“I never even hear about them,” Flaming said.
“A vertically integrated company that doesn’t allow people to make decisions on the fly without going through committee makes it very difficult for them to compete.”
Quick decisions, too, are a staple at Maxco Supply.
“An independent provider going against big national companies and being successful says a lot about the quality of his products and the service,” Dennis Parnagian, co-owner and president of Fowler Packing Co. Inc., Fowler, Calif.
“I really respect the company he’s built, and I have nothing but admiration for him and his family and the services they have provided, not just to us, but to the entire industry.”
Flaming’s contributions are not limited to business. Maxco Supply has donated thousands of dollars to causes benefiting youth. Marty Flaming, his wife of 46 years, has been active for decades with Children’s Hospital Central California.