When owners Penny and Marvin Rushing opened this 22,000-square-foot beauty school, Vici, in 2004, they tapped Veeco Manufacturing of Chicago to design, engineer, and fabricate the space. Veeco also supplied the school’s 114 salon chairs and stainless-steel stations, 24 shampoo bowls, and reception-area furniture. Founded in 1945 by Harvey Cohen, Veeco is a reincarnation of C&W, a manufacturer of overhead and hand-held hair dryers that Harvey’s father, Solomon Cohen, founded in 1927. Now run by Harvey’s son, Leonard S. Cohen, Veeco has 30 employees and completes about 50 major projects for salons and beauty schools nationwide each year.
Except from Inc. Magazine, by Judith Ohikuare