Frank Optiek will be taken over by Thijs Kamphuis from February 1st. “It’s very twofold because of course we are very happy that Thijs is taking over our store. Thijs also does this in a way we started over four years ago. It’s also good that I remain involved in the matter for now as I will continue to work here three days a week, which means our familiar face for the store is preserved. But the reason why we opted for a takeover is not just any reason, ”says Frank Meulenbroek visibly with emotion. Frank’s wife, Mirjam Meulenbroek, is gravely ill and Frank says that was the reason he proposed the takeover. “I want to take care of my daughter when needed and I don’t have to choose between the store and my wife. Thijs gives me this space so that I can be found in the store for as long as possible, ”says Frank. On October 1, 2016, Frank opened the doors of his optical store in Markelo.
Thijs and Frank are no strangers to each other. Thijs previously took over a successful business from Frank. In addition to the business in Markelo, Thijs also has an optical store in Deventer; Intervision optics. Thijs is married with two children and lives in Wijhe. “So I know the village well. I look forward to working with Frank and of course Gerhard Paalman ”. Gerhard is at Optiek Markelo every Thursday and has his own space where he can help people with hearing and audio problems. “A great job because a world literally opens up to people when the correct hearing aid is fitted. No one is the same and therefore no ear. It’s about personalization and that’s what makes our job special, ”says Gerhard enthusiastically.
On the outside, nothing has changed after the Optiek Frank buyout, according to the enthusiastic conversation with the three. “That’s it. The store remains as is and the trustworthy service remains intact. We are entering a pleasant cooperation with each other and I look forward to starting in Markelo,” says Thijs.
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