Meet the Owner: Waves & Flames
This Hartford Turnpike business offers service and sales.
Name of Business: Waves & Flames, Your Pool and Fireplace Shoppe
Address: 295 Hartford Tpke.
Owner: Debby McGrath is the manager. Her mother, Lauren Eramo, owns the business.
Years in business: McGrath has been with the business since it started five years ago.
When was the business started: June 1, 2007
Business Mentor: McGrath said her parents, Michael and Lauren Eramo, had a tractor-trailer repair business for close to 30 years. She has also met a lot of people in the industry and they rely on one another.
Quote to Live By: McGrath likes the quote, "Live every day to the fullest."
Family: McGrath is married and has four kids.
Like best about owning/running this business: "The diversity," she said. "Meeting different people. Solving issues and explaining how the products are supposed to work ... educating the customers."
Where you see yourself five years from now: "Hopefully, right here," McGrath said.
Facebook/Twitter: Waves & Flames is not currently on Facebook or Twitter, but you may visit the business' website by clicking here.
Hobbies: McGrath said she loves spending time with her family. They enjoy bowling.
Advice for someone new to the business: "Do your homework before you open. It's not as easy as everybody thinks it is."
About this column: Meet the Owner is a business feature highlighting local business owners.