L to R SMACNA CEO Vince Sandusky, C&C Sheet Metal President Cindy Trimpe and Central Indiana SMACNA President Lora Gandy
At C&C Sheet Metal in Indianapolis, a successful 50 years has been a result of valuing both their employees and customers on a personal level — creating a family environment and taking a tremendous amount of pride in their work.
“To me, it’s always about the people and the relationship,” says president and owner Cindy Trimpe about C&C’s 50-year anniversary.
Over its 50-year history, C&C Sheet Metal has always valued its employees and encouraged a creative environment. The company recruits, trains and retains the top staff (nearly all employees have been with the company for over 10 years). This experienced staff provides clients with the highest quality products and services that are of the highest standards in the industry. Additionally, this familiarity creates consistency, which clients rely on for quality products delivered on time and on budget.
“It’s more than just a job or business. C&C has always been about the people and it always will,” Trimpe said.
C&C Sheet Metal was founded in 1969 by Collins & Campbell, and then purchased by Keith and Cindy Trimpe in 1999. Since then, the company has grown from one building with a shop, office and only a few employees, into one of the leading sheet metal contractors in central Indiana with more than 40 employees.
“For us here to survive and grow, we really had to find our niche or sweet spot to stay successful,” Cindy Trimpe, who became president after her husband Keith passed away in 2010, says. “We may not be the biggest, but we’ve tried to bring people on board who want to work in that arena.”
For now, the company remains loyal and focused on the next 50 years, and the role technology will play moving forward.
“I’m excited for the future for what the technology holds moving forward,” Trimpe says. “I’m sure the technology in the next 50 years will be incredible. I’m excited for the young people we bring on board, the mentoring and knowing that they have a bright future.”