3/17/2010 11:23:00 AM Businesses need to prepare for life's unexpected twists
Jody and Chris Pariseau work at the counter of Norm's Lock and Safe in Prescott Valley just prior to moving the store. They are running the business as the owner, Norm Pariseau, goes through chemotherapy treatment for cancer.
Photo Courtesy Les Stukenberg
Jody Pariseau used to say that her husband Norm never got sick.
Those days are unfortunately past.
Today, Norm sits at home, trying to regain his health as his body battles cancer while Jody and their son, Chris, step up to take bigger roles in Norm's Lock & Safe business.
"We've worked side by side for 20 years," she said. "With him not there right now, I didn't realize how much he did. It's an awful feeling. It's overwhelming to say the least."
It wasn't always that way.
A former locksmith for a school district in Phoenix, Norm came to the tri-city area in the early 1990s to work for a lock and safe business in Prescott, before opening his own business in Prescott Valley in the mid-1990s.