In July of 1953, Elvis got a job at Crown Electric Company owned by James Tipler and his wife Gladys. Located at 353 Poplar Avenue in Memphis. The company's phone number was 5-4652.
When he first started working there he started as stock boy. He was later promoted to delivery boy. The youngest employee at the company, he was paid $1.25 and hour. While working there Elvis was also studying to be an electrician, Certified electricians earned $3 an hour at that time.
On Saturdays Elvis handed his $35.00 paycheck over to his mother. On several of his paychecks in mid-July of 1953, his first name was misspelled as " Alvis."