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Brad’s Towing Ltd. rep
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Astro Towing/Always Towing/Brad’s Towing Ltd.
Baillie Boys Towing
Board of Directors Profile
Brad Stratychuk – President
I started Towing part time in 1982, covering weekends and whenever I could from my “regular job” In March of 1983, one of the leased operator positions became available at Bridge City Towing in Saskatoon and I purchased my first truck, a 1979 GMC with an Ashton wrecker. I remained a leased operator there for 8 years; also covering heavy as soon as I got my 1A. I then was a leased operator at Astro Towing for 10 years. Brad’s Towing started in 2001 with a 1996 F450 and Century wrecker. We expanded quickly and have up to the present day.
In February of 2022 I have since retired but have stayed on as the appointed representative of the new management of Brad’s Towing ltd.
Brad and Tammy were married in 1989 and have 2 sons, Shawn and Adam. We have been heavily involved in the Deaf Community over the years. We believe in providing opportunity to the people we work with and giving back to our community – society – and the industry that has afforded us our opportunities and our living. Although there is not much music lately, Brad has played in weekend Bands all over the Province for over 30 years.
Harv Britton – Vice-President
I have been in the collision repair trade for 39 years and have been a Journeyman for over 30 years. I started Harv’s Autobody Ltd. in 1989 and we are starting our 31st year in business. Our collision centre recently became OEM Certified and we attained our Gold Class status in both aluminum and advanced repairs. We added a towing division 22 years ago. We originally started off with one truck and as of today we now have four. They include: 2016 Chev 3500 crew cab, 2014 Ram 5500 crew cab, 2016 International Deck Truck and the newest addition is a 2020 Ram 5500 crew cab which we just picked up on March 18, 2021. Harv and our employees have attended WreckMaster training.
Harv and Elaine were married in 2002 and have 4 sons and one daughter who have since all grown up and moved on. We have been involved in our community throughout the years and are a major corporate sponsor to the WPD District Ambulance Golf Tournaments which raises funds for our local hospital. Also, we are a major sponsor to our local food bank. We believe in providing opportunity to the people we work with and giving back to our community and both the collision industry and towing industry that has afforded us our opportunities and our living.
I have been on the board of the R.R.A.S. since the beginning. For over 20 years I have been on the provincial auto body association board as past president and director. I have dealt with insurance companies, crown corporations and various levels of government throughout my years in business and involvement in provincial associations. Recently I have become a member on the board of our Rosthern Chamber of Commerce.
Secretary – Jackie Klotz
Hi, my name is Jackie and I am the secretary of the RRAS. I did work at Brad’s Towing in the Administrative/Overnight Dispatch position. I had been working for Brad and Tammy since about 2012 part time and became full time in 2017 after a move back to Saskatoon. Since Brad is my brother I have seen the towing world in Action since he started in 1982. My best memories are when Brad would pick me up (at midnight), while passing through where I was living, and continuing on the trip with him. This includes a switch to Indus Ontario and picking up flexi-coil equipment down in North Dakota. A little Convoy would head down and travel back together. Every time I came home for a holiday I would look forward to driving around with Brad and hanging out. Great spending time with my bro and enjoying the road trips. Never a dull moment 😊
I have left the daily work of the Towing Industry but after having been involved for so many years, I felt like continuing to support and work for the industry doing positive things. It is an industry I care about.
On a personal note I have 3 awesome kids and 4 fabulous grandkids spread out all over. Yorkton, Calgary and Winnipeg. I have been involved mostly in the promotional world in the past. Doing promotions for Retail businesses, A dancehall in Calgary and a Music School in Winnipeg along with other sales and administrative duties. The Music Biz was my world for a lot of my life. Love organizing events and seeing people happy. Looking forward to a thriving future with the RRAS and making things happen when our lives get a chance to be social again.
Board Member – Mel Leveque
We, Mel Leveque & Heather Rookes started our towing business “Eagle Towing” in September 2004. Mel previously worked for a company as a tow truck operator for 2 year previous to that.
Mel & Heather were married in 2010. Together we have 3 sons.
Mel is very well liked in the community and “GREAT SERVICE “ is our motto.
So when “YOU” see flashing lights on the road….
“SLOW DOWN & MOVE OVER!” So our family comes home at night!!!!!
Board Member – Dallas Baillie
I am the owner of Baillie Boys Towing along with my wife, Jody and my sons. I started in the towing businesses as a side line to my repair business in 1989 in the community of Abernethy which is between Regina and Yorkton. My first truck was an old Careful Towing 1 ton. We started focusing much more on the towing part of our business in the early 2000’s as we seen the vehicles becoming much more dynamic and advanced. The need for proper care and transportation of these vehicles is where we set our sights on. Customer service and building trust in our abilities was our mandate for the business model that we wanted to develop. As our boys became of driving age, they jumped right in and as of 5 years ago we moved our business to yorkton. We were doing about 30 % of our business there and it was a tough decision to invest much more but in today’s industry it’s important to have good equipment and trustworthy and capable trained staff. We are 100% family owned and operated.
I believe it’s better to give than receive. Volunteer firefighter for 25 years. Fire chief for 9 years. Mayor of our village for 10 years. Retired Licensed auctioneer (still do lots of charity auctions). These are some of the things that have helped me build great relationships and connections over my business career. I am dedicated to building great partnerships in business. Sharing ideas and experiences to the membership of our association helps us build a better and safer industry. Our tow association, RRAS, has been important to me since its inception. The benefits have been beyond my expectations and this is one of the reasons I would like to do my part as a board member to help continue the great work moving forward.
I feel it’s much easier to work together then to struggle apart.
Looking forward to the years ahead. My phone is always on for a phone call.
Cell # 306-332-7696
Board Member – Jamie Kemp
I started Rosetown Towing back in 1995 with a single tow truck out of my home garage. I ran the truck part time while I worked as a journeyman autobody repairman in Rosetown. As I worked in both of these fields, I recognized the need to expand the towing business, as there were many out of town companies coming to Rosetown to do business. In 2000, as business and clientele increased, I focused my efforts on towing and stepped away from the autobody industry. I started as a single owner/operator, and grew over the years to my current staff and fleet of trucks and equipment. Being in Saskatchewan, agriculture has always been a driving force for our economy. I saw the opportunity to diversify my fleet into agriculture equipment hauling/moving. I expanded in 2010, building a new shop and compound located at 606 1st Avenue East, Rosetown. At Rosetown Towing we take pride in not only the service we provide our customers, but in the up to date, modern equipment we run by our professionally trained staff. Our services have now expanded to include automotive, heavy truck, construction and agriculture equipment towing and hauling. Driving through west central Saskatchewan you will notice many antique sign trucks with our logo and phone number. If you’re ever in need of safe, professional, and high-quality service, feel free to give Rosetown Towing a call. “Equipment Taken Seriously”