Chelsea Caspersen: Hands On

Working her way up through the company with a tireless work ethic buids a strong foundation for leadership

July 13, 2015
Chelsea Caspersen, vice president at A. Caspersen Co., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 2015 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

Vice president

A. Caspersen Co., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Age 26

Chelsea started as an administrative assistant with her father’s company. In a few short years, her roll-up-your-sleeves work ethic involved her in every aspect of the business, from accounting to sales to customer service. She’s now poised to take over the helm from her father.

Among all of Chelsea’s efforts, three in particular stand out. First, she rebuilt the company’s outdated website, which has resulted in a tripling of Internet leads. She also partnered with a storm restoration company to learn about insurance work, then turned that knowledge into a new revenue stream for A. Caspersen Co. And she carefully culled the company's vendor list, building stronger relationships with select suppliers. This resulted in an 18 percent increase in revenue in 2014.

Read more about the 2015 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardees.

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When you build a family business with "Integrity" it survives.... and, it can easily be handed down to a child in the family. But, from experience, it takes hard work to keep the doors open long term.
With that said, I praise Chelsea Caspersen for not taking the easy road, and letting her father retire with a proud assurance that his legacy Will Survive just as he imageind it.
Seeing a woman survive in a man's world of home improvements makes me proud!
Nice story! Thank you for sharing.
 

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