What’s in a Name?

Not surprisingly, one of the questions we get asked most often is, "What’s the story behind the name Coalmarch?"

We don’t mind though, our name is pretty catchy and it is a bit of a conversation piece.

Before the company was even founded, Thomas Ingham, one of the original partners, thought of the name Coalmarch. He grew up in upstate New York and developed an appreciation for the blue collar workforce in the northeast, in particular coal miners.

One day, as he was musing on this appreciation he thought of the dogged perseverance displayed by the miners during a shift change. How the men coming off shift would shuffle in a line out of the mine while clean, fresh men walked past them into the mine.

No, not a shuffle, not a walk either, but a march. They marched with determination. Marched with purpose. Marched with strength. Marched with respect.

A coal march.

A name that summed up our determination to be the best at what we do. To be relied upon by our clients to do great work and get results. To bring a blue collar work ethic to a white collar industry. It’s a name that we carry with pride to this day, 15 years later.

It’s Coalmarch.