CALEDONIA, Ont. -- Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists (KRTS) has won a Reader’s Choice Award in the Best Driving Institution category for the third year in a row.
The awards are hosted by the Grand River Sachem and Glanbrook Gazette, a pair of publications that reach about 30,000 homes in Haldimand County, Six Nations, Glanbrook and Binbrook. The Reader’s Choice Awards “shine the light on the businesses that have delivered outstanding customer service,” according to a company release.
“This is our third year in a row winning and it is a great feeling,” said KRTS president Kim Richardson. “Our core value at KRTS is people; this includes clients, staff, friends and community.”
Since 1989 KRTS has educated and certified over 10,000 clients for AZ/DZ licencing, heavy equipment, dispatch, driver education, forklift and corporate training. Richardson credits his staff and associates at KRTS for the award winning services.
“Our recipe for success has always been built around our people. Hire properly, pay your staff well, give them the tools and education to do their job properly, treat them with respect and get out of their way so they can do their job” Richardson added.
Richardson and his wife of 25 years Lisa, founded KRTS in 1989 with one truck and trailer with an office in their house. Today, their business includes two training sites in Ontario for KRTS, an industry publication called The Rear View Mirror, and a partnership with Transrep alongside industry veteran Ray Haight.
“Life has a way of giving back to those who give. Our family and business are very involved with our community and the industries we serve. That is one of the corners of our foundation, community. Family, friends, business and community – it’s a great foundation to live your life by,” Richardson said.