An Interview with business owner, Hector Escardo of Escardo Marine

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1. When did you start your business and why did you start it?

I’ve been working on boats since 1981 and I have extensive sailing experience around the world. I enjoyed working in the marine industry and opened this business in 1997. I still travel for projects and here are a few places I’ve traveled to Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Outter Banks, St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Panama.

2. What kind of products or services do you offer at your business?

My business offers a variety of products and services. We have a popular product called “Tuna Tubes”. My customers have started calling me the “Tuna Tube Guy”. We do custom fiberglass work, rod storage, cabinetry, bait wells, and more.

Escardo Marine has developed a new product for the marine market; a marine dehumidifier we market under the name “RiteAire Marine“. We are also dealers for various marine equipment manufacturers: Marquipt, Sea Wise, HRO, FCI, HEADHUNTER, STEELHEAD, UMT, and Nautical Structures.

3. How often do you shop at Fiberglass Coatings? What makes you a repeat customer?

I shop at Fiberglass Coatings at various times as I do travel a lot. Sometimes I will come twice in a day, twice in a week or every other week. Sometimes I’m too busy to come by the store and I’ll have one of my employees pick up products for me. I’m a repeat customer because the location is close by and you carry a large selection of items. I’ve been shopping here since 1997.

4. What products do you normally buy from Fiberglass Coatings? Can you tell us a specific product/products you buy and what you use them for?

At Fiberglass Coatings, I usually buy anything from resins, acetone, MEKP, gelcoat and buckets. My sales representative recommended for me to use semi-permanent mold release and have been very impressed with the product.

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Escardo Marine is located at 2401-C 28th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33713. They can be reached at 727-898-2010 or by email at hectora@escardomarine.com. Check out their online presence at www.escardomarine.com and click here to visit their YouTube channel.

An Interview with business owner, Mike Jenney of Mike Jenney Murals.

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1. When did you start your business and why did you start it?

I started my business 25 years ago. I’ve always been interested in artwork and wanted to attend Ringling Museum of Art, but I ended up attending Tampa Bay Technical and enrolled in the Commercial Art program.

2. What kind of products or services do you offer at your business?

I offer a variety of products and services at my business.
• Products
→ Prints
→ T-shirts
→ Portraits
→ 3D 360 Art

• Services
→ Custom airbrushing
→ Small to large scale murals

3. How often do you shop at Fiberglass Coatings? What makes you a repeat customer?

Depending on the project, I shop at Fiberglass coatings about once every other month or once a month. I’m a repeat customer because I like the convenience and the quality of the products.

4. What products do you normally buy from Fiberglass Coatings? Can you tell us a specific product/products you buy and what you use them for?

I buy everything from resin to spray foam from Fiberglass Coatings. I use the foam to create my molds.

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Mike Jenney Murals is located in Largo, Florida. You can contact them by phone at 727-584-3111 or by email at mjenney1@gmail.com.
They also have web presence at http://www.mikejenneymurals.com and https://www.facebook.com/MikeJenney?fref=ts.