TARPON SPRINGS — Given that staying founded by David Howard in 2013, the main mission of VetCor, a property restoration business staffed by veterans and these who share very similar values, has been to deliver quality and effective operate for homeowners who have endured drinking water- and mold-related injury challenges.
“We’re a military services-owned and operate, and like-minded, support firm related to ServPro or ServiceMaster,” Paul Huszar, the company’s president and chief govt, stated throughout the grand opening of VetCor’s to start with Pinellas County department June 11. “We do h2o mitigation, hearth mitigation, flooding, mould disposal, essentially anything at all that would cause a home owner to phone their insurance policies enterprise.”
Huszar, an engineer and retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army who reported he was Howard’s initial employ, attended the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce’s ribbon-cutting party together with Tarpon Mayor Chris Alahouzos, commissioners Connor Donovan and Costa Vatikiotis and U.S. Congressman Gus Bilirakis. He stated the most important explanation prospects select VetCor is because of to their, properly, main values.
“When does a veteran present up? Early, mainly because early is on time and on time is late!” Huszar exclaimed. “It’s all about dealing with individuals with dignity and respect, and people today are so grateful when you show up on time. We want to get in, get out and entire the mission.”
Whilst the absence of four-hour assistance-call windows is one particular cause for prospects to phone VetCor, which at this time has eight franchises in 4 states, like five in Florida, it is the top quality of function and the perseverance of the employees which is helped the company receive accolades, together with being named a “Fast 50” expanding organization honoree by the Tampa Bay Enterprise Journal in 2019. The combination of shared army assistance and business enterprise expertise is what led to the opening of VetCor’s very first Pinellas franchise in Tarpon Springs, according to department owner/supervisor Mike Caswell.
“I’ve lived in Tarpon because 1977, went to Tarpon Higher and coached soccer here for 20 years,” stated Caswell, a U.S. Coastline Guard veteran who actually coached Commissioner Donovan in youth football.
“This is my community and I desired to be portion of setting up something in my community.”
Caswell described how next a long time in the insurance coverage field he switched to the water mitigation facet in 2011, which ultimately led to a collaboration with Huszar and VetCor on some advertising and marketing operate.
“I instructed Paul, ‘Whenever you open up a franchise in Pinellas County, I want in!’” Caswell recalled. “I have knowledge in the insurance policy component, so I can help. I have all these applications in my instrument bag to make it transpire. It’s a excellent industry, and I like supporting people.”
A number of decades afterwards, the ribbon-reducing, or “activation” ceremony, for Caswell’s shop, which is guiding a strip plaza on U.S. 19 around Klosterman Street, was held beneath a potent midmorning sun. Dozens of attendees, which include Bilirakis, stood at notice even though Huszar introduced a “guidon,” or small flag, to Caswell with the new branch’s information on it.
Afterward Alahouzos, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps reserves, thanked Caswell for opening his company in Tarpon Springs.
“I’d like to congratulate Mike on opening his new small business here in Tarpon,” the mayor mentioned. “Mike has been right here for lots of, several many years, he’s coached the Minimal Spongers for a extensive time, and I’m so happy he had the opportunity to open this business enterprise right here.”
When asked if he felt VetCor’s armed forces-fashion method to serving householders would be successful, Alahouzos explained, “nowadays, appointments aren’t saved, so I think folks value the armed forces way. In the course of my daily life I have normally said if you’re on time, you’re late! Be 10 minutes early! And because of this I’m beneficial they will be really productive, and I persuade the persons of Tarpon Springs to assist them.”