​WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

Doug Ozolins - President - Tier2 Group, Inc.

Tier2 Group is a manufacturer's representative covering Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky,


Tier2 Group is a manufacturer's representative in the STAFDA market place covering Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.


Tier2 Group is a manufacturers representative in the ISA market place covering Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.  Tier2 Group is an IMR 2.0 for ISA and the Industrial Supply Association.


We have been members of STAFDA and ISA or ISA Partners from day one of starting our business. We are deeply committed to being an active member in ISA as an IMR 2.0 and in STAFDA.  We believe that if you decide to be in a business, you should do everything in your power to help the industry. 



"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”


- Winston Churchill 




“I believe Doug's success is derived not only by his hard work ethic, but also his personal ethics as well. I try to work with people that I can trust in their work and trust in their word. I find this in Doug.”


- Jeff Haggard, Haggard and Stocking

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door"


- Milton Berle

"Tier2 was instrumental in securing a contract for us with one of our largest customers. Because of this contract, we have seen our sales to this customer grow tremendously.  We couldn’t have accomplished this without Tier2’s help."

- Billy Muffler, Quality Supply & Tool
"Unlike many manufacturers’ reps we work with, Doug works directly at the customer with our sales team and builds sales for Quality Mill Supply. Doug has always been Professional in his approach, works hard and communicates well with our organization. We consider him a valuable partner in our business" 

- Mike Baker, Quality Mill Supply

EXPERIENCE

"I trust in their work and trust in their word"


​“Unlike many independent manufacturers representatives we work with, they work directly at the customer with our team"

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"I don't like to recommend an agency unless I feel very strongly about them. Tier2 is one of the top agencies we deal with and I would not hesitate in endorsing them"

success

  • Top sales acheivement recogniation on a regular basis
  • Double digit annual growth on a regular basis
  • Manufacturer relationships in excess of 25 years
  • Distributor service awards


 

  • ISA Board of Directors
  • N.I.R.A. (North American Representative Association) Board of Directors
  • ISA IMR Manufacturers Representative Committee Chair
  • I.S.A. Membership Task Force
  • ​Manufacturers Rep Councils
  • ​IMR 2.0



leadership

RESPECT

  • 25 + Years of Service to Manufacturers and Distributors in the Midwest
  • 15 Years of Industry  Association Leadership
  • 25 + Years of Multi-Channel Marketing

RECOMMENDATIONS

HISTORY

Tier2 Group was established in June of 2001 by Doug Ozolins of Indianapolis, Indiana. Doug began his career as an Independent Manufacturers Representative in January of 1993 working for Gaudian Sales based out of Chicago, IL.  In May of 2001 Doug was offered the purchase of the Indiana and Kentucky territories from Gaudian Sales to service STAFDA and ISA ( Industrial Supply Association ) members.


In 2015, Derek Ozolins officially began his career as a Manufacturers Representative with Tier2 Group. This will usher in the next generation of this family owned business.  We look forward to a long and prosperous road ahead.


We have been members of STAFDA and ISA or ISA Partners from day one of starting our business. We are deeply committed to being an active member in ISA as an IMR 2.0 and in STAFDA.  We believe that if you decide to be in a business, you should do everything in your power to help the industry. 



Tier2 Group, Inc.

Honesty  -  professionalism  -  Integrity



Independent Manufacturers Representative ​




"I have told people for my entire career as an Independent Manufacturer’s Representative or IMR, that I have the best job in the world.  I get up every morning and get to spend the day talking to my friends and working with my son.

Every day we have the opportunity to be creative and experience new things in our business.  It is like writing a new song every day.  Some songs are about standing on the mountain top and some… well let’s just say… life isn’t as colorful without the Blues…   

Every day we have the opportunity to build bridges between business partners and to solve problems. I believe our role as a Manufacturer’s Representatives is that of a solution provider and channel manager, focused on improving profitability.  A wise manufacturer friend once told me, “The difference between a direct sales force and a rep sales force is, my reps wake up broke every day.  They have to work every day for every dollar they make.” Some find that scary, I find it exhilarating! For me as an owner and entrepreneur, I wouldn’t have it any other way.  That’s why they call it work, it’s hard. 

Every day we wake up in an amazing country that gives us every opportunity to build something great.  I think Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best when he stated “America is another name for opportunity”  For me as a husband and father, my passion is about living a life of integrity and to be a role model for my sons and for their families as they grow old."

"That is why we do what we do!"