In the 1980s, Dennis Prock owned five convenience stores in the Missouri Ozarks. He became frustrated by the convoluted process of coordinating with contractors, cabinet shops, refrigeration companies, and equipment manufacturers in order to outfit his c-stores, in addition to the merchandise vendors that kept the stores stocked with goods. Most of the manufacturers did not understand the unique convenience store needs (like extra width for their countertops). Finally, Dennis took matters into his own hands and created a company that could outfit an entire c-store with everything needed before the merchandise arrived.
Dennis founded Prock Operations, Inc., in 1986. The first division, For Your Convenience™ (FYC), started in his basement, but quickly grew from there into a bustling millwork shop that specializes in building custom cabinets, panels, and shelving. One of our most popular products is Xcelamine™, a water- and rot-resistant melamine board made from recycled materials that ensures customers’ cabinetry will be protected from leaks and spills even in high-moisture areas.
In 2004, Prock Operations opened our second division, Snowman Cooler, which offers top quality custom walk-in coolers, freezers, and other cold storage solutions to a variety of customers both within the USA and worldwide. We use only the best XPS insulation in our products, a non-toxic insulation that is both environmentally friendly and extremely resistant to moisture and corrosion.
Since then, Prock Operations has added a flooring division, a surfacing division, an agricultural division, and started a line of products that recycles the remnants of solid surface materials — scraps that would normally end up in landfills — into custom trinkets and decor in unique combinations of colors and patterns. Our customers include the convenience store, food service, retail, institutional, and medical facility industries.
Prock Operations, Inc. is headquartered in St. James, Missouri, in the heart of the United States, where we can combine the benefits of a small town with a central location that allows us to easily support clients across the nation and worldwide. We are grateful for the local support we have received, and are very glad to have opportunities to give back to our community.
Here at Prock Operations, we believe in a cleaner, greener future for manufacturing, and we’ve teamed up with industry leaders to make this possible. We’re a small town manufacturer with a national and international customer base, and we are focused on incorporating recycled and renewable materials into our manufacturing while we create earth-friendly products.
Our process is simple: we want to provide you with the best possible products customized to fit your needs. We take the time to learn your business and your goals, and create a step-by-step plan to maximize the ways we can help you succeed.