TRIPLE T - 40 YEARS
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.
First, second, and third generation of the Tanner Family, that currently work at Triple T.