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ORION AWARD WINNERS:
HIGHLIGHTING TWO RECIPIENTS
The following are the 2018 Orion Award winners, announced at the BSIA's 80th anniversary celebration in July 2018.
RETAIL 2018 AWARD RECIPIENTS
FINISHING & SPECIALTY PRODUCTS:
Landscape Centre Inc., Coquitlam
andscape Centre Inc. was incorporated in B.C. on January 4, 1990
for the resale of hard landscape supplies for the residential and
commercial fields. Operations began in Burnaby with two full-time
and one part-time staff member. Landscape Centre's roots were tied
to six-by-six treated lumber & railway ties. In winter of 1992, Landscape
Centre saw an opportunity to move to Coquitlam to service the up and
coming residential market. The change of location, resulted in many other
changes, including product offerings. Landscape Centre saw that precast
concrete was in its future. In November 1998, the business we ceased
operations at 2540 Barnet Highway and moved to 1.6 acres including a
17,500 square-foot facility in Port Coquitlam. Busting at the seams again in
2010, Landscape Centre secured two locations for expansion - a landscape supply offsite sales centre and a distribution yard.
Now with 16 bulk bins, 2.25 acres, 6,500 square-foot warehouse, and a 4,000 square-foot sales centre, Landscape Centre is
looking forward to servicing its customers' needs even better. Landscape Centre currently is a family-owned and operated
company and employs 20 full-time staff and a few seasonal staff.
Here are the remaining winners in the Retail Award category:
URBAN HARDWARE & RURAL LUMBER YARDS: Black Creek Farm & Feed Supply, Black Creek
BUILDING CENTRE (CONTRACT YARD): Northcoast Building Products Ltd., Surrey
BUILDING SUPPLY CENTRE (MINI-BOX STORE): Mack Foster Building Material (RONA), Richmond
SUPPLIER 2018 AWARD RECIPIENTS
SALES PERSON (OUTSIDE):
Ace (Allen) Challes, Westform Metals, Chilliwack
llen "Ace" Challes was born in Thunder Bay (Fort William), Ontario and moved to
Calgary in the early 1960s where he completed his education, graduating from
Queen Elizabeth High School in 1972 and went to work for Westeel-Rosco Ltd.
for the next 15 years, working in the yard and eventually outside sales. Later, he worked for
ATCO Metal for six years. In April 1998, he started with Westform Metals, taking over
for the infamous Dirk Timmers, who was instrumental in Ace becoming his replacement.
Ace has been married for over 36 years to his wife Louise and has two children and two
grandchildren. His hobbies include working on cars, motorcycles, guitars, golf and spending
time with family and friends. He is also a loyal sports fan. While he was not present to
receive the award, said he felt honoured when he found out and that he would like to thank
all his customers for their votes and the gang at Westform Metals for their support.
Here are the remaining winners in the Supplier Award category:
SUPPLIER COMPANY: Taiga Building Products, Langley
CUSTOMER SERVICE: Marcus Kavanaugh, Taiga Building Products, Langley
Allen "Ace" Challes.
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