This month, Laser Locators will have its 16th anniversary, which we will celebrate as our "Sweet Sixteen." Like any sweet sixteen, this celebration will look back at our growth and achievements over the past 16 years and also to our future.
From humble beginnings, we have grown Laser Locators into an industry leader. Over the past 16 years, we have grown to offer unmatched service and equipment to the ophthalmic and optometric industries. We have built our 12,000 square-foot headquarters, which we have staffed with some of the most skilled and dedicated employees in their fields. Our dedicated staff works tirelessly to ensure that we exceed our client's expectations, whether we are selling a replacement part, conducting a repair, or providing new and refurbished equipment. Our staff can also offer consultative services for those seeking to open new offices or expand their existing office capabilities.
It was only about five years ago when we purchased and renovated our existing headquarters. When we purchased the building, we were uncertain about what we would do with all the space. Joey Colarulo recalls, "Sean O'Donnell and I discussed the possibility of renting the additional space to tenants. I remember suggesting that we could turn it into a gym. However, it wasn't long after we completed the move that we found ourselves with a full warehouse."
Earlier this year, we broke ground on a new 15,000 square-foot building to house additional warehouse and office space. The new building will aid in the expansion of our inventory and service department. The new warehouse will allow our staff to have ample room to organize our parts inventory and house all the tools required to service and refurbish equipment. You can see our progress on the new building here.
We want to thank all of the loyal customers who have entrusted Laser Locators over the past sixteen years. Your patronage and guidance have helped us to become an industry leader. With your help, we have been able to stay abreast of industry changes and provide the equipment and service needed. We look forward to continuing to support your practices in the coming years.
Joey has been the Vice President of Laser Locators since March 2015 and a Managing Partner since 2012. He joined the company in 2011.
Joey has significantly contributed to Laser Locators' growth, including the development of a full service and parts department. He has streamlined the sales and procurement departments by redeveloping processes and implementing new systems. Through Joey's efforts, Laser Locators has tripled its sales volume and added 13 new positions.
Joey has over 20 years of experience in global internet sales and marketing. His expertise in analyzing the marketplace and leverage the latest e-commerce technologies has enabled Joey to drive exponential sales growth year over year.
Originally from Philadelphia, Joey earned his Bachelor's degree in Financial Management and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rowan University.
Outside of work, Joey is involved in the Westchase Charitable Foundation, a local non-profit that provides direct assistance to those in need. His interests include vintage BMWs and rare sports cards.