Those where defiantly some good and very different times. Looking back a lot has changed, but some things have not changed at all. Some of the important things that have not changed is our philosophies and commitments about our dealer relationships, our TIC family and our ability to use common sense buying practices. These things have really never changed. Yes, today we have modern day tools to help us make sound financial decisions, but we still use the same matrix. Yes, we still have great relationships with our dealers /distributors who we do business with. In fact most of our long timers, including our first dealer, are still active today -- that’s over 30 years of financing with us! They truly are raving fans for us. Yes, we really do promote and project a family atmosphere here at TIC. We have many happy raving fan employees who have tenure anniversary’s dating over 17 years. This is one of my favorite and most enjoyable aspects of my career -- getting to see these employees 5+ days per a week! I enjoy hearing about what our employees are doing in their everyday life experiences because they are part of the TIC family.
And lastly, yes, we really do still use good old fashioned common sense lending when we are trying to purchase contracts. This philosophy of Common Sense Lending is a 30 plus year old practice still used at Time Investment Company!