It’s hard to believe it has been a decade since we opened our doors. PYS has come a long way from one employee, one truck and a shared office over Skyline Marina. I started this company because, at the heart of it all, I am a boater. A boater who experienced a catastrophic electrical fail on my first voyage. As an engineer, I couldn’t understand how someone could overlook the very basic, safety requirements of a marine electrical system. It really is the heart of every boat and, simple or complicated, these systems are based on industry standards that are designed to keep you and your family safe. Believe me, I didn’t invent this. The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is a non-profit, member organization that has been developing safety standards for the international marine industry since 1954. Their work directly correlates to a significant reduction in the number of boating accidents over the past six decades.
My personal philosophy has always been to do things right versus making things work. Boat electrical systems are getting more and more complicated and these standards exist for a reason. I believe the secret to the company’s success has been “expertise through repetition”. We concentrate on a few things and do them over and over. All of our technicians receive ABYC training, updates and share tips and tricks on a daily basis. We live for this stuff. And it is this concentrated approach that makes us specialists in the industry.
I am so proud of the PYS team who continue to inspire me on a daily basis. Like me, they are boaters and outdoor enthusiasts who know how fortunate we are to live in such a beautiful place. They understand the importance of getting repairs done quickly but also ensuring that the systems are reliable.
But most of all, amidst all of the changes in the economy, technology and business - it has been you, the client, who has allowed us to continue to do what we love to do. I look forward to seeing you every year at the boatshow, during a presentation at your club or on the water. I share your passion.
Thank you for 10 amazing years of friendship, support and referrals. I look forward to our next 10 years together.