OUR HISTORY & FUTURE
When Jim O'Halloran, Sr. decided to own his own truck dealership, he had two things in mind: impeccable customer service and staying power. Utilizing his more than 13 years of experience in selling medium and heavy duty trucks, he developed a plan to focus on the customers' needs and to sustain the company and its employees. In 1981, Jim founded O'Halloran International in Altoona, Iowa.
During the 80's, family owned farms in the Midwest were being foreclosed on by the hundreds and bought out by corporations while trucking companies were merging to stay alive. O'Halloran International stood strong and continued to serve you, the customers, and focus on your needs. This was acheived with these ideals:
- The business must be run with integrity and fairness.
- Customers are the top priority.
- Employees must be respected and protected.
- The business must always have a strategic plan.
- Diversification in products and services is essential to success.
Twelve years after overcoming the challenges of a new start-up company, Jim decided he wanted the company to grow, with or without family involvement.. Therefore, in 1993, a major decision was made to change the structure of the company to create an employee-owned business. When employees own a business they make better decisions. They don't just work for a company who says they have service to offer. They are the service. Today, all of the employees have a stake and a vested interest in the success of the company.
As the decade of the 90's progressed, an expansion plan was put into place, and in 1999 a new dealer location in Carroll, Iowa was added to the team.
Today, the management team continues to strive for the same ideals that Jim Sr. set into place so many years ago. You continue to receive the best products and services in trucking and transportation. The employees continue to improve in serving you by anticipating your needs and giving you what you want before you ever know you want it. This is the idea behind O'Halloran International, it was the plan in the beginning and it is the plan for the future.