Where The Heck Is North Shore From?

A little history of North Shore Eavestroughing: Hardly a week goes by with out someone asking “Where is the North Shore?” or “What North Shore are you from?”. Everyone has there own idea and takes a guess.
About 17 years ago North Shore Eavestroughing was formed in a small town along the North Shore of Prince Edward Island called North Rustico. Hence the name North Shore Eavestroughing. After growing up with a family of self employed contractors it seemed natural to start up my own business in my late teens.

At our peak we had two crews and travelled all over PEI and were most likely PEI’s largest eavestrough company.

A picture below of one of our units in PEI.

It was always our priority and still is today to hire positive people that are focused on doing quality work and have a great attitude.

Even back then we stood out from the other companies because we insisted on spending the time to do the job properly and use a level to get the proper slopes on the eavestrough.

We had seamless eavestrough machines and ensured all our company members were properly outfitted in North Shore shirts/uniform just like today. A clean professional appearance was always important to us.

We operated a snow removal company in the winter. Occasional 70 cm storms with high winds happen there. Snow was as high as the tractors in the bad storms. Great experience for our commercial snow removal business that we operate today here in Toronto.

 

We stay connected to PEI with some waterfront rental cottages that we own and rent to people vacationing to PEI in the summer. Check out our website www.seawindsresort.com. Many people from the Ontario region stay with us at Seawinds Cottages. My wife Angela handles the bookings from Toronto and we have an amazing manager that takes excellent care of our guests and keeps the property in superb shape. We visit PEI three or four times a year.
Always curious what it would be like to work in the big city and with a little coaxing from some family that lived in Toronto we made the trek. With both Angela’s and my business experience and our PEI values we were excited to start this new chapter. We had our first truck and trailer outfitted with our new Toronto telephone numbers before Angela and I made the trip to Toronto to expand our business in this big city. A few months later we returned to PEI to pick up our second truck and trailer and drove it to Toronto as well.
During our early work in Toronto we did a fair amount of new construction. We were quick to find out that quality is not often required or appreciated when doing new construction and we are all about quality…so we pursued residential work which is the focus of our work today. The picture below is of some of our earlier work in the GTA.

 

Below is a picture of our front office, show room and some of our fleet parked outside of our office.

 

 

 

We are proud to have been in business with the same name for over 17 years now! With hard work and our small town values of PEI has taken North Shore to the top in Toronto as well. The picture below is showing a wall in our office where we display our Awards, Certifications and Licenses. We won Homestars.com “Best Eavestrough Contractor” Awards for the city of Toronto for the years 2008, 2009 and most recently 2011.

We are thankful for all our happy customers who trusted us to complete their eaves work. Today we value each homeowner like we did back in PEI and this has been the secret to our success.

Visit our website at www.eavestrough.ca

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