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METAIRIE, La. — Joe was just a guy standing outside Lowe’s.

Just waiting for the store to open.

Then Joe opened up.

WGNO’s Bill Wood says Joe had an idea.

A contraption he created.

It’s called Handle & Haul.

It’s something Joe Porche needed after a drunk driver hit his car and changed his life.

Joe pitched his idea to Lowe’s.

In a contest with more than 1,300 entries, Joe was named one of the top entrepreneurs in all of America.