Fox Oilfield: Two Years in Review
We cannot believe another year has passed. It honestly feels like yesterday we were at Ritchie Brothers Auction, purchasing our first three Winch Tractors and our C500 Bed Truck. Although I would not recommend starting a trucking company out of a truck stop in December, it has definitely engrained in us an extreme sense of humility.
In our journey we have met some people that we will remember forever. Some of these individuals gave us a helping hand when we could offer nothing in return; others presented us with expensive lessons which burned at the time but we have gotten up and shaken off.
Regardless of the ups and downs, it has been an incredible start for Fox Oilfield. Since our inception just over 2 years ago, we have been able to grow the company from 3 Winch Tractors and a 360” Bed truck to 9 Winch Tractors, a C500 Texas Bed (which has blown our minds with its capabilities), a 360” Bed Truck and a 45 Ton Picker. Fox Oilfield will continue to grow as we service the increasing needs of our current customers and welcome new customers to our family. We are always looking for ways to improve our services and look to our customers for that feedback.
Stofer and I are incredibly happy to be part of your community and we look forward to servicing our customers and friends through this downturn and every future downturn. It isn’t going to be fun, but if we all take this time to build on the relationships we have and continually seek new opportunities, Alberta will come out the other side of this as a more productive, cost effective leader in Oil and Gas.
Stofer and I deserve little credit for any success we have experienced. We have found ourselves in the midst of an incredible group of people. Our drivers, who weather the elements in Alberta’s most demanding conditions, spending long hours and even days away from their families; our customers, who have patiently grown with us and continue to work with us through these challenging times. Rhonda Lyver our Controller, who is continually ensuring we are on par and ready to tackle the growth and needs of our customers; and Matt Mackenzie our Mechanic, the Heartbeat of the company who keeps us turning tires and allows our drivers to get home safely for the holidays and every day in between.
Times are tough right now; I would be willing to go as far as saying things are pretty shitty. Some of us are unemployed or at least know someone that is unemployed. The only thing that some of us might have more of than we did one year ago is time. So this holiday season take 10 seconds and hold a door open for an elderly person or the cute girl pushing the stroller that you hope is actually the Nanny. If you find yourself wanting to do more, there are many charities throughout the community that would love to utilize the experiences that you bring to the table. Money is not the most important thing you can give to your community, it’s your time!
Thank you for being part of our ongoing story...
Merry Christmas from Chris Cassin, Stofer James and the rest of the Fox Oilfield Family