I am writing this opening blog post during the final days of 2020. I can’t help but reflect back on the 20 month journey and all the challenges I have encountered to bring the TOOLing Around Tool Caddy™ to the market. Challenges that began with overcoming great odds. The first one was that I was the “little guy” in a world of the Big Box Store pecking order. I only wanted the design and manufacturing professionals to just return my phone calls. Once I got some traction in those areas, it became very real for me and funding was next, which I was willing to personally risk a retirement fund to bet on myself. I also know the toll that the COVID virus has taken on many families during the last nine months, for which I am very sorry. It has been a huge challenge in so many ways and I have many people who have come “alongside” (with social distancing – lol) to keep the TOOLing Around Tool Caddy dream moving forward.
With a new year come new resolutions; and if we could, we would all resolve not to go through another 2020 type year. Let’s hope that modern medicine can make a difference. I also have high hopes for my debut product – the TOOLing Around Tool Caddy™. This product solves a very frustrating problem of how to transport your long handled tools. No longer will you watch your tool(s) fall out or have to leave them behind just to make a second trip. This is truly another set of hands for the Lawn & Garden / Landscape enthusiast.
Lastly, I want to say that I could have pursued having this product made in China and sold it for $25.00 or less. Yes, CHEAPER for you and MORE PROFIT for me, but my priority for this company is to make high quality, innovative tools and equipment LOCALLY (Ohio, Midwest, USA – You get the idea…). Every TOOLing Around Tool Caddy™ purchased is supporting countless local families and that is worth the extra $5.00 in my book!