Tell us how your family business got its start: Andy Van Dolder began his career in the home improvement business in his teens, selling doors for his brother out of the back of his truck. In 1964, he opened Cash and Carry Aluminum in Annan and after many years of successfully growing the business, the company eventually became the Van Dolder’s Home Team. In 2009, with his two sons, Kris and Tim, Andy constructed a new village-style showroom at their landmark location on Highway 26 in Owen Sound. This spring they opened a second showroom in Collingwood.
What is the focus of your company? The Van Dolder’s Home Team sells and installs some of the best quality home improvement products. This includes windows, doors, siding, decking, awnings, pergolas, eaves, gutters, garage doors and finishing touches for homes and cottages. If it goes on the outside of your house, you’ll find it on the inside of ours!
What do you enjoy most about the fall in Grey and Bruce? The fall means a return to following the young children around to different arenas as they play hockey. It’s also a time for getting together to share family barbecues and spending time outdoors enjoying the fall colours.