In the spring of 2011 I was building a deck which was to be supported by sonotube® style piles. I picked up the phone and started calling piling contractors. I called 13 contractors listed in Winnipeg’s Yellow Pages and what do you think was the result? Two contractors answered the phone, one was professional (quoted a very high amount and long waiting period) and the other seemed annoyed that I phoned and got him out of bed at 11:00am. Of the remaining 11 calls made, six had answering machines and five just rang and rang. I left six messages and did not receive one call back. At the time I was a partner in an executive search firm thinking, “This would never fly in my industry.”
A true entrepreneur at heart, I saw this out right lack of professionalism as a huge opportunity, thinking “what if I brought the level of professionalism expected in executive search to the piling industry?” Now, I just needed a product that demonstrated a level of quality and performance that would complement the idea of a superior customer experience. In my research I came across Postech Metal Foundations; their Thermal Pile product blew me away.
In all aspects, the Postech system screamed quality and performance. In an industry where most companies are trying to shave dollars, I learned that Postech buys Canadian cold-rolled steel from a single mill, maximizing quality control and assurance. I then started to understand the benefits of Postech Thermal Pile’s insulated design, additional insurance for a product inherently designed for extreme climate performance.
What got me even more excited was that, until recently, this company and their product has been eastern Canada’s best kept secret (Winnipeg still hadn’t caught on)! Postech started in 1995 and since that time has taken over the Quebec market; traditional concrete piling companies are now on Quebec’s endangered species list and have nearly been wiped off the map entirely. Why? Evolution of course! The benefits of the insulated steel augured pile far surpass those of the sonotube® style concrete piles. .
As a partner in an executive search firm with admittedly limited experience in heavy construction (I did flip homes and fix up properties for rent), I could appreciate that Postech insists on putting every dealer through an intense certification process where they learn to install piles professionally each and every time. As the leading screw pile company in Canada, Postech has their system down to a science and have systematized everything so that new dealers can provide the same quality of installation as a seasoned veteran.
My last reason for choosing Postech was that their commitment to professionalism mirrored my own. In comparing all of my options, I found Postech to have the deepest commitment to research and development and an insatiable desire to maintain their leading position within the industry.
From all this, VersaPile Premium Foundations, Inc. (operating as Postech Winnipeg) was born with the mission of changing the game in the local piling industry. VersaPile raises the bar, not by a notch or two, but by leaps and bounds so that Manitobans no longer need to deal with typical contractors or cheap products. Our promise is to delight you with a customer experience and quality product never before seen.
To learn more about Postech Winnipeg, please visit our website: www.manitobascrewpiles.ca.
To contact Stan Higgins, Owner of VersaPile Premium Foundations, Inc., call 204.793.0653.