Made in Oklahoma: Cousins carry on Cory's AV business
60-year-old family firm rents, sells audiovisual equipment.
Poarch, a UCO business management and technical theater graduate, and Cory, an electrical engineering graduate from the University of Oklahoma, started working there when they were 8 and 7, sweeping, sorting screws and doing other odd jobs. Both worked part-time through high school and college, helping set up and install systems.
Today, the firm has $2 million in rental equipment assets alone. But the new owners said they take their greatest pride in their employees.
“Our competitors basically use the same equipment with different names,” Poarch said. “But we strongly believe we have the best people in the market.”