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Monthly Archive: February 2015

Time for a Change

terryblogTerry1989At the age of 67, and with 25 years of running a small business in Indiana and 5 years of the same in Europe, it is the right time to turn the day-to-day operation of Firehouse and Firehouse B.V. over to youth, energy, and brainpower. Randy Baer has slipped into the chair behind my desk, and has taken the helm of both businesses as our new COO. He has developed his skill set over the last 20 years with Firehouse, and he is ready to lead us through the next 20 and beyond.

I can now get out from behind my (new) desk more often and spend more time nurturing our client relationships. I will also be focusing on new product implementation and new business development. All of a sudden, I am having fun at work again. This change has been a wonderful learning experience for me, and it has turned out to be a terrific boost to the company.

The take away from this is, I guess, you cannot really have anything until you have the willingness to give it away. Giving away my job of 25 years has given me a great new opportunity to bring exciting new products to Firehouse. I’ve spoken a great deal about automation in our industry, and the most exciting developments I am seeing at Firehouse are in this field.

Stay tuned,

Terry Corman
Firehouse CEO

Case Study: Doctors Express Urgent Care

PaulPicDoctorsExpressLogoDoctors Express Urgent Care is a new business in Indianapolis providing convenient, walk in medical care. They wanted to make a strong visual statement with their first location. Firehouse recommended a durable window mesh material on all nine exterior windows for dramatic impact and to help drive traffic to their door by highlighting their extended hours and no need for an appointment. The mesh allows a full window graphic without restricting the view from inside.

 

DoctorsExpress03A second location opened in January and that graphic success will likely be carried forward with all future locations.

“I like the graphics very much and feel they meet a huge ‘street visibility’ need for our first location. That added visibility is key for me. The service, guidance and technical support provided by Ted at Firehouse and others was huge in deciding what type of window wrap to use and why. I am very happy with the entire job – quality, speed, etc.”

– Brian Stanton
Owner & Managing Partner

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Firehouse wishes Brian and Doctors Express continued success.

Paul Meek
Vice President of Operations