About Sylacauga Handicapped, Inc.
French Floyd is the founder of Sylacauga Handicapped, Inc.. They have been in business for over 25 years and were one of the first handicap dealers in the state of Alabama.
Mr. Floyd saw a need for others, as well as himself. Because of his health in the early 60's, being diagnosed with Muscular-Dystrophy, he had to go to Florida for his equipment. There was not a place in the state of Alabama that offered what he needed in the way of adaptive equipment. He took it upon himself in 1981 to start Sylacauga Handicapped, Inc.
After establishing the business, he found much satisfaction in helping handicapped people from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and the Florida Panhandle obtain the handicap adaptive equipment they needed to enable them to be more mobile and self reliant. And being handicapped himself, he found things that worked well and things that didn't. So he only carried the best items for his fellow handicapped persons.
French Floyd took trusted family members into the business and trained them on the needs of handicapped people. They had great pride and initiative in helping their relative, which carried over in their desire to help other handicapped persons.
French Floyd has now passed and has gone on to a better place. But his pride in his business, and his desire to provide services and equipment for other handicapped persons has been carried over to his son, Frenchie Floyd, and the rest of the staff of Sylacauga Handicapped, Inc.
Frenchie is carrying on his father's business in a manner that would make his dad proud. And Frenchie has learned all the in's and out's of working with the Veterans Administration, most major insurance companies, and the state administrative procedures for Alabama and the surrounding states of Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Florida.