TRIPLE T - 40 YEARS

Serve Daily - - FRONT PAGE - By Brad Tan­ner Pres­i­dent, CEO

For ty years ago, my par­ents Vern & Diane Tan­ner took on the chal­lenges and op­por tu­nit y to star t a suc­cess­ful Heat­ing & Cool­ing busi­ness in Span­ish Fork. With a young fami ly of f ive chi ldren, it was ob­vi­ously a huge de­ci­sion to quit a great job, and ven­ture out on their own. Money and lend­ing was tight in 1974 so bui ld­ing vender re­la­tion­ships took time, some ven­ders r e q u i r e d c a sh or pay­ment on del ive r y u nt i l some his­tory of pay­ment was e s t abl i s h e d . I wa s four­teen whe n Mom & Dad started their busi­ness, I re­mem­ber dad telling me he started with a $ 10,000 loan to buy a used pickup truck and some used sheet metal fab­ri­ca­tion equip­ment.

The type of work Dad was com­for t able doi ng was comme r c i a l bui ld­ings, so we spent the nex t 15- 20 years in­stalling heat­ing and cool­ing sys­tems in LDS churches, small hospit als and school build­ings. At one point commercial work slowed down to the point it re­quired the busi­ness to work out of st ate to keep busy. We worked in Texas and North­ern Cal­i­for­nia for eight to ten years com­mut­ing back and forth ever y two weeks. This was a chal­lenge on the fam­i­lies to leave and be away f rom home. The econ­omy im­proved and we were able to keep busy in Utah County. We made the de­ci­sion to di­ver­sify our ser­vices to our clients so we were not re­ly­ing on one line of work.

Four of the f ive chil­dren, Lana, Brad, Steve, and Ja­son joined the com­pany as they com­pleted thei r ed­u­cat ion and a r e s t i l l act ively in­volved in the busi­ness. In 2001 we built and opened a gas f ire­place show­room with over 22 burn­ing units to of­fer our clients for their homes. In 2010 we added plumb­ing into our ser­vices. This year on our 40th year cel­e­brat ion we opened a b r anch i n St . Ge­orge to serve the south­ern par t of the state.

We a r e v e r y proud of our employe e s a nd h ow they t a ke care of, and have con­cer n for our cl ients. They ar e t r uly what set s Tr iple T apar t f rom our com­pet ition. They go the ex­tra mile to wear booties, use drop cloths, clean up af ter them­selves and show up on time, in a ser­vice re­lated busi­ness these are qual­i­ties that clients don’t of ten as­so­ciate with.

In 2010, the com­pany tran­si­tioned into sec­ond gen­er­a­tion own­er­ship, with Steve , Ja­son & my­sel f pur­chas­ing the com­pany f rom our par­ents. We are so proud of our par­ents fore­sight, hard work and r isks they took to star t a suc­cess­ful busi­ness. We ap­pre­ci­ate al l the g reat loyal cl ient s we have, many that have been cus­tomers since the seven­ties.

Brad Tan­ner

First, sec­ond, and third gen­er­a­tion of the Tan­ner Fam­ily, that cur­rently work at Triple T.

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