Our mission at Helix Courier Limited is to be the best Courier, Messenger, and Direct Drive Company in London, Ontario. We understand the importance of providing the best service possible, with competitive rates, attention to detail and real live customer service personnel answering the telephones. We treat you the way we like to be treated.
That’s what you get when you call Helix Courier. Whether you send your deliveries across the street or around the world, Helix delivers.
Sharon Coll, our Office Manager and Sales Representative, will work with you to match our service levels to your delivery needs. Try us! We like to be challenged and look forward to quoting on your delivery needs.
The very first Helix delivery vehicle was a 1957 Volkswagen. That was on September 4, 1968. The next vehicle was a 1964 Volkswagen. And so it went. In the years after Sieg and Al Pedde started Helix, there were VWs galore.
After being driven what always seemed to be far too few miles (that view was coloured by our budget, not by the reality that the cars were sturdy and dependable), they invariably ended up at Corey’s Auto Wreckers. Since initially all of our vehicles were painted bright orange, there was a sea of orange metal at Corey’s in those days.
Well, those days are gone. Sieg Pedde was 23 years old when Helix started in 1968. His brother Alfred was 18. Sieg dropped out of the University of Western Ontario to devote all of his time to Helix, Alfred gave up his intention of pursuing a career in construction. Alfred left Helix in 1985, but Sieg is still here.
In the early days, Helix was strictly a messenger service — local door-to-door delivery in London. Now, Helix works with other courier companies collaboratively to allow us to deliver your goods around the world. We’ve come a long way. Helix now offers dedicated Medical Delivery Service and Company driver relief for those sick days or vacation days so your customers will always be covered. You’ve told us what you needed, and we’ve (excuse the upcoming pun) delivered.
Some of our drivers and inside staff have been with us for over twenty years. They know the courier business. They know what really counts in our mission to serve our customers. Because of our dedication to service, we appreciate our loyal customers.
But none of us is content to live in the past. Helix is a company with a future. We don’t want to take over the world, just provide better service, more efficiently, in the London, Ontario area. We want to take advantage of the newest technology to help us communicate with our customers and our drivers. Above all, we want to continue to offer good, old-fashioned, dependable, reasonably-priced service to our customers. That’s you. You are responsible for our success. We know that. We will continue to do our very best for you in the decades ahead.
The first issue of The Helix Courier Limited Messenger newsletter was issued in 1985. We felt it was a fun way to keep our customers entertained and at the same time provide them with some useful factoids.
We have discovered that customers eagerly await the arrival of our newsletter and love to read it on their coffee breaks.
We would like to thank Chrystyna Pedde for the research, writing and editing she performs diligently every month to publish The Messenger. Chrystyna would be pleased to hear from you by email should you have any questions for her.
To every Helix customer, supplier, contractor, we would like to extend our heartfelt