04/04/2017: Small Business Spotlight: Jafe Decorating
Small businesses are an extremely crucial part of American life because they are the lifeblood of our whole economy. Most businesses are small to medium in size and are basically the foundation upon which our entire country and economy was built.
Please enjoy our new quarterly feature called Small Business Spotlight, that will highlight a small business in our surrounding area. This quarter our Small Business Spotlight goes to Randy & Lisa O’Dell -Owners of Jafe Decorating located in Greenville!
Name: Randy O’Dell
Briefly describe your business: We are glass decorators serving the candle, floral, lighting and beverage markets.
When did your business start? 1978
How did you get started in this business? Lloyd Williams, our founder, was starting to grow his business and was looking for a controller. I interviewed and accepted the position in June of 1998. I was fortunate to have a mentor and father like figure teaching me the ins and outs of manufacturing, right up until Lisa and I purchased the business in 2010.
Where do you see your business in the next year? Projecting another record year. Working towards our 2020 vision of doubling the size of our company again.
How has Greenville Federal helped your business grow? In any business, it is important to develop relationships and create partnerships that mutually benefit both parties. Working closely together has allowed us to focus on growing our business while lowering our annual interest costs. Greenville Federal has been a phone call or email away from continued support of our growth and capacity plans.
What is the one thing about your business that people may not know? We have a lot of tour groups go through our business and the common theme is “We had no idea what you guys do.” We get numerous calls for all types of decorating but in the end, we are glass decorators serving various markets. JAFE is an acronym for our founders 4 children. (Jeff, Amey, Fred & Emilia)
What is your favorite thing to do when you are not working? Spending time with my wife and family!!!!! Enjoy basketball, baseball, golf and horse racing.
To learn more about Jafe Decorating, visit them online at www.jafedecorating.com