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Total Home Supply
Mike started Total Home Supply in 2010. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on Total Home Supply?
I have a background in both retail and wholesale. I have been with wholesale distributors, retail appliance chains, and Internet-based companies. This background has helped me to learn what is important to succeed. Having watched many companies grow in the 70s, 80s, 90s and into the new millennium, I have seen them have explosive growth, then crash. This was a common thread. This was not what I wanted for Total Home Supply.
Our other founding members bring different talents to the team. Our data entry manager, Elaine. was the head of data entry at another company where she had 6 people on her team. Another member, Kathi, had a writer's background. Mickey Luongo, my son, learned from the ground up. He joined my previous company at the age of 14. He started in the warehouse where he learned everything from sweeping the floor to preparing LTL shipments. He worked his way up and eventually joined the management team and also got into sales. Stu has over 30 years in retail as the owner of Joe D’s Appliance selling major appliances in the northern New Jersey area.
I knew to build a better and long-lasting company, the key was to give customers a reason to make their purchases from us. Offering more knowledge of the products, the ability to help design the correct solution for their needs, and support and troubleshoot any issues after the equipment was purchased, would be the differentiator.