Tim Hale’s flip flops smack his heels as he walks down Coastal Cloud’s hallways in Hammock Beach. They clap, almost loud enough to echo through the place — especially now that it’s empty inside, lights off in the lobby, black out the windows.
He and his wife, Sara, are working late again.
“We’re always here,” he jokes, Hawaiian shirt, booming voice. But he’s only half-kidding.
The office keeps going: a welcome area, hallway, conference room in back. There’s a corridor that leads to more offices, more desks. It’s room enough for the 40-plus employees who now work for the Hales. Another 40 work out of state.