Q:What year did your business start?
A:A-1 was started in 1979 by Rose Lind
Q:What motivated the company's founders to start the business?
A:At the time, Rose was a partner in IOWA MEDICAL SUPPLY, which was a wholesale supplier to hospitals. She saw a need for a medical supply store to help people maintain their independence and dignity while staying in their home during an illness.
Q:How many full-time and part-time employees do you have?
A:A-1 employs approximately 30 people at four locations,Des Moines ,Cedar Rapids and two locations in Fort Dodge,
Q:What is your business's niche?
A:We are in the business of home healthcare medical supplies, but there is an abundance of those around. We feel our niche is in our level of customer service we provide. Our staff is dedicated to going that extra mile for our
customers. Being locally owned, we have the ability to make decisions without going thru layers of corporate red tape, which we feel can better help us serve our customers needs.
Q:What do you like about being located in downtown Fort Dodge?
A:This is an exciting time to be in downtown Fort Dodge . The Downtown area is seeing economic growth with local retailers and businesses setting up shop. Downtown Fort Dodge is returning to an alive and vibrant Hub of eclectic shopping, entertainment and housing.