We strive to offer the finest, jewelry quality car badges available anywhere. Our Christ centered business has been greatly blessed with success and wonderful clients. We thank God daily for His goodness.
Connie, my wife and best friend since 1963, and I relocated to Frederick, Maryland in September of 1998. This was after my retirement as a real estate broker in Hobart, Indiana. Connie retired as a nurse in Frederick in 2010.
Although successful in my real estate career, there was no built-in retirement plan. After my retirement, we soon realized that many things we had enjoyed so much were no longer affordable.
We began earnestly praying for God to help us find a way to supplement our income with a home-based business; utilizing my business experience, creativity, and computer skills.
We placed a small ad on the internet seeking advice to help us find an honorable home-based business that would supplement our income and still afford us enough leisure time to enjoy life. We made it clear in our ad that we were not interested in any “get rich quick” or “pyramid” schemes. Selling a quality product on the internet was overwhelmingly recommended.
After a thorough investigation, we made the decision to go forward with our car badge business. We have gone forward and have not looked back.
We launched our custom car badge business in September of 1999. The business has exceeded all of our expectations. This is a true testimony of how God will provide if we are willing to trust and wait.
The following is a brief history of my business background.
1998 to Present: Semi Retired. (and enjoying my car badge business)
1982 – 1998: Arnold R. Brown, Real Estate Marketing Co. Contracted with Springvale Townhomes in Schererville, Indiana, for Aldon Builders – Sold 135 town homes in less than 2 years. Plum Creek Town homes in Schererville, Indiana, for Oakcrest Corporation – Sold over 175 town homes in 4 years. Barrington Ridge in Hobart, Indiana for Greiner Builders – Sold 56 homes in 14 months.
Responsibilities: Established advertising budgets; planned marketing targets and strategies; designed brochures and sales literature; designed media advertising; hired, trained, and supervised salespeople; assisted buyers with changes, customizing, and obtaining financing; attended closings.
1968 – 1982: Munster Conservatory of Music, Inc., Owner: Owned and managed Baldwin Piano and Organ stores in Munster, Merrillville, and Valparaiso, Indiana. Hired, trained, and supervised all salespeople, employees and music teachers.
1950 – 1968: Professional Musician and Entertainer. Played guitar, upright bass and was lead singer with various traveling groups. Experience as a musician, singer and stand-up comic included Special Services while serving in the US Army.
Purdue University Department of Real Estate
Baldwin Sales and Management School; Cincinnati, Ohio
Greer College; Chicago, Illinois
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Baldwin Piano and Organ Company Award for Outstanding Salesmanship
Nominated for Who’s Who in Indiana
Date of birth May 23, 1932
“but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:25