Ten-8 Fire Equipment, Inc. began with small facilities. A spare bedroom at home was Don’s first office, and the storage facility was his garage. Later the business relocated to a vacant mobile home.
Don’s son Dann, agreed to join his father and build the new business. Dann attended fire training school to better prepare him for this task. Dann soon took charge of the loose fire equipment segment of the business, and Don spearheaded the fire apparatus side.