How we started
It would be nice to say that FFS was started because I had a passion for insurance, but that would not be true. The company was started because I wanted to create a business that could provide good jobs for myself and my "work-family". Unfortunately, like many businesses across the country, the company that I had spent over 20 years working to make great began the process of laying off US employees and outsourcing our jobs overseas. Watching so many people I love go through that process was heart-breaking.
As I continued to watch the lay-offs impact more and more families, I noticed that there was a fairly large pool gathering of extremely talented people who were all looking for jobs. After 20 years together, many of those people weren't just co-workers, they truly were an extension of my family. That family had taken a little company in a basement in south-west Georgia, and turned it into a true titan in the telecommunications industry. Unfortunately the company outgrew it's small-town roots, but it left behind family of people with a world-class skillset. With a family as capable as this, I knew we could start a successful family-run business. All we needed was the right product, and we certainly found it.