I want to focus this post on my wife – Terry. She’s my partner in life and in business ‐ going on 43 years. There would not be a Studio Displays without her. She prompted me to go out on my own way back in
1980. Those days were very difficult starting a business from the ground up,…but things got better, through hard work, and investing every dime back into the business. It takes a special woman to put up with all Terry does and continually keeps her faith in me.

She has taken care of the financial things at the company since the early 80s. I remember her having to do payroll by hand, every week for around 60 employees without a time clock that automatically figured the total hours. Needless to say, at year’s end, we purchased a new time clock.

I don’t know how she did it ‐ raising three young kids and lugging around a giant ledger book – no computers back then, but she did!

We have been partners at home and at work, and it has been a great partnership. I’m proud of what we have built, and now the kids are positioning to take over.

So, thanks Terry, I love you and appreciate all you’ve done!


Tom wrote a series of Rants before he passed. This one is about his wife Terry. Studio wanted to share those kind words with you in honor of Mother’s Day.

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