

Now if you’re a parent of a scooter fanatic, ask them if they know who Jacob D’Arezzo is. (He’s legitimately famous in the scooter world.) If they do, tell them you’re about to listen to an interview with his mom.

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In this episode, you will learn:


  • How challenges can help you know God is in control and bring you closer to Him.
  • How to resolve problems encountered with territorial distribution rights for products you sell.
  • How owning a small business can augment your homeschooling efforts.
  • How to use your business to create opportunities for self-promotion via social media.
  • How to establish and reinforce guidelines to create a wholesome environment at work.
  • Why Kim lets everyone know she is a Christian.


Resources, Places and People Mentioned:


Plato’s Closet resale clothing place:  http://www.platosclosetchandler.com/

San Tan Village Mall:  http://www.shopsantanvillage.com/

Scottsdale Kierland Commons Mall:  http://www.kierlandcommons.com/

Jacob D’Arezzo on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsEdnXddMnFaxUoVY04J6Q

Tanner Fox on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/MTflims

Gator Skin for skate ramps:  http://gatorskinsramps.com/



Finding AZ Grind and The Grind Shop Online:


AZ Grind Skate Park:  http://azgrindskatepark.com/

The Grind Shop:  http://www.thegrindshop.com/

The Grind Shop’s Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/thegrindshop/


Where to Find AZ Grind and The Grind Shop in Real Life:


The Grind Shop at San Tan Village Mall

 2206 E Williams Field Rd #104, Gilbert, AZ 85295

Phone:  (480) 786-9118


AZ Grind Skate Park

8743 E Pecos Rd #136, Mesa, AZ 85212

Phone:  (480) 888-0499


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