Parky’s Heating & Cooling has been doing business in Golden since 1972 but that doesn’t mean that the company has stopped looking for new growth opportunities.
Owner and operator Doug Parkinson admits that business has been slow the past two years because of falling real estate prices and layoffs at local businesses, but he has reason to be optimistic now and he believes things have bottomed out.
In an effort to grow the business going forward, the company took over operations of Blaeberry Valley Plumbing this past spring.
Guy Steinborn owned and operated the plumbing company and agreed to give over operations to Parky’s as he nears retirement.
Steinborn, however, will stay on for an undetermined length of time to help ease the transition. Parky’s bought all of Blaeberry Valley’s equipment and tools and took over the customer base as well.
Parkinson, son of founder Harold Parkinson, is hoping that the takeover will allow the company to better serve its customers.
“It just really strengthens our ability to satisfy all of the customers’ needs. Heating and plumbing just sort of goes hand in hand,” said Parkinson.
“Nobody else in town does all three, cooling, heating and plumbing. We’re qualified to do everything.”
Parkinson also believes that this will allow for the company to be more competitive with its pricing, which will give it a further edge over its competition.
According to Parkinson, adding plumbing will also keep Parky’s busy during the slower summer months when most Goldenites are willing to deal with a few hot weeks and aren’t yet thinking about heating for the winter.
Parky’s will have up to nine employees in the winter, including five tradesmen that are qualified to perform the company’s wide array of services.
The company’s website just recently went live and more information on their products and services, as well as an interactive RV supply catalogue, can be found at www.parkys.ca.