Business of the Week – Heath & Turpin Trucking

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Be sure to read The Prowers Journal each week when the Lamar Chamber of Commerce
and The Prowers Journal highlight a featured Business of the Week.

This week we are proud to spotlight Heath & Turpin Trucking
Give them a call at: 719.336-3451

Heath & Turpin Trucking recently celebrated its 50th year in business. The company was founded by the late Ralph (Bud) Turpin and Dwight Heath in 1962. They operated the business out of the Turpin home north of Lamar on County Road 7 and moved it to town shortly after that. They had just gotten the business settled in Lamar when the 1965 flood hit. Bud and Dwight were in the business of buying and selling sheep & cattle, so they started the trucking part of their business to haul their livestock. They started out with one truck and trailer. In 1968, Heath & Turpin was the first livestock trucking company to have a Merritt cattle trailer east of the Rocky Mountains. Today, the company has about 20 over-the-road drivers and employs over 30 employees. One of their current drivers has been with them for 45 years.

The company is owned and operated by brothers, Kent & Gary Turpin, along with their cousin Bill Buxton. All of the current partners have spent their careers with Heath & Turpin. The trucking industry has definitely changed over the past 50 years, but they continue to pride themselves on taking care of their valued customers. Whether it’s a haul from a local ranch or a cross country shipment, you can always count on Heath & Turpin Trucking to be there. They are an outstanding example of the hard working family business that is the backbone of America. The company is a proud supporter of their community and often supports area agricultural events through sponsorships and donations.

Along with the trucking company, they also offer a full service truck and trailer repair shop. From oil changes to overhauls, they can take care of your needs. The shop is located at 200 North 4th Street, in Lamar, and can be reached at 719-336-3451. Their main office number is 719-336-2273. They also have a business office located in Garden City, KS.

Heath & Turpin Trucking is proud to be a part of the Lamar business community for the last 50 years!

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