In 1998 Chris Fisher Graduated College and decided to build a Company that would serve others and create opportunities for people to develop into leaders. Chris went from one man and a squeegee to a business that served thousands of people across West Michigan. In 2006 Chris decided to add Holiday Light Installation to supplement his slow season and provide more work for his employees.
In 2011 Chris fell in love with the idea of business systems and promoted Aaron Haarsma and Lee DeJonge to roles in the company where they could write systems and build a company that could be replicated by anyone with a desire work hard and to serve others.
In 2012 Chris made several life changing decisions. He moved forward with the creation of franchise documents and officially sold his business to his lifelong friends to create the first two Shine Franchises. Chris also moved his family of six to serve others in Uganda, where he would spend the next three years caring for poor and orphan. In order to preserve the culture of servant leadership and employee empowerment Chris hired Matthew DeYoung to grow his new franchise business. Matt joined Shine after returning from Tanzania where he worked with entrepreneurs and orphans. Chris asked Matt to grow the organization with the right people and lead them with autonomy, respect and a commitment to franchise service.
Since 2012 Shine has grown to a nationwide company with an amazing group of entrepreneurs. Chris returned in 2015 and moved his family of 8 to Austin, Texas where he could start a Shine from the ground up and familiarize himself with the challenges, joys and frustrations of operating the business he loves so much. Chris believes his experience of opening his own Shine in a new market will enable him to serve the other Shine owners by familiarizing himself with the entire process they will go through.