Thomas Blanchard, Sr., our second president, wore red socks. Not every day, but enough days for those who knew him to recall his affinity for the colorful accessory. No one knows exactly why, but many have speculated. “He probably got a good deal on them,” laughs Tom Blanchard III, his grandson and our current president. Let’s be clear: Tom, Sr. wasn’t cheap, but he was prudent. That financial vigilance still exists in the Blanchard DNA and the Blanchard and Calhoun family of businesses. We love a good deal, and we’re committed to making sure you get one.