Peggy & Jon C. Fischrupp
377 Ridge Lane
Murphy, NC 28906
- How did you start your entrepreneurial ventures?
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin I went to work for Advance Construction Co. in Hinsdale, Illinois. I had previously worked for that Company during my summers at college. After a year experience I was chosen by the President to start a separate division for them, later called Advance Valve Installations. After another two years, an engineering friend of mine, and me, were going to start a competing business. Instead we formed a three way partnership. Several years later I sold my interest in that business and moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to start a similar business with additional interests. After that relationship failed I started another similar business with four other partners. My brother-in-law and I later bought out the partnership. Several years later we sold the business to a Public Company in Kansas who wanted to get into our type of business. Once they purchased our Company my wife and I continued to be the operating management team for the next twenty years until we retired.