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November 4th Meeting
November 4, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pmFree
Speaker: Jay Stong, Salter’s Fireplace & Patio
Having worked for Salters for three years, Jay Stong began to manage all aspects of the fireplace business for the Salter’s Family and under his guidance, sales grew from $700,000 in sales to $1.4 million annually in just 7 years. And in that year, 1999, he was offered the opportunity to purchase the fireplace portion of the business. Although in the worst financial position of his life at that time, he managed to do so, and now twenty years into their ownership and with three partners, they have two fireplace and patio showrooms, one pool and spa showroom, a propane company and two property companies.
In January of 2019, a devastating fire destroyed their flagship Eagleville showroom, which was in the original Salter’s building on Ridge Pike. By God’s grace, everyone was safe, and has since directed and guided them in their current recovery and success. Jay will share with us the story of the past, the present, and plans for the future of their business.
You won’t want to miss this story of perseverance, triumph, success, devastation and recovery, as well as the lessons we can all learn from his experiences.
Menu: Whatever you care to make!