Many who know our family know that we have been in the domestic health insurance business for almost 30 years. Many also know that my passions are taking photographs and building Native American Flutes. Several years ago we launched http://www.tetonmarketing.com as primarily a way to showcase some of the flutes I had been building and maybe sell one or two.
Over time the website morphed into a business where we not only sold some of our art (flutes) but we developed a pretty good little business selling parts to other flute makers both professional and weekend warriors. In addition we sold lumber to those seeking old growth stock that we had become pretty good at chasing down.
The passage of the Affordable Care Act back in 2010 created nothing but confusion in our health insurance business. Earlier this year we made the tough decision to refocus our insurance business full-time into the International Markets. Although we still service some domestic plans our main focus is on the U.S. and Global Expatriates outbound from their home countries. This is not a part-time enterprise for our family and it takes up just about all the time I am willing to give anymore.
I have reached a point where I no longer have time to enjoy either of my passions and I no longer want to continue maintaining two businesses that are completely unrelated. So with that in mind we have closed tetonmarketing.com and redirected the domain name to this JacksonHoleTim.com blog site. As I complete some flute projects I will post them here.
This winter I hope to start back posting pictures that I am able to take in my spare time. I plan to spend more time with my family and maybe even get our of town for a week or two. Come back and visit us here – we will be posting things that interest me here on JacksonHoleTim.com.
We have made arrangements to pass part of the business to some very close friends here in Jackson. Beginning September 10th the Elledge family will be the ones you need to contact for specialty Old Growth Lumber. You can contact Robin Elledge at (307) 200-1122 or email him at “firstname.lastname@example.org” in the short term. They will also be show casing their lumber on their new ebay site and Amazon.com site. We will update their contact information as it becomes available.
Finally thank you to all of our customers who have spent their hard-earned cash with us. We will miss certain aspects of this business but we are ready and turning the page. Thanks again!