"Integrity is defined when your character is tested and you keep true, never being ashamed to do what is right."
- Korey Chirkanian
Performance Utility Supply opened its doors in October of 2002 for one reason; Korey Chirkanian's integrity had been compromised at the hands of corporate control. "We have one thing in this world and that is our word, you do what you say and you say what you mean." This black and white philosophy has carried Performance Utility Supply through it's 15 year anniversary and Korey's "Relationship Based" business model has allowed the company to stitch itself in to the very fabric of the Underground Utility Supply Industry!
Korey's apprenticeship started with Herning Underground in Northern California. As a yardman under the mentorship of Earl Cole, Korey was placed in a "Fast Track" training program learning everything he needed to know about the materials and logistics surrounding the PG&E and lighting systems. Two years after graduating to sales, Korey was offered a Management position at a "Start Up" location in Southern California. Korey, accepted the new position, packed up and moved to Rancho Cucamonga to start a new life.
Within 5 years of the move, Korey and his partner Tony Petarra (who has worked with Korey since his beginnings at Herning) took a relatively unknown Southern California distributor from zero to over $65 Million in sales. Herning Underground was a great platform for learning the Industry, but when corporation Wesco bought Herning in 2002, the dynamic changed over night. Hence, Performance Utility Supply was born!
With the largest fleet of 45' tractor trailers with piggyback forklifts and over $5 Million in inventory on 11 acres, there is NO job that Performance Utility Supply cannot logistically handle! Couple this with their growing relationship's at the manufacturer level and Performance Utility Supply is THE premier underground supplier to consider. Just ask your current supplier.
The financial institution behind every endeavor at Performance Utility Supply is Crestmark Financial and the support they give is tremendously appreciated.