Dixon Dwelling {Hardware} celebrates 100 years in enterprise

FERGUS – Regionally owned and operated since 1923, Dixon Dwelling {Hardware} is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this 12 months. 

To kick off the celebrations, the Dixons can be internet hosting some occasions this weekend.

On July 21, there can be a Milwaukee software demo from 11 to 4pm. The next day, an anniversary ceremony will happen at 11:30am, and a scorching canine barbecue can be offered from 11am to 1pm.

‘Dad could be proud’

Jason Dixon, presently co-owner of the Dwelling {Hardware} in Fergus along with his brother Jeff, talked about the enterprise has near 100 prizes for the raffle to this point.

Jason added he’s happy with what his household has completed over the previous centenary.

“I’m positive our dad could be proud right here, too, if he was nonetheless round,” stated Jason. 

Jim Dixon handed away final February at age 76.

He stated he typically thinks about what number of different companies have come and gone since Dixon’s opened 100 years in the past.

“It’s a testomony on what our nice grandfather, grandfather and pop did to get [where we are now],” he stated.

“That they had the proper recipe to maintain it going, and it’s fairly spectacular, when you think about the quantity of locations which have come and gone within the final 100 years, that it’s nonetheless going.”

 The Dixon historical past

Walter Dixon purchased a lumber and planning mill in Arthur in 1923. 

He expanded the enterprise to incorporate a millwork store in Fergus ten years later.

In 1943, in the course of the Second World Battle, Walter’s son Merlin joined the corporate, which, throughout this time, was positioned at 475 St. Patrick Road in Fergus.

Up till this era of Dixon {hardware} historical past, the enterprise primarily supplied lumber, wooden and home windows. It later added {hardware} and constructing supplies.

Merlin’s son, Jim joined within the household enterprise in 1966 on the age of 20 after serving within the Royal Canadian Navy, being a part of the Canadian peacekeeping drive.

In 1977, Jim relocated the enterprise to its present location at 745 St. David Road in Fergus, the place it operated as Dixon Homecare.

Over the subsequent a number of years, additions and modifications had been made to the shop. Sheds had been added to the lumberyard to fulfill the wants of a rising group, and Dixon Homecare modified to develop into Dixon Timber Mart.

Dixon Dwelling {Hardware}

Jeff and Jason Dixon, Jim’s sons, joined the corporate with their father within the Nineties. 

It was not till 2004 that the Dixons turned members of the Dwelling {Hardware} household, making the enterprise what it’s to at the present time.

“It’s a small-town tradition at Dwelling {Hardware},” Jason stated, including many larger firms don’t essentially have that really feel to them.

“It’s obtained a very, sort of a small, close-knit tradition and mentality. So, it truly works actually good for us, as a result of that’s sort of what we’re like right here as effectively.”

5 years later, a brand new retailer was constructed, was adopted by two new lumber storage sheds.

All through the previous century, Dixon Dwelling {Hardware} Constructing Centre has remained a neighborhood and family-owned-and-operated enterprise