Texada Transfer has been part of the qathet and Texada Island community since 1965, handling big and small freight needs, full trailer loads and refrigeration truck services.
This past July, the company changed hands, with Bill Ronald managing the day-to-day operations as branch manager; he is charged with maintaining a high level of service and growing revenues.
“The core staff remains the same with the addition of myself and the new owners Mike and Tracy,” explains Ronald. “They’re still getting Claudine and Marian in the office. They’re still seeing the same drivers.”
Over the years, the business has established a solid reputation for service and quality. Due to high customer demand, Ronald and his team will expand service to and from the lower Sunshine Coast and central Vancouver Island. Additionally, they will increase trips to Vancouver Island from twice a week to every other day.
The company hopes to have these changes in place as early as mid-October.
Ronald and the new owners are committed to maintaining the high service levels that have already been established and, where possible, improve service offerings to their valuable and much-appreciated client base.
He says he is proud to call himself a permanent resident of the qathet region and looks forward to connecting with the community.
“We believe in supporting our community and are proud sponsors of the Powell River Kings, the Texada Sandcastle Weekend volunteers and the Imperial Limestone fishing derby, to name a few,” he adds. “We look forward to partnering with others to additionally support the community. If you have an upcoming event, let us know, and we’ll do whatever we can.”
Ronald recognizes that reliable shipping and logistics are more crucial than ever. Handling the tough ones is what Texada Transfer does best, he adds, whether it’s a tricky delivery or adding a company logo to one of their trucks, using it as a travelling billboard; no idea is too outside the box.
Ronald proudly attributes the company’s success to the outstanding group of dedicated drivers and office staff who are always willing to provide the best possible service to its customers. Despite frequent ferry delays, road closures and inclement weather, he says the team strives to overcome these challenges and exceed customer expectations on a daily basis.
“The previous owners built Texada Transfer into a pillar of the community—and that’s not going to change,” he adds. “It’s business as usual, for now, but look for some changes in the near future that will help current clientele as well as future clients.”
Ronald says Texada Transfer is ready to serve everyone’s transportation needs. The company can be reached by email at email@example.com or by calling 604.485.7683.