Standing the test of time!
World-famous brands like Kohler and Frigidaire have been part of our homes for 100 years or longer, so it sometimes feels like they've always been the powerhouses they are today.
The truth is every success story has a humble beginning.
In the case of Kohler, starting off in 1873 in Wisconsin, a cast-iron horse trough that doubled as a bathtub became the seed that grew into the expansive home product line we now know and love.
It takes a true visionary to start off with nothing and still see a great future ahead. America has had its fair share of such innovators - in fact, that's exactly what the Founding Fathers did in 1776!
To truly make a difference, you need more than a vision though. You also need commitment to stick it out through the hard times, like Frigidaire which made it through two World Wars in order to become a defining feature of Ame
rica's post-war success story.
Then once you've made it, it takes dedication to quality and responsibility in order to stay on top of the heap. A company that takes shortcuts and doesn't care about its reput
ation may rise quickly, but it won't last long.
All Pro Builders has all these qualities of a great American success story. All Pro Builders has never quit.
Humble beginnings? Check! Paul Paniagua started off as a one-man business in 1989, just a newly licensed contractor and his truck & tools.
Big dreams? Check! Paul was out there pounding the pavement every day in the beginning and soon started to expand his new company by inviting his father and eventually his nephews, Chris and Mike, to join up.
Hard times? You bet. None of us will soon forget the Great Recession (or as Paul refers to it: the Great Depression), when contractors were going out of business in droves. All Pro managed to adapt though, and only by the grace of God, made it through the other side stronger than ever.
A bright future? No doubt! As we continue to grow and innovate, we never forget the basics: honesty & integrity. These core tenets of our business have kept us afloat when so many others sank, and are now helping us move onward and upward. [Proverbs 2:7]
Our glowing customer reviews are a mix of clients who've only known us as one of the top contractors in Southern California and those returning clients (now friends!) who have been with us since the beginning.
All Pro is very proud of our 27 years in business so far and, with the vision and dedication to God, family and service that we've always had -- we know our story is just beginning!
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Known as "the Queen of Clean", she has channeled her often challenging life experiences into positive (and entertaining) stories in which we can all find the funny -- guys & gals alike! Decide for yourself while watching "
Did I say that out loud?
As both a father & funny-man, Tim takes us into his world and shares his
of pop songs aimed at disciplining children!
Enjoy : )
In the Community
Stand up for a good cause:
The holiday season is meant to be about peace & love - but sometimes shopping malls can seem like war zones! We all want to find the perfect gift to let our loves ones know we care, but it's hard sometimes to make ethical buying choices with all the hectic store-to-store trips.
If that sounds familiar, then we've got the perfect gift for you! [Sorry it's a week late.] We've recently discovered this list of companies*** that are doing just what we are talking about: standing up for a good cause. These
companies provide safe and fair working conditions for their employees.
They are doing their part to help others in impoverished countries to be a part of bettering themselves, while at the same time being a vital part of community and commerce in the world.
So, yes, Christmas has passed, but we can use this list all year long for the many other gift-giving occasions: birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, wedding showers...we are almost never without a reason to buy a gift.
***Special thanks to Melanie Dale
@ unexpected.org for compiling and sharing this list with the world!