Our first contract! Doesn't every "Happily Ever After" story begin with a love interest?
Ours sure does!
In 1971 (not that long ago, right?) Peter Blenker wed Pamela Jewell at the
Portage County Courthouse and the rest, they say, is history.
After purchasing their first home in Amherst, WI in the Spring of 1973 for a whopping sum of $4,500 (They still had to sell their car to make the down payment!) they got to work on their first building project. It was a real "fix 'er up'er!
Once Peter finished a carpentry apprenticeship with Skippy Enterprises of Stevens Point, he went in to business for himself--as you can see here.
When Jason, Peter and Pam's first born, tells you he started working at an early age--you can see that he isn't kidding around. They have always firmly believed in hard work, and that you're never too young to start!
They went a little easier on their second son, Justin, thinking that they would ease
him in to the real thing soon enough.
But by the time number three arrived, Kristifer, they returned to their roots
and set him in motion early on. Oh, to be a Blenker boy!
What Jason started...
And Kristifer learned.
Didn't we say this business started with a man and his truck? Obviously Jason, son #1 took that to heart...
As did Justin, son #2.
And last, but not least, the tradition continued with son #3, Kristifer. (We seem to believe that a man and his truck is all one needs to get a business going. At the very least, it seems to be a Blenker tradition!
And the work of the Blenker boys continues today---from then...