We have been in business since July 2007, but working in the Public Safety and Corporate industry for almost 18 years. Both of us have an extensive background in manufacturing, sales and customer service.
One of our theories is that you can never be too creative for a customer and great customer service should always be given. . Another is that “People buy from People they Trust”. We feel that it is important to have a philosophy in life and in business that is honest, hard working, direct and full of integrity. This is why we “Took a leap of faith” and went into business for ourselves. We decided that if we wanted to take care of our customers as we felt they should be taken care of, then we would have to create that company ourselves. Simply put we wanted to create unique products for customers that we loved to work with.
There are a lot of companies out there that use words like: Friends, Compadre, Customer Service, and really not mean it. But we truly do, and if you are a current customer then you know this to be true, and if you are a potential customer, then please give us a shot. You will not be disappointed. We might not be perfect, but we certainly strive to be.
I started working for my brother’s small business when I was 12, back in 1974. Selling and helping his customers. I was having so much fun and doing so well that he had to actually start paying me. I was fortunate to understand early in my life that I love serving and working with people.
I come from a long line of Family members being in Public Safety. My father was Navy and also a Police Officer for 32 years in California. My one brother is a retired Cop, I have three cousins all Firemen. So it is literally in my family genetics to work in this industry.
I moved to Utah in 1991 to be closer to family, and found myself once again working in Sales and Customer Service. I moved from Customer Service Manager, Inventory specialist, manufacturing, to eventually Sales Manager. So I have worn many hats in my career, and taken professional and life lessons from each and every one of them.
The road to owing my own company CCI, came about in a surprising way. I was working for a local insignia company in 1997, and by 2007 realized that I loved this industry and the people so much, but if I wanted to take care of the Customers & Friends in the way I felt was most important, that I would have to create my own company. So my best friend and business partner and I took a leap of faith and we just celebrated our 10 year Anniversary.
With my Family and Loved ones support, every day just gets better and better.
Life is good and I am truly blessed.
I grew up in a family business of sheep ranching and dry farming in Idaho. Being an entrepreneur is in my blood. I followed my dad around watching and learning as he grew his business and developed his customers and relationships.
I have worked in sales and manufacturing my entire working career which started when I was 16 in a retail sales position in a top of the line clothing store. From there I have been in bookkeeping, inventory control, purchasing and sales.
I too ended up working for a local insignia company and fell in love with the Public Safety industry. I started off in purchasing; I quickly became manager of that department. I then moved into outside sales, in making this move I found my true calling.
In the ever elusive quest in looking for the perfect company to work for I came to the conclusion that the company I desired to work for does not exist. In coming to this conclusion I decided I would need to create the kind of company I had always searched for. I took a leap of faith, believing that owning my own company was the best thing for me and my family as well as for the customers and friends that I love working with.
Thanks to the support of many which include my business partner, husband and all of my immediate and extended family as well as our ever loyal customers we are so happy to be celebrating 2017 as our 10th anniversary in business. Which having started this business at the beginning of one of the worst recessions is in itself a feat!