In an effort to promote local businesses and reinvest in our community, the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber has designed #Buybeachesfirst, a shop local movement.
When you shop with local beach merchants, more of your money stays close to home; supporting parks, beach attractions and other things that make this coastal community a desired place to live.
#BuyBeachesFirst Gets Personal
Each week, we showcase the core of a #Buybeachesfirst member and the passion behind what they do.
Q-Spect Home Inspections, LLC
Mike & Shannon Fiola
Goal of the #Buybeachesfirst Gets Personal: To show members of the community the core behind each small business and the passion behind what they do.
What is your current title and how long have you been in this role?
Mike & I are Co-Owner/Operators
Can you explain how and why you ended up owning this business?
After wrapping up lengthy careers in the communications industry and several years working for a General Contractor managing/maintaining estate homes, we decided to use our skills in Engineering, Project Management, Sales and Marketing to launch Q-Spect Home Inspections.
What was your passion or greatest motivator?
To help people make the best, most informed choice when purchasing what is usually their largest investment.
What would you say your business is most known for?
Delivering a quality inspection very quickly, and being a trusted go-to resource for home buyers and sellers looking for home improvement contractors.
What has been your proudest moment within this business?
We had a client that was a single parent looking to buy her first home after many years of saving. The home had been remodeled by the seller and was quite attractive. Unfortunately, upon inspection, it was discovered that the home had significant structural damage not readily visible. This discovery saved her $50k in repairs that she did not have but would have been necessary after the closing to ensure the home was safe. The client was beyond grateful for our commitment to helping her truly understand what she was purchasing so that she could make the best decision!
The TBBCoC strives to represent local independent beach businesses and connect them with you, our community-minded shoppers. That’s why we have provided a list of our local businesses HERE. Browse by category, city or keyword.
Whenever you shop local, tag #Buybeachesfirst.