Paragon sales Ltd.Paragon Sales Ltd. was founded in 1981 by Warren Schappert and Keith Kendel from Langenburg. Warren became the youngest first generation General Motors Dealer Principal in Canada at age 23. Warren and his wife Karen assumed sole ownership of the dealership in 1996. Paragon started in a 2 bay service station and now operates in 15,000 sq.ft facility. Business currently employs 17 people.Over the course of 37 years, Paragon Sales Ltd. has built a large customer base. Langenburgs location on Hwy 16 along with aggressive stocking of over 150 new and pre-owned vehicles has resulted in the dealership having sold vehicles from BC to NL! The company has donated to many local clubs and organizations, including 10,000.00 to the new school. Warren and fellow businessman Leighton Schappert organized the funding drive for the current Zamboni and the company donated 5,000.00 towards its purchase 14 years ago."I look back to 1981 when I left a budding career with the Toronto Dominion Bank to go into the car business in rural SK at a time when borrowing rates were in excess of 20%! Since then the SK GM dealer body has shrunk from 105 stores to about 40. The business has changed drastically in that timeframe. We've weathered those early days during which many new and established businesses were forced out of business due to very challenging economic times. We are very thankful for the high level of local support, and while we've worked hard to continue to grow the business outside the immediate trading area, Langenburg is and will always be home. It's for that reason that we have always done our best to involve ourselves through both giving of our time and resources to help Langenburg remain a vibrant community and great place to raise a family! " - says Warren. Employees missing in picture: Gord de Vries, Michael Moskaluke.
Langenburg Motors (1967) Ltd.
Langenburg Motors has roots dating back to the 1920s. The current company dates back to 1967 when Dave and Joan Schappert moved their family back to Langenburg from Sherwood Park, Alberta to partner in the company.In 2014, Warren and Karen Schappert purchased the business along with the former Wardale Equipment property and did extensive renovations to meet Ford Motor Company building requirements. The staff was expanded to 10 employees, inventory levels were increased and the business continues to grow year over year. The new facility now has a 6 car showroom and service drive through reception area. Warren and Karen have been very active in the community, providing countless hours as volunteers for many local organizations including Lions and Lioness Clubs, Rink Board, LBA, Langenburg Warriors, Langenburg Curling Club, Carlton Trail Golf Board, etc. Langenburg Motors continues to support many local organizations, including donating 10,000.00 to the Langenburg Central School through the dealerships sponsoring the Ford Drive 4 your school initiative. "Karen and I are proud to have been able to see Langenburg Motors remain a longtime Langenburg business. With the addition of a second store, Langenburg continues to be the smallest community in Saskatchewan with two franchised automobile dealerships, a fact that can be attributed to our commitment to this community and the level of local support that we can hopefully continue to build on." - says Warren. Langenburg Motors employees: Left to right: Dean Schappert, Matthew Markham, Warren Schappert, Nick Carlson, Lariena McKeen, Michelle Andrews.Front: Bob Mund, Brennan Zadoroniak.Missing: Stacey Knourek, Michael Van Caeseele.
Wallin's Bigway Foods
It is one of the best known local businesses in town! Trevor Wallin and his brother Laurie opened the grocery store in 1994 (the same place, where The Buck N Up store is now). On February 2002 they moved to the current location. The store is now owned by local residents Trevor and his wife Danita. Trevor's unique in store made sausages, tasty deli meats and hams are liked by everyone in Langenburg and area. As well as having a good supply of fresh foods they also stock seasonal items. Also, this is the only place in town where you can buy a real Christmas tree! The business is a strong supporter of our community! Trevor and Danita not just contributed to all bigger community fundraisers (new school, skating, curling rinks, new pool, skate park, daycare etc.) but also created 22 full and part time job positions. Their friendly and energetic core team: grocery manager- Sandra Vancaeseele, meat manager -Trish Hartman, Karen Neumeier, Kathy Nystedt, Cherryl Sahulka, Maxine Laxdal.
Bumper to Bumper
Previous cattle farmer, Clayton Schappert, turned his life in a totally new direction after cattle market changes, and that move proved to be the right one. Clayton and his brother Leighton bought a successful "Bumper to Bumper” store in January 1991. It has gradually grown and expanded since then and
Clayton bought out his partner in 2010. In 2019 they will be moving to a new building right on Hwy16 and are planning to offer a much larger variety of automotive, agricultural and industrial parts and supplies. "Bumper to Bumper” is a Canadian company that mainly focuses on people. They take care of their customers and want to continuously bring value to them by looking out for the latest trends and technologies. "We work with passion because we love what we do! If you need something and you can’t find it – I am here for you!” – says Clayton. In the past he helped people get parts which he doesn’t carry in store at all (for example: dryer belts or marine parts). Clayton usually gets special orders in 24 hours. They suggest hassle free returns too. "Everyone is busy. We will do our best to get what you need as fast as possible so you don't have to waste time and money searching.” – says Clayton. Local business contributes to community by donating to various sports events and teams, care home, activity centre, school and churches needs. "Bumper to Bumper” owners and 7 employees want to thank all their loyal customers and wish you a very Merry Christmas! Employees: Alexis, Tara, Tyrone, Stacy Schappert, Larry Severin, Russell Apland and Keegan Burt.
