Jim and Rick Penn, Puritan Cape Cod
Abraham Penn, founder of Puritan Cape Cod started the company in 1919 on one core principle: “Service to the customer, service to the community”. This principle was passed down to the second generation of the Penn family, Milton and Howard Penn, and to today’s third generation, Rick and Jim Penn. Today Rick and Jim manage and operate Puritan’s four store locations across Cape Cod.
The company lives by its mission statement: Earn the Relationship. They run their business by earning the relationship of Puritan’s customers, employees, and community.
Outside their business, Rick and Jim Penn have held numerous leadership and board positions in the Cape Cod community, including the Hyannis Business Improvement District, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce, Cape and Islands United Way, Barnstable Horace Mann Charter School, Spaulding Rehabilitation, and Cape Cod Synagogue.
Puritan Cape Cod is proud to give back to the community with numerous charitable contributions and benefit shopping events. The company also established the Abraham Penn award, given each year to an individual who exemplifies the principle of “service to the customer, service to the community.” The award is also accompanied by a donation to the winner’s local Chamber of Commerce.