About HTS Coatings
In 2015, when a local St. Louis business was closing their doors and liquidating after 60 years, Jason and Ashley Hunsaker decided to take the big plunge into the metal coating business. It was time to take everything that was great at the old company and make it even better. They purchased some of the closing company’s equipment, moved to a new building and opened the doors to HTS Coatings, Inc. in just a few short months.
While the first few years of a new business is always tough, Ashley, the CFO of HTS Coatings, Inc., knew the first hurdle was to find the right shop planning and management software. She and her husband tested a few platforms but loved the way E2 worked right out of the box. “We didn’t want to spend a lot of time with customization,” said Ashley. “We needed affordable shop software that worked, had a user-friendly interface and could be up and running right after purchase.”
Ashley and her husband weren’t shy about learning the software themselves and said Shoptech’s E2 training videos were all they needed in order to get started. “We had just had a baby and while we took turns feeding our little one, we were learning the software at those 2 am wake-ups!”
In the fall of 2017, Ashley’s shop was struggling with productivity. “Our business was surviving but we weren’t growing like we knew we could,” recalled Ashley.