In 1986, seeing that he performed and made a winning team with his co-worker, they decided to found their own company in piano transport. At that time, Daniel and his colleague transport the pianos modestly with a simple automobile with a trailer.
Following a work accident in 1988, Mr. Lamontagne injured his right hand. Several months of convalescence brings him back to his hometown, Shawinigan.
Two years later (in 1990), Daniel Lamontagne decides to found his own company: THE AS OF THE PIANO. He then undertakes the steps to obtain subsidies, but as far as this type of transportation service is concerned, no financial assistance is granted by the government. Mr. Lamontagne is therefore restricted to a personal loan to purchase the bare minimum necessary for his project. He buys a used Ford truck, moving covers and piano straps to start his business.
In 1991, Daniel Lamontagne rented the La Pianotech store, located in Cap-de-la-Madeleine: a business that sold, repaired the mechanics and remade the piano furniture. This represented for him a chance to make profitable the PIANO AS.
Among others, Mr. Daniel Lamontagne founder of the company is also passionate about his job (a specialist in piano transport) he loves pianos, it’s an instrument that has fascinated him for over 30 years, there is more 50,000 pianos brought to his credit.
He can disassemble the pianos in pieces when he does not go into the steps and then go back up without even detuning them
He puts the pianos on his back to pass them in a staircase that turns 90 °
They carried the heaviest piano in the world
They do the crane service and even pass the pianos through the window if necessary
They carried the $ 235,000.00 BonseDorf grand piano and the heaviest piano in the world