Bruce Purkey and his daughter Robyn Wassman moved to Northwest Arkansas to open Purkeys in 1990. Twenty-five years later, the company is still family-owned and operated. “A family business is not just not a 9 to 5 job,” Robyn said. “When you close the door, it doesn’t end. The business is part of your life at all times.”

The Purkeys knew a successful business required a lot of hard work and they never failed to give the business their all. Working side-by-side, they turned the business into an innovative company that delivers cost-effective solutions to the electrical needs of heavy-duty fleets. “It was a pretty big risk for my parents, I realize now,” said Purkeys’ CEO Justin Purkey. “Looking back, I obviously realize it was the best move they could have made.”

While family plays an important role in the business’ success, the Purkey family knows they could not have made it this far without their customers, vendors, and employees. The documentary, Purkeys’ 25 Year Journey, is dedicated to everyone who has helped support the company.