The Unified Components Group: The 2021 Jobber of the 12 months

Mark Krasicki, proprietor of The Unified Components Group, the 2021 Jobber of the 12 months

The Unified Components Group owned by Mark Krasicki in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan has been named the 2021 Jobber of the 12 months.

The award is introduced yearly by Jobber Information to a Canadian jobber that has proven management, development, success and group and trade involvement.

Unified ticks all these containers and extra. The corporate has not solely grown its backside line yearly in operation — together with in the course of the pandemic — it expanded earlier this 12 months, has retained long-serving workers and works with nationwide and native trade teams, in addition to native charities.

Learn Extra: The total-length function of our 2021 Jobber of the 12 months

The corporate has 5 shops within the province — Prince Albert, Melfort, Meadow Lake, Tisdale and Saskatoon, which joined the corporate this 12 months. A part of the NAPA community, the corporate carries the Traction model for heavy-duty truck market and CMAX banner for auto physique merchandise.

“We’re simply ending our twenty eighth 12 months of consecutive development. As an entrepreneur, that’s a reasonably motivating factor,” Mark mentioned as to his motive for sticking across the aftermarket. “We’re in all probability 70-75 per cent wholesale on our combine. We now have sturdy relationships with our wholesale clients. And when you’ve got these relationships, you’re mates with these clients. It’s simpler to do enterprise with them and also you get pleasure from going to work. And a part of my entrepreneurial facet is, clearly, Kind A — I prefer to win. And so we proceed to develop with that directive.”

The workers at The Unified Components Group in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, the 2021 Jobber of the 12 months.

The enterprise can be led by his two sons, Monte and Trent, who function vice chairman, and Scott Shkopich, senior vice chairman and chief working officer, and Mark’s finest pal since Grade 3.

“It’s very invaluable since you at all times know that he’s obtained the corporate as if it was his personal and he’s at all times obtained the corporate’s again,” Mark mentioned of getting Shkopich subsequent to him. “So it’s very comforting. You already know the job’s at all times going to be accomplished to one of the best of his capacity each time.”

Alvin Chibi, normal gross sales supervisor in Alberta for NAPA Auto Components, nominated Mark for Jobber of the 12 months. They’ve recognized one another for about 25 years, beginning again when Chibi was a provider rep. He’s seen their enterprise develop through the years and the way constantly they serve their clients.

“They’re community-minded folks; they’re family-oriented folks. They constructed an amazing workforce,” he mentioned.

The Unified Components Group in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, the 2021 Jobber of the 12 months.

Roy Moussa, western vice chairman at NAPA Canada, mentioned the workforce at Unified can create such nice relationships as a result of they will join with nearly anybody.

“They’re so ingrained of their markets that they change into a part of the material,” he added. “So whenever you consider automotive elements within the markets that they work in, you consider NAPA. That’s what has actually helped develop that enterprise through the years.”

Keep tuned for the journal function within the November subject of Jobber Information, and the full-length function on within the coming weeks.

Within the meantime, congrats to Mark and the entire workforce at The Unified Components Group.

Supply hyperlink