I became a member of Tradebank with our window business and two years later, in 2000, we purchased the Waterloo franchise. We liked the trade aspect as a member and felt it was a good fit for us. Tradebank is a great opportunity to receive new clients, which opens up many doors to other business, not necessarily just in the barter world. It is a great way to put your company in front of a large number of businesses immediately. I want to treat our clients like they are our ONLY client - personal service is always the key. I enjoy putting together multiple deals more than sales, even though I have personally signed over 500 clients now!
I started out in family construction business and am a licensed carpenter by trade. I owned and operated the business for 20 years upon my father’s retirement. I have earned several awards while I was in the contracting business, and within Tradebank I have won the President’s Award several times.
We like to travel in our free time, and go away most weekends in the summer to our boat up north. I have played hockey for over 50 years. We have always had a designated charity within Tradebank - for many years it was Family and Children’s Services, and now we help to support Hope Springs Cancer Center.