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Hot Springs Company Adds Employees
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 · 12:00 am
HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas (Oct. 15, 2014) — Window Source, a part of the third largest window retailer in the nation, announced expansion of its local operation. With the help of the Hot Springs Metro Partnership, Window Source entered into an agreement to purchase its new Hot Springs facility from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC). Since the purchase of the new facility, Window Source has already doubled their staff with plans to continue adding jobs over the next five years. “All of this could not have been accomplished without the help of the state of AR and everyone involved, from the AEDC, Hot Springs Metro Partnership and Greater Hot Springs Chamber Of Commerce,” said Shaun Keefe, owner of Window Source.
Window Source started in November of 2011, as a rental property company. Owners Morgan Wiles and Shaun Keefe soon transitioned to selling and installing windows. It wasn’t too long before the business required them to hire their first employee and before they knew it they had seven employees and three salesman.
Before the procurement of the new facility, Window Source employed 11 people and had no more room for growth. They searched for six months for a building that they felt could meet their current needs as well as their future growth plans.
Since Window Source has moved into their new location, 101 Millcreek, they have increased their monthly sales and more than doubled their staff. They are also expanding out of Arkansas into Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and are currently in the process obtaining Nashville, Tennessee. Additionally, they have contacted the President of The Window Source brand and are currently working with him to become the national training center for all of The Window Source stores nationwide. Keefe said, “Our ultimate goal in obtaining this building is to have over 100 employees and have gross sales of over 20 million annually, within the next five years.”
Jim Fram, CEO/President of the Hot Springs Metro Partnership said, “The number one reason for corporate headquarters location decisions is based on where a company is 'born.' ” We are extremely proud of Window Source being 'born' here and we applaud their growth into this new facility.”
The Greater Hot Springs Chamber Of Commerce is Hot Springs’ leading advocate and champion for business. The Chamber leads economic growth and development in the Hot Springs Metro area. More than 1,000 Hot Springs area businesses and individuals are Chamber members. The Hot Springs Metro Partnership is the economic development organization working toward new jobs and new capital investment for Hot Springs, Garland County, and the region. The Partnership is a public/private partnership funded by Garland County, the City of Hot Springs, and private investors.
For further information, contact Lacey Garner at 501.321.1700 or