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A Legacy of Leadership and Core Family Values

Darrell Cooper, an extraordinary individual whose life was filled with extraordinary achievements, profound impact, and cherished memories, will forever be etched in the hearts of those who knew him. As a key figure in the growth and success of Fernco Inc., Darrell's dedication, leadership, and innovative spirit paved the way for the company's prosperity and a lasting Legacy for the Cooper Family.

In 1970, Darrell Cooper was appointed Vice President of Fernco Joint Sealers. His hard work and ability to connect within the industry quickly lead to his advancement within the company, including a Presidential position from 1977-1978, and ultimately his purchase in 1979. Under his guidance, Fernco Inc. experienced remarkable growth and expansion, becoming a trailblazer in the industry on a Global level with two generations of leadership and the makings of the third.

As Owner, Darrell's leadership style was characterized by compassion, integrity, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. He nurtured a culture of collaboration and encouraged his team to think outside the box. Tom Galsterer, Executive VP and 42 year Fernco Veteran, stated, "[Darrell] had an uncanny ability if there was an issue, to get to the heart of the issue [...] He had this ability that if you came to him with what you thought the problem was, he would take a step back and say, 'No, let's take a look at this.'" His ability to envision opportunities and solve complex challenges with elegance and efficiency earned him the respect and admiration of his peers. Continue Reading...

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