Everything started from a car wash idea and it turned out into amazing local business that benefits all town of Langenburg. Residents Allan & Carla Jacobs together with Kim & Troy Wondrasek opened the gas station on July 27, 2015. Langenburg ESSO now offers customers a full-service gas bar, convenience store, interior and exterior wand wash and an automatic car wash. The store has its own bakery room, where delicious cheese buns, dinner & poppy rolls, cinnamon buns, jalapeno cheese herb bread, butter tarts and other treats are made. Kim is doing cupcakes decorating all by herself and they are popular in town. They take orders too. If you need dozens of treats on your special day, they are ready to help you. ESSO cares about community and is proud to give back. The business is a corporate sponsor for Senior Warrior Hockey! They donate for many hockey and golf tournaments, curling bonspiels and much more. They contributed to new school project. ESSO sponsor and host Langenburg Central School car wash days. They employ around 14 students throughout the year! "We are very proud to be 100% local and active in community” – says Kim. Support our local business, fill and wash your car here in Langenburg and pick up some tasty treats on your way!
Langenburg Home Hardware - independently owned local business!
David Bartel bought this business in 2005. In it, you can find all the basic tools and materials for your home repairs or do-it-yourself projects. Housewares, plumbing and electrical supplies, paint and painting supplies, automotive and farm merchandise. Home Hardware also carries many seasonal items, including lawn and garden accessories as well as sleds and shovels for winter. Need a last minute gift? The toy aisle or gift section may have just what you are looking for!
David keeps very competitive prices too. "My motto – give people as few excuses as possible to leave the town!” – says David. David tries to change people perception that small town store doesn’t have what they need - "But they do!” he proves. If can't find an item in stock, the store takes special orders, and are happy to bring in any item you need. The owner focuses on customer service, and values his knowledgeable staff of 7 employees. Being honest with customers and providing helpful advice about products and choices is a priority. David is proud to live and work in a small town and to know his neighbours. "I love to get to know people, to talk to them. I would miss that in a big city”.
Kadaizy Flowers & Gifts - trendy small town shop!
Jami Andres always dreamt of owning her own business....and she knew she wanted it to be a part of her hometowns main street in Langenburg! Langenburg is where Jami wanted to call her home and raise her family. Jami along with her mom Cherryl Kotzer opened the doors of Kadaizy Flowers & Gifts in January of 2005. Kadaizy offers Fresh flowers for all occasions including Bridal Bouquets and Funeral Tributes. Did you know you can have a fresh flower or gift delivered to someone special for a small fee? They carry a unique selection of giftware at affordable prices! Home Decor pieces can also be found at trendy small town shop! Kadaizy offers engraving for sports events & recognition awards. Kadaizy is happy to be a part of the community and likes to give back to kids events and activities. They believe investing in our local children, because they are the future! Recently Kadaizy Supported the LCS Kindness Club where a portion of funds from a ladies night will help purchase some supplies in spring for some activities! Kadaizy has special events for kids such as craft classes and hosts birthday parties to let kids be creative and use their imagination."I want to do my part to keep the community appealing and vibrant. Shopping in small town stores is quaint and the experience is more personal” – says Jami. A very important thing, that Kadaizy focuses on, is customer service. "We strive to be the best we can be". Kadaizy is thankful for the support they receive and encourages people to shop local, eat local & be local.
Wallas Enterprises Ltd.
Store owner Larry Wallace started his business September,1998 as a paint and wallpaper store. Based on customers needs he expanded his small business into a solid profitable business with a large warehouse. Today you can buy or order in store almost everything you need for your renovation and building project. Larry sells very good quality paints (SICO), hardware, tools, lumber, steel, cement and more. Sad to hear, but Larry is planning to retire soon, so he is looking for new owners!!!
Wine and Roses Greenhouse – passion turned to business!
Sandy Kotzer always loved garden and plants. As well as good glass of wine! One day she thought how nice it would be to turn her hobby into a business. So, in April 2016, her dream came true. Sandy and Dale Kotzer with some Family and good friends help opened "Wine and Roses Greenhouse” and became Greenhouse Grower’s Association members. Not long after, she purchased license to make wine. Today, you can buy wine kit or order different kind of wine that Sandy will make for you. When wine is ready you have unique opportunity to pour your wine in bottles – such an entertainment! Cheers !In store you can find some unique wood works, precious stone jewelry made by Jenn & Callie, that can be perfect gift on any occasion.
Petro-Canada - Live By the Leaf
Therese Cook was born and raised in the Langenburg area. She worked at the Langenburg Petro-
Canada as a young woman. When opportunity came, she was able to take on a location in Yorkton but still felt a connection to the community and decided to take on this location too. "We have build strong connections with a lot of the local people through the years and in the years to come" - says Therese.
Now this gas station and convenience store provides work for 11 part & full time employees. For many young people in town, Petro-Canada has provided their first work experience. Therese's son Daulton Cook is the Langenburg store manager. "I like this place; we are fast, friendly and responsible” – says Daulton. As well as gas, customers can access propane and tanks, snacks and drinks, lottery tickets, and newspapers. The Cook's business supports local community by donating to curling, baseball, local daycare, hockey, local fundraisers and local golf tournaments.
Fill your car local!