iDeal Solution for Florida Powder Coater
Manufacturer relies on vendors’ expertise for new system.
Sometimes the best business plans aren’t created in a paneled corporate meeting room, or even in the hallowed halls of a prestigious Ivy League university.
They often arrive by coincidence, fate or just plain old friendship amongst parents standing around a sandlot watching their kids play tee-ball.
That was the case for Michael Siegel and Doug Brady, who found themselves standing around watching their son’s baseball practice one day and struck up a conversation about a shared dream of one day owning their own business.
Today, that dream is a reality in the form of iDeal Aluminum Products, which designs and manufactures aluminum fences, railing and gates for customers all over the U.S., with a new powder coating system that can handle parts as long as 55 feet.
It was in Atlanta in the summer of 2000 when they started talking about the crazy idea of being entrepreneurs. Of course, careers got in the way. Siegel was a lawyer and a certified public accountant, and Brady worked in building materials, both on the operating and the financial side of the business.
They remained friends over the years—even after Brady moved to Florida—and kept talking about their dream.