Flaman Group

Flaman Group of Companies is a multi-division, family owned and operated company that began in Southey, Sask. in 1959. We specialize in listening to our customers and working to fulfill their needs. Over the years, our commitment to customer service has led to the development of our mainline retail divisions: agricultural equipment, trailers, grain cleaning and handling, fitness equipment and trailer/equipment rentals.

Company details

Highway 16 and 71st Street, Site 412, Box 250, R.R. #4 , Saskatoon , Saskatchewan S7K 3J7 Canada

Locations Served

Business Type:
Distributor
Industry Type:
Agriculture
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

Flaman Group of Companies is a multi-division, family owned and operated company that began in Southey, Sask. in 1959.

We specialize in listening to our customers and working to fulfill their needs. Over the years, our commitment to customer service has led to the development of our mainline retail divisions: agricultural equipment, trailers, grain cleaning and handling, fitness equipment and trailer/equipment rentals.

Flaman operates 10 main-line retail locations in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba and employs over 350 team members. In our fitness division there are 30 stand-alone stores from Ontario to British Columbia, both franchises and corporately owned locations. Our network of over 100 rental dealers across Western Canada and the US extends our reach even further.

We’re proud to be your local dealer for many great brands including:

  • Twister Bins
  • J&M Grain Carts
  • Wheatheart Augers
  • Batco Conveyors
  • Wishek Discs
  • RiteWay Land Rollers and Harrows
  • Schulte Mowers and Equipment
  • Meridian Bins
  • Farm King Implements
  • Southland Trailers
  • Trailtech
  • Aluma Trailers
  • Bowflex Home Gyms
  • Schwinn Fitness Equipment
  • Freemotion Fitness Equipment
  • Progression Fitness Equipment

Over the course of Flaman's more than 50 year history, the Flaman name has become synonymous with quality products, reasonable prices, and outstanding customer service. Through steady expansion and innovation, the company has transformed from a rural-based reseller of grain bins that operated off of the family homestead, to a Western Canadian retail powerhouse, with locations across the prairies, a vast and diversified product line, and an ever growing base of loyal and valued customers.

BEGINNINGS

In 1959, Frank Flaman purchased a brand new baler and swather, shortly after settling on the family farm near Southey, Saskatchewan with his wife, Bernice. To make the most of his investment, he began contracting out his equipment and services to other local area producers. This was Frank's first entrepreneurial venture, setting the stage for many, many more to come.

Later that same year, Frank made another purchase, this time of 10 grain bins - although he only needed four, the larger order allowed him to qualify for dealer pricing. He promptly sold the other six for a tidy profit, rolled that amount into another bulk order, and the Flaman company was off and running.

GROWTH AND DIVERSIFICATION

Throughout the 1960's and 70's, Flaman steadily grew through Frank's hard work, dedication, and business savvy. He bought in bulk, allowing him to resell his products at very reasonable prices. He accommodated his customers, giving them the option to trade in their old bins and equipment, or barter their commodities in lieu of cash purchases. And most importantly, he saw the coming trends in the marketplace (often long before his competitors), and adapted his products and services to meet them.

In 1959, Frank Flaman purchased a brand new baler and swather, shortly after settling on the family farm near Southey, Saskatchewan with his wife, Bernice. To make the most of his investment, he began contracting out his equipment and services to other local area producers. This was Frank's first entrepreneurial venture, setting the stage for many, many more to come.

Later that same year, Frank made another purchase, this time of 10 grain bins - although he only needed four, the larger order allowed him to qualify for dealer pricing. He promptly sold the other six for a tidy profit, rolled that amount into another bulk order, and the Flaman company was off and running.

GROWTH AND DIVERSIFICATION

Throughout the 1960's and 70's, Flaman steadily grew through Frank's hard work, dedication, and business savvy. He bought in bulk, allowing him to resell his products at very reasonable prices. He accommodated his customers, giving them the option to trade in their old bins and equipment, or barter their commodities in lieu of cash purchases. And most importantly, he saw the coming trends in the marketplace (often long before his competitors), and adapted his products and services to meet them.

BEYOND RETAILING

In addition to being a savvy businessman, Frank Flaman is also a respected philanthropist. Under his guidance, the Flaman Group of Companies has long been involved in supporting local charities and causes. In recent years, these efforts have been greatly expanded with the establishment of the Frank Flaman Foundation.

The Frank Flaman Foundation exists to enhance the quality of life for poor, suffering and needy people, both locally and globally. The Foundation contributes funds and manpower to a wide range of charities, including World Vision, Change for Children, Operation Eye Sight, and the Mother Teresa Missionaries of Charity. As the Flaman Group of Companies continues to grow, so too will the work of the Frank Flaman Foundation.