"Co-Owner since 2004" - Deb Erturk, ANIKS
Can you explain how and why you ended up owning this business?
"Our original focused product was insect misting systems. We began this business because I saw an advertisement for these in Texas where we lived at the time. Our daughter, Kayla, is allergic to insect bites and was not able to play outside much as a result. When I showed the ad to my husband, Al, he said 'if this works, we need to get into this business.' After diligent research, he asked, 'Where do you want to live?' I said I want to go back home to Tampa....so that is what we did. A few years later, we added our outdoor cooling line and soon the other outdoor comfort solutions followed."
What was your passion or greatest motivator?
"In addition to our daughter, we wanted to have a family operated business that would also be a ministry to others."
What would you say your business is most known for?
"Outdoor Cooling Systems TurboCool™"
What has been your proudest moment within this business?
"The success of our company manufactured TurboCool™ line of cooling. It is gaining national and world-wide recognition. "