Customs Brokerage is in the Courtney family DNA.
Grandfather of Courtney Agencies president, Paul Courtney, managed the customs brokerage department of a large firm and, in the 10 years they worked side by side, taught his son Dick (Richard) everything he knew.
In 1955, Dick struck out on his own, founding Courtney Agencies and setting up shop in a small shack on the shores of the Fraser River in New Westminster – the main ocean port on Canada’s west coast at the time. His wife, Ronnie, also a licensed customs broker, joined the business full-time in 1976, managing the Burnaby office. In 2000, after the sad passing of her husband, Dick, she smooth handedly assumed the role of President.
Of great pride to Dick and Ronnie, both of their sons, Paul and Don, were fully engaged in the business as young men. Paul’s passion for the industry and its management lead him to study business at University of Toronto followed by a post-graduate CSCB designation and fellowship.
Brothers Paul and Don Courtney assumed roles of Vice-President in 2002 and Ronnie moved to a day-to-day advisory role. In 2016, Paul became President and Owner.