In 2004, after working in the industry for several years (and even doing our own personal production for a period of time) we felt producers deserved more. At dinner one evening, around the very kitchen table in the picture above, we started thinking out loud about what an ideal IMO would be able to provide.
We started this business with every penny to our name—$135,000. Getting that money wasn’t easy—we cashed in 401(k)s, took second mortgages on our homes, used every dime of our savings and convinced our beautiful wives—but somehow we did it and didn’t look back. Everyone in the industry told us we were crazy and that we’d never make it. Even with our background and more than 26 years of combined experience, no company would give us a national contract—making us just work harder and smarter. We were determined to succeed, and we believed in what we were trying to build.
Today, in our ninth year in business, we continue to prove the skeptics wrong. See, we know what it takes to start and build a business—we’re entrepreneurs just like you. We’ve come further than anyone ever imagined, and we’ve still got BIG DREAMS for where we want to go. But no matter what—we’ll never forget our humble beginnings.