Regional Partnership Welcomes New Investors
Dickmeyer Boyce Financial Management
Dickmeyer Boyce Financial Management is here to help our neighbors meet their financial goals. As fee-only financial advisors, they see their role as designing a logical process for addressing the financial parts of their customer’s life, so that the customer’s resulting plan yields results that keep them on schedule. They do this in a way that consolidates all aspects of their customer’s financial life so that they can understand how their unique plan is working for them. Dickmeyer Boyce Financial Management sees this framework as necessary to create possibility and opportunity so that customers can go about living life instead of worrying about whether or not they are on the right path to success.
“My interest in joining the Regional Partnership was as simple as joining a group of motivated folks who want to make Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana a better place to live, work and play. Those involved with the Regional Partnership want to help foster opportunities for all members of our region to participate in the American Dream,” said Ian Boyce, principal owner of Dickmeyer Boyce Financial Management.
Franklin Electric is a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of products and systems focused on the movement and management of water and fuel. Franklin’s product portfolio covers a wide range of markets and serves all corners of the world. They offer pumps, motors, drives, and controls for use in a wide variety of residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial and municipal applications.
Founded in 1944, and named after America’s pioneer electrical engineer, Benjamin Franklin, Franklin Electric continues to follow the core of the founders’ strategy by continuously improving their products and processes to deliver valuable and innovative solutions that better serve their customers’ needs.
Franklin directly employs more than 5,000 people in its global locations and touches the lives of millions of end-users of their products. They thoughtfully consider and continuously recognize the impact businesses make on the people of these communities and on the environment. Franklin Electric is proud to be headquartered in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana. Franklin was founded in Bluffton, Ind., and in 2013, moved the Global Headquarters to Fort Wayne.
“We strongly believe that Northeast Indiana is a great place to live, work and study, and we have a great opportunity to increase its visibility. We’re vested in this community we call home, and have decided to collaborate with Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership to help build our community and our business within it,” said Johnathan Grandon, chief administrative officer at Franklin Electric.
Master Spas is a manufacturer of hot tubs and swim spas sold by a network of dealers across North America and Europe. In Northeast Indiana and across the state, however, Master Spas sells directly to the public. Customers can tour factory showrooms or find Master Spas at local fairs and home shows. Master Spas is the largest manufacturer of swim spas in the world and the largest manufacturer of hot tubs made in the United States.
The company began in 1996 and continues to grow. With all operations in Fort Wayne, Master Spas is located on a campus that includes 4 buildings with 465,000 square feet on 33 acres with over 600 employees.
For the past seven years, Master Spas partners with the Crossing School of Business and Entrepreneurship and two teachers to educate 25 local students. The charter school gives at-risk students that struggle with traditional schooling the opportunity to complete their education with a high school diploma as well as job training and faith-based instruction.
“I moved to Fort Wayne 23 years ago from Southern California, so I have a different perspective of this community than those that have grown up in Indiana. I am impressed with the leadership that has brought so much change to downtown Fort Wayne over the past few years. As a local employer, I like to be involved in the future growth and economic development in Northeast Indiana,” said Terry Valmassoi, president of Master Spas.
Wallick Communities is bringing safe, affordable housing solutions to the market that strengthen communities, connect people to resources, and open doors to opportunities. Built upon five decades of industry knowledge and experience, Wallick helps modest-income families and seniors by working to solve the major crisis threatening the United States’ supply of decent, affordable housing. A for-profit organization with a nonprofit mindset, Wallick has been ranked first in the nation for affordable housing preservation. Wallick is headquartered in Columbus with over 190 owned or managed communities across the Midwest.
“First and foremost, Northeast Indiana is an outstanding part of the country that provides strong employment opportunities at an affordable cost of living. In addition, upon learning more about the Regional Partnership, one can immediately tell that it is an outstanding organization with strong leadership. Wallick Communities is simply excited and hopeful to bring added participation and value to the Regional Partnership’s work while collaborating with regional businesses involved in moving Northeast Indiana forward,” said Joe Hall, development vice president at Wallick Communities.