George and Cathy are the owners of the shop and also of the van with the sticker `Thank you for shopping local’. They used to live in Toronto, but real estate prices tempted them to move to our town. They opened their paint and blind business 9 years ago. George used to be a designer for L. Cowen and B. Lawson, interior design houses that saw after the needs of some well-known public figures. George can tell you tales about his time there. One of them is about the sale of the house of Mr. and Mrs. Camp.
They had a showing at 7pm, but during the preparations they discovered a hole in the wall and they called George just hours before the showing. With his knowledge and experience and a hair dryer he was finished with the job 10 minutes before the showing and it went off without a hitch.
Another very interesting story is his eyewitness account of the day John Runnalls missed the RCMP by a hair; have a chat with George and he’ll gladly tell you the details himself.
George is a tradesman and in 1996 he wrote an DYI article about exterior painting for the Toronto Star in which he was described as a `practical designer’. In his store he takes time and pride in mixing until he arrives at the correct paint color. His prices are competitive but it is his services and the pride in his work that make him stand out.
Like always, open the door and discover the store behind the storefront!
Thanks to Kerry Boehme for the "Peace of Mind".