Wayne Hansen earns Chamber’s legacy award

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First started P.A. Alarm Systems in mid-90s

A security master has been awarded as a business master.

Monday afternoon the Prince Albert Chamber of Commerce announced Wayne Hansen as the winner of its annual Legacy Award; Hansen recognized for the 2017 year.

Hansen is owner of Prince Albert Alarm Systems, a locally owned and operated home security monitoring company that he started in the mid-1990s.

Hansen will be honoured with the award at the Chamber’s annual legacy brunch, which will be held on March 22 at 11 a.m.

The intent of the award is to recognize longtime local business owners or families whose work has had a positive impact on the wider community, according to a press release from the Chamber.

In the 1990s, Hansen partnered wit h Barry Dutchak at Parkland Ambulance to form the company. They first started working out of the Parkland Ambulance basement.

The company eventually moved, in 2015, to a larger building on 2nd Avenue W.

Hansen took over the security company full-time in 2000.

“Barry was in business and he’s been a good mentor and a good friend, and he got me convinced that I could go into business and be successful,” Hansen said of Dutchak.

P.A. Alarm Systems has now grown to a staff of 17 people, who serve more than 5,000 clients in Prince Albert and across Northern Saskatchewan. Advances in technology have created more opportunities for the business to grow, but Wayne credits staff and their expertise and service to customers with the long-term success of the business.

“That’s what I’m very proud of is my team there … they’re all dedicated,” he said.

Tickets for the legacy brunch are $15 each. The event will be held at the P.A. Travelodge. Tickets can be purchased at www.princealbertchamber.com.

See the Wednesday, February 28 paper for more on this story.