Some Of Our Clients We Call Friends and Family
We are blessed to help serve such a vibrant array of businesses and individuals in our community and beyond. Below are some of our amazing clientele, each is so unique in so many ways, these short blurbs can hardly describe these business gems and the talented individuals behind them.
Every now and again, there comes a place that you can go to religiously and where you will leave all you have in that one space. The area that I call my second home is Gett-Itt Core Fitness.
This gym trains elite level obstacle course racers, runners, and other athletes from various walks of life. Joe Rivera is the owner and a close friend of ours that we have the great pleasure of training with, he knows everyone by name. I have never met a more honest person that wears his heart on his sleeve. Joe is a retired Marine and retired as Sergeant Major during active duty. A big secret about the gym is that they offer exclusive weight loss programs that actually work. The machinery that they use is state of the art, and have helped countless gym members shed hundreds of pounds – I am not just saying praises, I can attest from personal experience having lost over 90 pounds with the clinical exercise physiologist Jennifer Benatis, no one was able to help, after trying many trainers and nutritionists, all failed, all except, Jenn! Check them out if you are ready to achieve your fitness goals at https://gett-ittcorefitness.com/.
Here is another rare find, please meet Mr. Kam Lee from Kam Lee Acupuncture & Martial Arts.
Any company that has stood the test of time is one great company. This next business was born the same year Angie and I were born, 1976, wow, how cool is that? Allow us to introduce you Giglio Signs!
As mentioned, Giglio Signs has been in business as long as we have been alive, and that is not an exaggeration. They are certainly doing things right, and you better believe that everyone in town uses them for signs, from real estate agents to local businesses like ourselves. What an outstanding job! Just take a look below for one of the signs masterfully produced for us.
The man behind the machine has retired, and in his place, the Giglio team welcomed a young entrepreneur and avid soccer player, Mr. Kane Bailie. Kane is quite an outstanding character that had worked for Giglio for years before having purchased the business from the original founder. Kane is no newbie in the business environment and really rocks the boat when it comes to getting things done for his newly owned business.
Kane is not just simply standing by and working the same old formula, he is constantly evolving and growing his craft and Giglio along with it. We cannot wait to see in which direction he will take his company next.
We are blessed to serve such a great team of professionals. If you are ever in need of some really awesome signs, look no further, they will do right by you, and you will be happy you went to them.
We sat down with our current client and owner of a thriving local State Farm Agency and interviewed Kim Lego; her story is remarkable.
Growing up in NYC in the 80’s and 90’s, I was inspired by iconic role model women in business like Judith Light, who played the fictional character Angela from Who’s The Boss, or Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and The City, even Greg was into the show.
Kim and her husband Dave met when they worked their first jobs out of college, both working for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Kim was placed in the recent college grad Management Trainee program and was responsible for running a “sink or swim” environment. The short training course turned into a fourteen-year solid career overseeing 200 employees.
At Enterprise, Kim rose to the top despite her “tiny stature.” She proved she could do great things, and eventually, she followed her heart, left the stable environment of Enterprise, and was not afraid to risk opening her own business, a life-changing move; thus, State Farm at Bartram Park was born.
The first few years were tough. Their life savings were all invested in the business set-up. There were many challenges along the way, but as most business owners, Kim knew that anything worthwhile would not be easy.
Her philosophy has always been to manage your business by sales rather than by expenses. As she put it, “Think big.”
Her focus has always been on her team. She makes sure to over-hire, as the key to success is working with the right talent and putting them first.
As a leader, Kim’s job is to nurture their abilities, motivate them, and help them grow. This methodology has been a brilliant strategy for Kim’s business, and the numbers speak for themselves. Of 19,000 US insurance agencies, her agency ranks 72 nationwide in the multi-line insurance business!
What inspires her? The love of seeing the State Farm tent hitched up at charity events and the terrific Halloween costume contests that the State Farm team members throw on annually.
Please meet CM Photography LLC – A local small business here in Jax; check out the work here. We conducted a quick interview, and found out there is so much more than meets the eye with this rising star!
Q: What inspired you to become a professional photographer?
A: To create an amazing life that leaves a legacy, follow a passion that makes me come alive, positively impact those around me, and once my business grows large enough, provide employment opportunities for others so that they too can create a great life for themselves. It was out of the desire to create that led me to photography and filmmaking. I always admired artists and the works they would create, and I knew that this was going to be my art-form, and my commitment would be to give my clients the highest quality work that stands the test of time.
Q: What have you done by trade before?
A: After college, I went to work in the corporate world before pursuing photography and filmmaking.
Q: What is the favorite thing about what you currently do?
A: The people I get to meet and interact with are among the best parts of my job.
Q: What are some hurdles you have faced to get you where you are now?
A: As I’m still in the start-up years of my business, I’ve had to invest everything I have in my company. I realize that there is risk in this, but I believe in what I am doing and the work that I am creating for my clients, and in the end, I know my business will succeed. I think Franklin D. Roosevelt said it best in saying, “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.”