Passion for music turns into personal protection business

By | September 17, 2022

What began as a music manufacturing firm in Birch Run has now turn into a private safety enterprise in Caro.

In 2009 Sizzling & Bothered Safety began as a manufacturing firm, with a recording studio and a wide range of devices to play. Jim Pisarski needed to proceed his ardour for music, giving classes and enjoying himself. Years later, Jim and his spouse Kathy, initially from Alpena, determined so as to add retail and get entangled in an vital subject that touched the house.

“When the world went loopy, that is the place all of it got here from,” Pisarski stated. “You speak even earlier than COVID there are lots of people who actually wanted assist who did not need assist. That is the place the purse line and every little thing got here from was with the ability to train ladies correctly shield themselves.

The couple used to have their enterprise within the Birch Run Mall, however a small enterprise can typically be tough in a big area. Their choice to have a spot of their very own was seductive and one thing they’d at all times needed. The couple searched all around the state and different locations, together with Indiana and Ohio, to discover a residence. After 9 months, the Pisarskis discovered a small home and a enterprise right here in Caro.

Kathy could be very adamant that girls shield themselves, particularly when they’re in a critical state of affairs. The shop affords a number of self-protection objects, together with pocket knives, pocket luggage, gun wraps, purses, and different objects that can be utilized.

“My husband had a pal who was brutally raped,” Kathy stated. “She’s by no means been ready in 25 years to have relationship. She’s been married many occasions and could not even ponder marriage. That is what began this entire safety factor, with the ability to train folks shield themselves.

The shop caters primarily to ladies, as there aren’t many retailers that provide these items. But it surely has loads of merchandise for each genders, together with hand-cut belts, durags, biker jackets, and a few vinyl data. The corporate even sells toys and small objects that children can play and take a look at with whereas their mother and father seek for the proper protecting merchandise.

“For me, that is it,” Kathy stated. “As ladies, we over-analyze every little thing. We’re mothers. We fear about our youngsters, whether or not they’re massive or small. “Do not climb the steps, you may fall.” That is all and if ever a lady is raped, we expect an excessive amount of and we won’t preserve a cool head. So it prevents every little thing that occurs like that from occurring.

The couple additionally run a medical billing firm, along with the retail retailer and recording studio. They hope to broaden the three companies and supply jobs for group members. The studio is at the moment underneath building, however there may be loads of hope for Jim to do one thing massive on this facet of the enterprise.

“Hopefully we’re doing nicely sufficient for folks to come back,” Kathy stated. “Jim would really like a sound engineer and a technician, possibly even a pupil, to assist him edit his songs.”

Positioned at 418 Frank Road, the enterprise is open Monday by way of Saturday, 11 a.m. to six p.m. The couple hopes having a storefront will enhance site visitors as they acclimate to the group.