As American As…
By Olivia Trusdale

Happy Fourth of July! 

I feel that around this time of year, I often hear the phrase “as American as…” But how do you finish that thought? For the sport-lovers among us, it’s “baseball”. For the gourmands, it’s “apple pie” (even though the dessert actually originated in England). 

Here at Perka, though, we like to think that we are as American as “the dream” … that’s right, the American dream! While it isn’t necessarily as famous as it used to be, the American dream is by no means defunct. If you look around, chances are high that you’ll still see people pursuing it and succeeding today. In a country where you can become anyone with any job, it pays to be someone with a dream (both literally and figuratively!). 

Though we didn’t originally get our start in the United States (although Canada is still part of North America, eh?), we still think that the American Dream is a fitting description of our story.

When our founder Ed “ET” Thevenot started in sales, he was bursting with ideas and dreams. When he was unable to find the supplies he needed at a high-enough quality, he created his own. Hence how we now have our Super Insulation Perka Board and, of course, Perka’s hybrid wood-and-steel buildings themselves. ET’s entrepreneurial, innovative, dreamer spirit led him to form the company we are now a part of. And while he is no longer with us, his legacy lives on with his children, many adopted sons and daughters and grandchildren, with the company he created, all of which keep his spirit and dreams alive.

But what about you? 

As you can tell, you do not have to be born in America to take part in the American Dream. So, what is your dream? Maybe you’re looking to be as American as apple pie, and you have an orchard?

Perka’s buildings are perfect for storing apples and equipment to harvest other ingredients. 

Or how about as American as baseball? 

You could use a smaller structure as a miniature gym, a larger one as a full-fledged workout facility, or an even larger one as an indoor field! 

Whatever it is that you’re DREAMING to be as “American as” (and we like to add “as innovative as”), we’d be happy to help! 

Check out our website to see what else we can offer you. Contact us if you have any questions. 

And, of course, have a Happy Fourth of July!