Regional Voices: Demitriy Oberemok – TDR Logistics
Demitriy Oberemok and his brothers Tim and Roman own TDR Logistics, a Spokane-based shipping company and fourth-party logistics provider with its own fleet of trucks. Among Dmitriy’s responsibilities are logistics operations, warehousing, transloading and marketing
A new beginning: Our family emigrated from Ukraine because of our religious beliefs.
First impressions: One of the biggest things that stood out was North Idaho’s Silverwood Theme Park. Not having those kinds of attractions in Ukraine – seeing them only in movies – it definitely made an impression.
The long haul: Our father started his own business in 1998, buying cars at auction and hauling them across the United States. We delivered the cars and drove home empty until one of our customers told us that if we had freight insurance, we could return with a full load. That made our family business much more profitable.
Branching out: My brothers and I launched TDR Logistics with just one Dodge pickup and one car trailer. Today we own a large fleet of trucks and provide fourth-party logistic solutions to manage any of our customers transportation needs.
Why Spokane: Spokane’s labor and living costs are cheaper than Seattle’s, and operating from here is more efficient. Our location is strategically great. We can ship by air, rail or truck nationwide or overseas. We consider anything that’s manufactured and shipped nationwide as a potential business opportunity, due to our cost-efficient services.
Community assets: Spokane is a great place to raise a family. Lots of organic food, endless outdoor activities – five ski resorts within a two-hour drive.
What Dmitriy likes most: The climate and the outdoors. I have two boys and one girl, and we love to go camping.
Where he takes visitors: My favorite things to do with guests is take them boating on Lake Coeur d’Alene or four-wheeling in the mountains.