In 1984, Parker Trailer Sales, Inc. (now Performance Trailers by Parker) was started by Roy Parker with a primary focus on boat trailers. Parker owned a 30x40 sheet-metal shop and employed just one other person. He eventually got away from boat trailers and started building utility trailers. Parker with his one employee would build one or two trailers a day between 16 and 20 feet long. Every Friday afternoon Parker would haul a load of trailers to San Antonio.
Late 2007, talk began on implementing a new Sate-Of-The-Art finishing process to Performance Trailers. That process was a 5-Stage Powder Coating system, something no one in the Northeast Texas area was doing. By mid-2008, dreams had turned into reality and Performance Trailers had begun powder coating everything in their product line.
Today Performance Trailers employees about 200 employees and is building approximately 8,000 trailers per year. These trailers are shipped to a vast Dealer Network that expands coast to coast.
Parker is always looking for new, and better, ways to serve his customers and expand his offerings. This is the company's 25th year in business, and that is saying something considering the competition it has faced in Mount Pleasant, with an estimated 50 trailer manufacturers with a 25 mile radius.