Perry started working for Convenient Food Mart as a cashier in 1974. He quickly advanced to clerk, assistant manager and finally manager. It was here that he met his wife of more than 30 years, Janet. In 1990, he and Janet purchased the 16th Street location. Today, Perry continues to run the store that the couple co-own, while Janet manages the Main Street location.
For Perry, owning and operating the Convenient Food Mart has truly been a family affair. Over the course of many years, all three of his children worked in the store learning to stay focused.
In his free time, Perry enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, playing a round of golf, working out at Howard Long Wellness Center or playing a game of Blackjack at Wheeling Island. One secret to Perry’s success is that he learned very early on to cater to his unique neighborhood.