"Phil stood determined, uniting knowledge and strength from his past with his unstoppable drive to build his company."
Headquartered in Winchester, VA and founded in 1989, PRK Drilling & Blasting, Inc. is family owned and operated, specializing in rock drilling, blasting, and hoe ramming throughout the states of Virginia and West Virginia. A six-time honoree to the Inc. 5000 List of Americaâ€™s Fastest- Growing Companies.
Rock Drilling and Blasting
VA Class A- 2705097789
WV â€“ WV040762 Specialty
Sharon Farinholt - Owner of Crown Trophy Winchester
Philip Royal Kingsley was a child who was on his own at age 14. He bounced from place to place working for room and board, but he knew someday, he was destined to run his own business. At 18, he was drafted into the army, married the love of his life in 1969, took a job delivering explosives, learned to blast, and began his journey to make his dreams a reality.
With the support from his amazing wife and three young daughters by his side, Phil stood determined, uniting knowledge and strength from his past with his unstoppable drive to build his company. In 1999 a tractor-trailer hit Philâ€™s car leaving Phil paralyzed. At the hospital, the first thing he said to his eldest daughter was â€śNik, weâ€™ve still got a business to run.â€ť
Nikki and her husband Frank, their infant son at their side, took over the company, committed to do whatever was needed to keep the dream alive.
Since 2004, when Nikki & Frank purchased PRK Drilling & Blasting, PRK has received the award for Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. for 5 years in a row. Phil continues to serve as mentor, coach, and kick-in-the-butt motivator. Nikkiâ€™s mother, Barbra, serves tirelessly as loving consultant, psychologist, and friend, helping them to balance work and family. At the heart of PRK are family values, unwavering integrity and the determination that continues the legacy of Phil Kingsley.