Exceed’s 32nd birthday is November 4, 2019! To celebrate three decades of putting beautiful carpeting, flooring, tile, cabinets, countertops, and plumbing into homes and businesses we asked our owner, Haig Haleblian, what he loves most about this business:
“I love the people. At this stage of my business life, working with people is still fascinating. Even though the challenges are still there, our team has overcome many of those.” And, most importantly, Haig says that, “There isn’t a day that I get up that I don’t want to be here.”
Being in the business this long, Haig sometimes gets asked why he doesn’t retire, but he has a personal philosophy when it comes to this – why retire when you are doing what you love? To quote eight-time NHRA drag racing champion, Tony Schumacher, who shared about his champion dad, Dan Schumacher’s, long career in racing, “People retire to fish. If you’re a professional fisherman, do you retire and still do the same thing?” (The source of this quote is a great Auto Week article.) Of course, it helps having a team you love in a community you love as well!
Feeling nostalgic, we took a trip down memory lane going through old newspaper clippings from the years. Have a look at some of our favorites. You’ll see many pictures of our favorite community service activities like supporting breast cancer awareness, the Crystal Lake Food Pantry, Service League, and Big Brothers Big Sisters, as well as some pictures of young Haig!
Running a successful business for this long is no small feat, so we also asked Haig what it takes to be successful. Simply put, he said, “You’ve got to have vision and passion.” Vision and passion for design, business, and working with others.
We are happy to say that after all these years we’ve gotten to the next level and can’t wait to help you achieve your next home project!