Timeline - Pennings & Sons

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Fundraising has become too dependent on the latest plea for gifts. Our emphasis is on mission and the quality of donor relationships.

Pennings History

2017

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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

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

2012

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

2011

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Scott Pennings becomes part-owner of Pennings & Sons

2009

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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

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

2004

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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

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New office and warehouse built in west Kalamazoo

1996

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Wilbur goes into partial retirement

1980s

Many new employees are hired and company continues to grow

1980s

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

1980s

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Company grows and primarily functions as a framing subcontractor

1978

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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”