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Happy Mother's Day!

It is Mothers Day this weekend and we want to take a moment to celebrate and honour our mom, Myrna Bartsch.  We have been blessed by a wonderful strong woman to be mother to us. Growing up, there was four of us kids, but you would more often than not find extra people around the dinner table, whether it was friends, neighbours or unexpected guests.  Mom could make a satisfying meal out of very little and never turned away visitors.  We learned the meaning of generosity by watching her share with kindness.  We didn't have much back then but it was always shared with anyone in need.   She also showed us how to work hard, both our parents modeled this...

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Need some inspiration for your renovation projects?

The geese are coming back, the snow comes and goes, the temperature is rising; spring is here!  Every year, spring brings a sense of hope, of renewal.  It brings anticipation for what's to come.  This time of year makes a person want to change things around, freshen up a space and make it feel new again! Springtime gets a lot of folks thinking of renovating, of changing the look or feel in their homes.  We have done some of that in our Calgary showroom recently as well!  We do most of our improvements ourselves since we have lots of different talents in the family and we enjoy working on the different projects that come up.  We love how the fresh wall colors...

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Is It Spring Yet?

It is March already, can you believe it?  March means thoughts and plans for spring start taking over!  For the gardeners, seeds are bought and planters started inside.  For the hikers, mud is becoming more the norm on the trails than snow.  For the commuters, it means slush and more slush!   It is a wonderful feeling, to see spring approach ever so slowly!

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What is Freedom?

We’ve been hearing and seeing a lot about freedom and what that means.  Maybe you are following what is happening in the Convoy to Ottawa 2022 and have heard much about it.  There are a lot of opinions and debates about it, we know there are many differences when it comes to this time we are in. We don’t want to politicize our business, but we also don’t want to stand by mutely and watch from the sidelines.  We know many truckers, we come from a family of truckers, that have been in the trucking industry for decades.  We understand the importance of their work, their service.  Our business is directly affected by the mandates enforced on the trucking industry because we...

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Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Years! Well, the year 2021 has come to an end!  Maybe that is a relief for you, maybe you are happy to put an end to the chapter of 2021.  We can relate to that.  We’ve had one of the most challenging years in a long time, part of it due to Covid, part of it due to the loss of loved ones, and part of it due to some big changes.   It has stretched us beyond what we thought we were capable of, and looking back, we can see that growth has happened during that time.   As a company, we have grown in knowledge, experience and in members!  We have grown in how we work...

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