The two primary territories are the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba in the prairies of Western Canada. Some Lines extend into Alberta, British Columbia and the Northwestern areas of Canada.
Fer-Marc Equipment Ltd. has prospered and grown over this past half century by providing and maintaining three key pieces we believe in:
What Separates us from the Competition?
Our Customer Service!
Our Customer vary with the products, machines, parts and service we provide. All our staff on our Fer-Marc Team have a common goal:
Providing exceptional value, service with vast knowledge and an amiable supportive environment.
Not many businesses in our modern world will a company go that extra mile to provide its customers with such unparalleled service. The founder, Tony Marceca, believed in this and we will continue his belief in customer service and value.
The History of Fer-Marc
Fer-Marc Equipment Ltd. was established in 1962 by partners Doug Ferguson and Tony Marceca.
Fer-Marc operated from branches in Regina, Saskatchewan and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Original markets included the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta with some product lines extending to British Columbia and Northwest Ontario.
Extensive industry experience provided Doug and Tony with a clear understanding of what it would take to achieve success. The business strategy included several fundamental principles:
Operation of the company on a "pay-as-you-go" basis.
Careful selection of lines, which will meet the needs of a diversified construction industry.
Employment of experienced personnel, familiar with the industry.
Maintenance of well stocked parts departments for instantaneous replacement when required by the customer.
The plaque in Tony's office reflected his personal philosophy to business. The message read:
"There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey."
The company's growth resulted in a number of expansions. In 1965, Fer-Marc purchased land and constructed its initial building at 153-5th Ave. E. in Regina. The facilities steadily expanded with additions in 1976, 1981, and 1984. The purchase of adjacent land in 2000 positions the firm well for future expansion.
With the passing of Doug Ferguson in 1968, Tony Marceca assumed sole responsibility for the business, providing the leadership for the company's ongoing expansion. In 1990, he also passed away, while attending a Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association Conference in Prince Albert.
With the passing of the founders, the ownership has always been retained within the Marceca family. The company’s reputation for excellence continues to this day.
Mr. Marceca maintained that his major accomplishment in business was the relationships he had the opportunity to form with customers and business associates. He was highly regarded by his peers, leading to a number of industry awards.
In 1976 he received the "Maroon Jacket" representing the "George C. Dodge Special Achievement Award from Elgin/Leach Corporation. The award is not limited to people with spectacular sales successes, but instead is given to a person who demonstrates loyalty, integrity, devotion to the cause of promoting our equipment, and concern for the fellow man."
As founding member of the Saskatchewan Public Works Association (SPWA) since March 7, 1959, Tony received the Meritorious Award in 1988 acknowledging the provision of services by the private sector.
On September 13, 1990, Tony was presented the Lifetime Membership Award by the American Public Works Association (APWA).
The SPWA created "The Tony Marceca Memorial Scholarship", an annual $1,000 award, in honor of the contributions he made to the association.
The reputation of excellence, so important to the company founders, carries on to this day, demonstrated by the presentation of the Harry S. Swearingen Award in 1998 for "Acknowledgment of Outstanding Service to the APWA at the Chapter Level".