I decided to contact Travis Huisman last September to assist me in running Pallet Services, Inc., a pallet recycling company. I had worked with Travis in the past, several years ago, but have known him through other contacts as well. I felt we worked together, had similar philosophies and felt his background would be helpful in my situation. Coincidentally, I had heard from mutual friends that he was in the process of starting a new business venture, Flexure Accounting. After the death of the co-founder and President of Pallet Services, I was struggling to manage things on my own. Travis and I met. I explained my situation and he was interested in assisting me. We were able to come to a working agreement very quickly and I immediately felt relief. Although I had been involved with this company since its inception, I had never ran it on my own. Our main location is in Tacoma which is not close to where I work as the CFO. I was also struggling with the management of that facility. Travis came in and evaluated the situation. He took the time to assess the functioning of the plant and the personnel involved. He made recommendations which weren’t easy, but were in fact decisions that had to be made. These decisions addressed the lack of leadership at the location as well as the atmosphere of isolation that had been created. The changes were difficult and tricky. But Travis was there and we have since seen impressive results. These changes and adaptations take time to take hold in a company of this size. But they are clearly visible. This collaboration has had an added benefit to us both. I wanted a way to step back, possibly retire and Travis could see the opportunity. We are now working on a sale to Travis and another partner. Just in stress reduction alone, this experience has been a huge benefit to me. Travis came in and evaluated the situation. He took the time to assess the functioning of the plant and the personnel involved. He made recommendations which weren’t easy, but were in fact decisions that had to be made … The changes were difficult and tricky. But Travis was there and we have since seen impressive results.
President, Pallet Services, Inc.