Looking back on ten years as a small business here in Ogden, it’s amazing to see how much progress you can make in a decade.
“We were working out of our house when we first started,” says Elka Wallace, co-owner of Cool Covers with her husband, Scott.
“Now we own a building and an actual business, and we have people that come in all the time…just to sit there and talk to us about their products and what they’re doing, and we’ve become real good friends with a lot of people because of that.”
Cool Covers, which primarily sells patio covers, started in 2007; Scott Wallace already had more than 20 years of experience selling patio covers when he and Elka decided to go into business for themselves.
They worked out of their home at first, then a storage shed, and then the building that now serves as their shop.
Today they’re still doing what they did then – visiting homes for estimates and installations of their custom-measured product – but now they have 8 employees to help them keep up.
Based in Ogden, they serve customers from North Salt Lake to Logan and the surrounding area.
For Scott, patio covers – and the way they can improve people’s quality of life – has always been a passion.
“He is so sweet and so genuine and so honest about it. He won’t sell people stuff that they really don’t need to spend money on,” Elka says.
Ten years later, they can see their impact in the many happy customers and longtime friends who they’ve met just by doing what they do.
“It’s nice to know that just some simple patio cover can bring so many people together,” she says.