Pankratz Enterprises was incorporated in 1999, operating in the construction industry with just one truck and one trailer. Founded on a belief of providing excellent customer service, Pankratz Enterprises has since grown not only in its customer base but its ability to service other areas. The company now primarily serves the industrial and commercial construction and maintenance for the oil and gas sector, operating out of Stony Plain.
The company, as luck would have it, arrived in Stony Plain by chance. The founder, Laverne Pankratz, was browsing an outdated newspaper and came across an unusual commercial listing. “At the time we were not really looking for property, however, we could see the opportunity and potential of the facility, land, and location. Little did we know, there would be a synergy created between the community and our company.”
Pankratz credits the advantages of doing business in Stony Plain on two key factors: culture and location. “The culture in Stony Plain is very much family-oriented, which carries well with our values as a company. The location is excellent for attracting like-minded individuals who would prefer a shorter commute to work while still having all the all the services and amenities required for business.”
Stony Plain prides itself on providing open communication, flexibility, and a full support network for helping businesses succeed. According to Pankratz, “over the course of time that we have been in Stony Plain, we have had many conversations with elected officials, administration staff, and members of the community regarding the foundation and support network for businesses and their employees to succeed. These conversations have always been well received.”
When asked what advice Pankratz would give someone who is considering opening a business in Stony Plain he replied, “lots of conversation and communication with people in the community and region. Build on the culture.”
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