Client Case Studies

DA DavidsonFormer College Football All-American Teams with McQuaig & Welk

From standout college player at Western Washington University to financial consultant with D. A. Davidson & Co. in Wenatchee; Wade Gebers has continued to believe in the benefits of a coach, even in the business arena.  “I realized the importance of a coach as a college player.  My coach helped me set and obtain my goals.”  Gebers was the kicker for WWU from 1993 to 1996. Since 2005 Wade has worked with John McQuaig to set goals for his business and keep him accountable to meet those goals.  “Using a sports analogy, John is similar to a coach to me.”

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McQuaig Helps Pool to Spa Services Ride the Wave to Future Success

Rick Specht, owner of Pool to Spa Services in Wenatchee, has seen much success in the past few years – and he plans to keep it that way.  “I want to make sure my business is on the right road to continued, lasting success,” Rick explains.

Rick started Pool to Spa services in 1993.  “I had been in the industry for 17 years and the timing was right to start my own business.  I really felt like there was a good market for a Pool and Spa service company in the Wenatchee Valley.

Rick has worked with McQuaig & Welk the last few years.  “In 2006 I worked with John to create my One Page Business Plan.  As it turns out we outpaced our 3 year goals in one year.”  In the spring of 2007, Pool to Spa Services and McQuaig & Welk joined forces again for a new project; a broad reaching business improvement program.  “I really want to make sure that as my business grows all my internal operations and systems are in place for building a strong, healthy company.  I also wanted to make sure we didn’t have any business issues that I couldn’t see.”

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McQuaig & Welk delivers a seamless sale of the business for Miniblinds & More

Richard Ehrenberg and his wife officially retired as of May 31st, 2007 – for the 2nd time.  Rick’s first career started in 1952 with JC Penney.  Richard worked his way through the ranks, eventually managing his own stores in South Dakota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.  After 31 years, he retired and the Ehrenberg’s found their way to Wenatchee.  In 1989, they opened Miniblinds & More.  “My wife and I really enjoyed it.  We never felt like it was a job.  It was always a pleasure going to work.”  After 18 years of serving their customers they decided it was time to slow down.  A casual conversation with a sales rep eventually led to an offer to buy the business.  The negotiation began and after three other parties were interested in purchasing the business, Richard and Shirley settled on the original offer and sold to the Bobysuds.  The couple, who already has experience in the Miniblinds industry, took over the business on June 1st.  The Ehrenberg’s will stay on as mentors.  “We know the Bobysuds will do a great job and take Miniblinds & More to great heights.”

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