“Mostly I’m driven by the core belief that there is always a better way. We just have to invent it.”
Our strong entrepreneurial family spirit has led to a number of different business endeavors.
My wife, Diane K Schaller DVM and I opened Willow Creek Animal Hospital in 2008. In 2009 we launched Schaller Industries to provide engineering services on a consulting basis.
Client requests for logos, hand artwork, and written content lead to our oldest son, Synjyn joining the team. Check out his latest novel, Halfway House on Amazon.
Live music performances for a variety of events and venues by our son Sevryn can be booked through Thumbtack.com. Check out his videos at Sevryn.net. Or perhaps a guided flying tour around the UNC Chapel Hill campus is of interest. Sevryn currently holds his commercial flight rating and is a few months away from offering his services as a flight instructor.
Where do these products come from?
Everything we offer has been invented, created, and/or designed by us to improve the standard of care and efficiency in our hospital. OK, some of the blood tube holders are just fun! Before any product is offered it goes through numerous iterations adjusting fitment, function, and aesthetic. Bottom line, anything my Doc or our team at Willow Creek doesn’t like gets resolved.
All of these design iterations are done using computer modeling software and 3D printing. Multiple prototypes can be developed and tested in a few days or sometimes a few weeks. Once finalized, we store the print files and ‘print to order’ in any color you like.