HISTORY OF PENNINGS & SONS

A Family Tradition. Founded in 1973, Pennings & Sons has a long and rich business history.

Pennings History

2017

2017

Based on continued demand for our services, Pennings Handyman hires its 10th employee.

2014

Major Expansion of Offices happens to update and make way for continued growth.

2013

2013

Pennings Accessible Living is launched to provide construction services for what we believe is an underserved market.

2012

2012

Pennings Project Pro is rebranded to become Pennings Handyman and the new Division starts to gain momentum

2011

2011

Scott Pennings becomes part-owner of Pennings & Sons

2009

2009

The company restructures and is rebranded: the company name is shortened to “Pennings & Sons” and “Building Character into Homes” becomes the new tagline

2006-2007

2006-2007

Bruce retires from ownership; Judie retires from reception; Margaret retires from bookkeeper position

2004

2004

The company expands to include a handyman service called “Pennings Project Pro” to help homeowners repair and maintain their homes.

2000s

2000s

Scott, Ken, and Tami (all third generation Pennings’) continue on with Brad, Brian, and other dedicated employees to help Pennings & Sons continue to grow and move forward

2000

Wilbur passes away leaving his legacy to continue on through his sons.

1998

1998

New office and warehouse built in west Kalamazoo

1996

1996

Wilbur goes into partial retirement

1980s

Many new employees are hired and company continues to grow

1980s

1980s

Staying current with equipment has always been an integral part of the company.

1980s

1980s

Company grows and primarily functions as a framing subcontractor

1978

1978

Keith, the first non-family member, joins the company

1977

Brian follows his brothers and joins the company now known as “W. Pennings & Sons, Inc.”

1976

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Brad joined his brother and father.

1973

Wilbur and son, Bruce, begin company “Wilbur Pennings, Builder”