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Nowak Expertise

Where knowledge meets experience.

Since 1946, our company has been bringing expertise to downtown Fort Wayne. What started as a desire to be the best at selling and servicing welding machines, now extends into Gasses, Fire Protection, Public Safety, PPE, First Aid and even Porta Jon Services.

Our dedicated staff are well-known for their years of experience in their respected fields. We are even often sought by contractors and city planners for our knowledge of fire building codes. Below you will find resources to white papers, case studies, NFPA Resources, our exclusive “Work Bench” Topic Area and new video Content.

In 1946 Marvel Williams (The original TJ Nowak) Store was opened at 504 West Superior.

In 1956, Nowak Williams Store moved to our current location at 302 West Superior.

Greg Nowak sat on the board of NFPA as a founding member.

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Meet Jesse Trouten

Fire Alarm Specialist

Jesse knows fire protection and alarm systems. He is passionate about servicing his customers.  Jesse is an avid traveler and loves riding his Indian across the country.

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TJ Nowak Owner President Jason Summers

Meet Jason Summers

President, Chief Executive Officer

Jason is the fearless leader of TJ Nowak. Inspired by his grandfather’s legacy, Jason brings invaluable knowledge and perspective to our customers. He is known for delivering a big idea and engaging customers in real conversations about work and success.

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Meet Amy Gillespie

BalloonWorks Service Manager

Amy is a registered nurse with over 20 years of experience in the party retail balloon world. Amy brings her creativity and energy to every new balloon creation. She loves interacting with customers to find the perfect blend of colors, messages, and dynamics to enhance any occasion.

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Have a question, or just want to learn more about what works for work? Our experts are ready to help. Check out the latest posts from the Nowak experts on a variety of topics.