Love took control of his uncle’s struggling coal operation and built it into the largest and most successful coal mining operation in the US. Through a series of acquisitions and mergers, Love was able to achieve broader economies of scale. His technology investments also enabled the company to improve its production efficiencies. The operation, which was losing money when he took the helm, was always profitable during his tenure. Love was also highly regarded for his fair union negotiations with John Lewis. In addition to building Consolidation Coal, Love was instrumental in orchestrating the turnaround of Chrysler Corporation in the early sixties.