Jim Melesky has started ESS Energy Products Inc. in the family garage about 10 years ago, making the Energy Guardian attic access cover, an energy seal for attic entrances.
Initial distribution of the Energy Guardian was within about a 90-mile radius before going wider.
"We literally started with a product in the garage, then to having our own workshop and seeing the trucks pull up almost daily and then going to different distributors across the county and now into Canada. It is terrific to see it happening," Jim Melesky said.
Joined by sons Mike and Dennis Melesky the company has expanded its national retail profile and has stepped onto the international stage as well.