At Prodigy, we think it’s not only important for us to get to know customers, but for our community and customers to get to know us.
How It All Began
Darrin grew up on a farm in Gibson County and attended Gibson Southern High School. From the time he was a teen, he developed a passion for hands-on projects and working in an industrial environment. In fact, he took a shop class at North High School his junior and senior year of high school, which ultimately helped him decide to continue working in that type of environment. After high school, he worked a variety of jobs at several shops in Evansville before he decided to start his own business, Prodigy Mold & Tool, Inc.
Starting The Business
Darrin decided to start his own business after he found himself looking for something “more” with each new job he worked. Darrin says it just felt like “the right thing to do.” So, he decided to follow his gut, use the experience he’d gained and forge his own path in the mold manufacturing business. He knew what he wanted to do: Create a valuable product for the end consumer, while providing outstanding customer service.
When Prodigy was born, Darrin was involved in everything from sales creating the final product for the consumer. Darrin admits it was a lot at first, but as he started to get the hang of the many tasks involved in running a business, and acquiring customers, he slowly began to add to his team.
Now, Darrin focuses more on business management, customer satisfaction and growth, continuing to generate sales, find new customers and maintain relationships with past customers. Darrin says, “My ultimate goal is to train the next generation of skilled craftsmen at the company, so they can understand and learn how to run the business without me--to continue to carry on the Prodigy legacy.”
The Prodigy Team & What Makes Us Different
Said best by Darrin, “Without every single person here working together as a team, work would be just work. And who wants to be in that type of work environment?” At Prodigy, we believe that it takes everyone doing their job to the best of their ability to move projects forward smoothly and continuously create profitable business.
Darrin says he can tell that each of his employees are genuinely proud of the products they make. “We make things that make things. And the end products are extremely important and critical to creating a safe, reliable product for the end consumer and ultimately the success of their business.”
Prodigy is different from other mold manufacturing companies. It’s the ability to combine teamwork, technology and a successful design process with customer service skills--ultimately creating a profitable business and a customer experience--that keeps customers returning.