With the uncertain state of financing in the water treatment industry, WQP’s managing editor, Stephanie Harris, recently spoke with Andrea Swiney, vice president of sales and marketing for Aqua Finance, to gain insight to the current financing situation and what it means for water dealers.
Brian Bayford, owner and president of WaterPro, Inc., recalls his company’s first offices: a simple desk outside he and his wife’s bedroom in their eastern Virginia home.
“It was just my wife Dorothy and I and our Great Dane running the business,” Bayford said. “Within the first year, we grew, got a receptionist and built an addition onto our home so we could warehouse the products. Then we had to build an extra driveway so all the tractor trailers could fit. When we reached 12 employees, the neighbors were getting a little upset, so we moved into a real office and warehouse.”