Kevin recalls how the company was started. "The business was started by my grandfather in 1954. My grandfather immigrated from Holland during the war. He worked for a number of different companies over the years. In 1954 he found himself laid off and looking for work."
"A neighbour had a wet basement and told my grandfather. He told him what had to be done and my grandfather wasn't working so he said he would do the job."
"He dug around that house by himself, the whole house. He did the whole job and fixed the neighbours leaky basement. So, a light bulb went off and he thought there was a business opportunity."
"My grandmother used to tell a story about how it all started. She asked how much my grandfather planned to charge and he said $150 and she said nobody could afford that much. Remember, this was the 50's and that was a lot of money. My grandfather forged ahead and a business was born."
"My father worked with my grandfather and then my father went off doing different jobs for a while. When my grandfather was killed in a car accident, my father took some time off work to finish existing contracts and then just continued on and took over the business."
"I worked for the business when I as younger but also went off to pursue other jobs. If you're not busy though there is always work on the end of a shovel. I came home and joined the business in 1985 and have never looked back. In 2004, my dad retired and I bought the business and took over. This is my 32nd year of installing weeping tile."