Heavy metal for light-truck firm
The hardware is piling up for Sportsman Light Truck and Offroad.
The Kamloops business, owned and operated by brothers Brady and Justin Erixon, has been recognized twice in recent months with awards.
“It definitely makes it worthwhile,” Brady Erixon told KTW.
“It kind of pays off for all the hard work.”
On Nov. 3, it was announced Brady was the 2011 recipient of the Young Male Aboriginal Entrepreneur of the Year award from the B.C. Aboriginal Business Awards.
Prior to that, Sportsman Light Truck was honoured with the All Nations Trust Youth Business of the Year Award.
Brady, 27, bought the company with his brother four years ago.
They are originally from Quesnel, but have lived in Kamloops since 2003.
He said the awards are nice, especially given the size of the field of other potential recipients.
“I would imagine it’s fairly large,” he said.
Located on Hugh Allan Drive, Sportsman Light Truck offers light-truck repairs, as well as accessories like snow plows and equipment for four-wheel drive.
It also services off-road and recreational vehicles.
Brady will be travelling to Vancouver on Dec. 3 for the B.C. Aboriginal Business Awards gala, at which time he’ll receive his award.