A wonderful thing happened for our business earlier this week when our esteemed president, Curt Thomas graciously accepted the BC Indigenous Business Award for Warrior Plumbing’s recognition of business excellence in the 11+ person category!
We can’t say enough about the evening that was beautifully produced by the BC Achievement Foundation. The exciting evening, emceed by Indigenous entrepreneurs, Geena Jackson and Carol Anne Hilton, was filled with inspirational business and personal stories from the winning entrepreneurs, including, what they’ve gone through to get to where they are today.
Curt gave a wonderful, heartwarming acceptance speech with members of the Warrior team cheering from the table. He congratulated fellow awardees, spoke of how he was introduced to the trades (encouraged by his great Uncle Leonard) and how he became inspired to start his own business.
He talked about Warrior’s mission of building sustainable homes and empowering Indigenous Youth with great careers through the company’s Youth Apprenticeship Program. We have hired three youths this year alone. Curt also explained the company’s vision of continuing to build strong, healthy, vibrant Indigenous communities.
Curt gave kudos to the Warrior team (image below from left to right: Ben Fairfield, Dave Thomas, Curt Thomas, Loa Fridfinnson, Brendan Richards and Ed Thomas up front) and appreciation for all the support provided to him and the company by family, friends and colleagues.
It was truly an inspiring night and we couldn’t be happier to be at the gala celebrating the company’s recognition and Indigenous business success!