Cady said he is “very happy” with the business oportunity to be back in a town where he has family members, and where he is dealing with cities he likes—Marion and Hillsboro especially.
He was an insurance agent in Kansas City, growing tired of that kind of work, when his father, Jerry Cady of Marion, called him to tell him about the business opportunity.
Jerry and Brad’s brother, Jeff Cady, are agents for Farmers Union in Marion, and his sister, Laurie Seacrest, also lives there. Another brother, Brian Cady, lives nearby in Derby.
With his siblings, their spouses and children all here, Brad Cady said the opportunity was too good to pass up.
Cady will continue to use the same business name for now, although he also has a corporate name, Mid-America Custom Counter Tops Inc.
Cady said Henry Slifer, who has worked at fabricating in the business for some time, also continues with him.
Cady plans to have a grand opening during the Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair and Marion Art in the Park.
Mid-America offers tops of cultured granite or marble on location or gets solid surface that is assembled for tops.
Retail customers can select tops for things such as bathroom vanities, kitchen counter tops, shower molds, table tops or window sills right in the stores. The company also wholesales to contractors and others, Cady said.
Customers can select from colors and patterns that can adjust to give different perspectives of depth, he said. He is amazed by how much his materials look like real cut stone.
Although Cady expects to operate the 4-year-old business much as it has been run before, he will also use his sales ability to help expand it.