Troy White, owner
1625 N. Carson St.
Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
What I do: We sell guitars, drums, public address gear, and we rent and sell all of the world-class brands in band instruments. We are also a full-service repair shop.
Why I moved my business: In our prior location, we became the last musical influence left in the building. We had a remote location, off Mallory Way, and our customer base had doubled. We have moved to the main drag in Carson at the old Bead Store next to FISH. We are also looking for a location to host our second annual "Battle of the Bands," which may or may not happen. If it does, we are looking to move the event to August or Nevada Day.
Family: Cornerstone Music is a family business that includes Tammy Hartman White, financial manager; Joshua Hartman, general manager; Ariel White, the head of band instrument sales; and David White, custodial supervisor.
Business accomplishments: Getting endorsements from Gibson, Kustom, Halo, B.C. Rich, GHS/Rocktron and Fender Accessories.
My inspiration: King David, the exceptional musician and giant slayer of the Old Testament, and Edward Van Halen.
My favorite artist/album: "Van Halen 1984" and anything with Sammy Hagar. If Sammy would have sung on "1984," that would have been the best album of all time.