“Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.” – Edith Wharton
“Be an opener of doors.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Husband and wife team Jason and Susan Holliday understand about silver linings. When they lost their jobs in the economic downturn, what seemed like a painful setback turned out to be a blessing. Holliday Home Improvements of the Lowcountry opened for business in October 2010. It was an easy decision to move to Hilton Head, Jason’s hometown. After 3 moves in less than 2 years and just “getting by,” Jason explained that he and Susan, figured
they could “get by” anywhere so they might as well live in the most beautiful small town on the east coast.
They took a big leap of faith, borrowed a few dollars from their folks and got the business up and running, installing as many as 25 windows per day. Six years later, with their combined background in the construction industry and with Jason’s former workmates, Mike and Josh Demuro helping lead the team, they install over $1 million of
replacement windows and doors in the Lowcountry every year.
With a name like Holliday (and, yes, Jason is related to the famous Doc Holliday) I hoped to find an excuse to declare a holiday related to the introduction of windows and doors. However, nobody knows the date when either was invented, so I turned to door knobs, which replaced door latches on December 10, 1878. So, from now on, just for the fun of it, I declare that December 10th is the new Holliday holiday. I’m looking forward to the festivities and if you’ll send me an email, I’ll see about getting you on the invite list too!
Bragging rights: Holliday Home Improvements has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and has been a Super Service Award winner on Angie’s List for the past 3 years.
As Jason likes to say, “It’s always a good time to replace windows and doors if it fits your budget.”