Family-owned Service Professor has been serving Western Michigan since 1978 as a premier heating and cooling, plumbing, and electric company. For over 23 years, Service Professor has been a valued Hackney customer purchasing many of our P2000 service vehicles for their fleet. They have grown to love the quality and performance of the P2000 vehicles complete with superior aluminum shelving for inventory management.
When Service Professor began including Ford Transit vans on their service routes, Hackney was able to supply them with the same quality, lightweight shelving and bins as the P2000 units for their van inventory management system.
Paul Herioux, the Lead Mechanic with Service Professor, has been a mechanic in the automatic repair industry for over 30 years. He has extensive knowledge of various manufactures shelving units as well as having worked as a Ford Tech when the Transit units first came to the market.
We had a chance to speak with Paul about his thoughts on Hackney’s aluminum van shelving system and how it benefits his company.
“About 45% of our fleet are 14’ box trucks on Isuzu chassis most of which are Hackney’s.
The new Ford Transit vans are set-up using the same shelving system as the Hackney P2000 vehicles. The designed shelving anchor points fit beautifully with the Transit frame.
All of the box trucks used for plumbing and electric service calls are equipped with Hackney shelving. Our plumbing and electrical managers have designed the shelving and bins on every truck to hold the same inventory. That way the inventory is in the same bins with the same numbering system across the fleet. If a technician has to move from one truck to another everything is where he expects it to be.
When it’s time to restock, it’s an easy ordering process and placement back in the truck where each part belongs.”
Our Hackney Sales Representative, Rick Mott, worked directly with Service Professor’s Operations Manager, Dan Bremmer, and Paul Herioux to build a customized shelving set for their specific operational and inventory needs. Service Professor has a tailored shelving system for their business.
“We use every inch of the truck. If you use just basic stock shelves you always end up with dead space. We have been able to eliminate as much wasted space as possible while still using the standard width trays.”
Service Professor’s technicians work from fully stocked service vehicles with everything they need easily accessible to get the job done right.
“Having great vehicles with organized shelving systems helps with acquiring and retaining skilled technicians. If we can make their job easier and more efficient they are more likely to stay.”
Find out more about our Hackney Aluminum Van Shelving to create a customized inventory system to scale your business for maximum efficiency and productivity.