Premier Top Solutions Inc. is a countertop fabricator in Richmond, Virginia. On July 31st, owner Robert Decusati sold the company to a local man, Charles Davis. Decusati said, “There were two other suitors for the business, but Charlie has been in the countertop fabrication business for 25 years. He is well known in the industry and he offers my currentemployees job security. There will be a transitional period of two months or so while we make sure that all stakeholders know and understand what is happening.”
Robert Decusati bought Premier Top Solutions Inc. in February, 2013. The company has been in existence for about 16 years and sells to Lowes, Home Depot and major local builders. During the 2½ years that Decusati has held the reins, he has improved shop floor productivity and throughput and shortened delivery times. He also implemented new IT systems.
The sale of Premier Top Solutions reflects another side to Robert Decusati. After graduating in Finance from Fairfield University, he spent twenty- years in positions of increasing seniority as a finance professional. Before starting a career in finance, however, he was at Saint Thomas Seminary in Connecticut. The move to finance came about after he determined a career in business was more to his liking but the time and fantastic education gained while at Saint Thomas was invaluable.
A company has employees and the employees have lives outside the factory – friends, family, dreams and ambitions – and Decusati recognized that those things cannot be ignored when the company they depend on for employment passes from one owner to another. It was therefore very important to Robert Decusati that the new owner should be someone who could be relied on to provide security of employment to the people who worked for him. At the same time, he considered the needs and interests of his customers and the fact that Mr. Davis had twenty-five years of experience in the business and could relate to the needs of customers was important in selecting the buyer.
Robert Decusati has enjoyed his time as a business owner but now intends to return to his long-term interest in being a senior finance executive.
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