The newly constructed building at 4130 Fourier Drive
The newly constructed building at 4130 Fourier Drive.

Chapter 7: The One Where Apollo Wins ESTA Dealer's Choice Customer Service Awards

Apollo History Blog Series

Exploding at the seams, Apollo Design® set out to create a state-of-the-art office, manufacturing, and warehouse facility. In 2000, they moved into their newly constructed 26,000-square-foot building and soon introduced 100 Apollo Gel colors, along with tape and foil. By this time, Apollo has amassed a collection of 600+ standard gobo designs.

The addition of Spectra Q scrollers and the SuperHolder in 2001 held industry-wide appeal. Scrollers previously on the market had limited diversity. Within a 6-month period, Apollo became the number two company for scrollers in the U.S

Over the next six years, Apollo Gel tubes and packs, PerfGel™, reversible pattern holders, Smart Move® rotators, Smart Color® scrollers, road case stencils, and a myriad of other items added to their product line.

Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Company Award (2000; #166) was given to Apollo, along with Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, LLP (2000), and Large Business of the Year by Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce (2000). The most satisfying award, however, came from its dealers in the form of its second ESTA Dealer’s Choice Customer Service Award (2000).

From 1999-2006—every year it was awarded—Apollo won the ESTA Dealer’s Choice Customer Service Award. Other noteworthy recognitions included Indiana Growth 100 Award: Indiana’s Leading High Growth and High Potential Companies (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004); Inc. 500 Growing Company Award (2001; #394); and ESTA Product of the Year: Apollo PerfGel™ (2002). Apollo was likewise the proud recipient of WFX New Product Award in Best Lighting Equipment: Right Arm® Motion Effects (2007).