It is with great sadness that EFCO Finishing Corporation announces the passing of Thomas Schultz, former president, and his brother, Steven Schultz, who served as vice-president. Both men were both part of the second generation of the company, along with surviving brother Bob Schultz, and each spent 40 plus years working at EFCO, building it into what it is today.
Tom was the oldest son, and the first to arrive at EFCO, helping his father, Donald Schultz, get the company firmly established in the early 1960s. He was a very “hands on” owner and president of the company, intimately involved in the operations and quoting, and overall management, of the business. His goal was always to say “Yes” to the customer, and he would always find a way to meet their needs, even if said request was something the company wasn’t really doing at the time, or even offering. His entrepreneurial spirit built the company into what it is today, and he was well known in the industry, with all of his travels throughout the country, acquiring most of the equipment still in service today. After battling numerous health issues the past several years, Tom passed away on March 26th. He was 76 years old.
Steve was the second son to join the business, and as Tom did before him, he did whatever it took to help get the business going. Over the four decades, this included everything from operating machines on the shop floor to driving the company delivery truck, before finally settling into his position of handling the company’s financial and administrative affairs. He too was instrumental in building the company into what it is today, guiding it through several peaks and valleys the economy presented the company over the years. Steve’s passing was more sudden, receiving his diagnosis of cancer in early March of 2016. He passed away on April 5th, at the age of 72.
As the current owners of EFCO Finishing, Terry Schultz and Mike Budgins, along with all EFCO employees, wish to express their sympathy, and offer a sincere thank you to both men, for making our opportunity possible, and for everything they did for the company, shaping it into what it is today. They will both be greatly missed.