Ron Carson, founder and CEO of Carson Energy Services Ltd., has always worked toward a singular goal - constant service excellence - through the evolution of the industry over nearly four decades.
The result has been sustained and profitable growth, and maintaining the character, quality and service excellence Carson clients have come to expect.
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce named Carson the 2013 Business Leader. This award will be presented at the 2013 ABEX Awards, held in Saskatoon, at TCU Place on October 26.
"Here's a guy who started small. Carson Energy Services has spawned a lot of very good people and good jobs, which is good for our communities. We're always proud to see that," said Jeff Richards, Weyburn Chamber of Commerce manager. "Congratulations from us to him."
Carson is one of the energy services industry's most respected players, leading a team of more than 1,100 employees across western Canada, a far cry from his humble roots as a small welding contractor in 1974.
Carson Energy Services was the first in Saskatchewan's energy industry to mark safety milestones such as four million man-hours without a time loss accident.
In October 2011, Flint Energy Services Ltd. acquired the company, and today it operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Flint, under Ron's guidance.
"Ron Carson took his enterprise from a small welding company, to its position today with over 1,100 people across the prairie provinces who are part of the Carson Energy family. That's amazing growth, but the fact that Ron has kept the head office of the operation in small town Saskatchewan is even more amazing. His dedication to his home town shows commitment, and has served both the company and the community very well," said Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce CEO Steve McLellan.
"He is truly a business leader for this province."
Tickets for the ABEX Awards, October 26 at TCU Place in Saskatoon are available on the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce website at www.saskchamber.com.