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WINMAR® Durham – Where it all began

Welcome to the new and improved WINMAR® Durham blog! If you don’t know who we are or what we are about, we want you to find out. We thought we would start this journey with an introduction and brief history of WINMAR® Durham.

WINMAR® Durham, a contractor specializing in property restoration services, was founded in 2003 in Whitby, Ontario by Julia Caron and Luc Caron. Luc had been in business for himself for many years and Julia was a hard-working mom taking care of 3 kids after running a successful hairdressing business. In 2003, Luc and Julia decided to collaborate and create their family business together. Since Julia was born and raised in Durham Region and still calls it home, they decided that Durham would be a perfect place to establish their business and grow within their own community.

Over the last 13 years, the business has gone from humble beginnings operating out of a 1500 square foot facility to a massive 15,000 square foot facility in Oshawa, Ontario. What started out as a small family business has evolved over the years into a successful and flourishing business. From fires to floods, and vehicle impacts to heavy winds (just to name a few) WINMAR® Durham restores properties affected by most type of perils. As part of the WINMAR® franchise group (WINMAR International® – the franchisor) WINMAR® Durham has been able to gain clients through strategic national partnerships while also growing a notable brand within the region.

Julia and Luc take pride in providing top notch customer service, building a great team and giving back to their community. They have also been leaders in the industry by being equipped with innovative cleaning technologies like the Esporta Wash Systems, Fireline and Odell Electronics Cleaning System. They also stand by a more eco-friendly and environmentally conscious workplace by using environmentally friendly cleaning products at job sites and in their office and shop, implementing a recycling program with all possible materials or waste being disposed of properly, donating unused building hardware and materials to programs like Habitat for Humanity’s Re-Store.

At WINMAR® Durham a philosophy of helping the community in any way possible is highly promoted. The team does this by being involved in shows and charitable events with Habitat for Humanity, doing a yearly walk for the Huntington Society of Canada and promoting various marketing events with proceeds going to charities like Habitat for Humanity Durham, Feed the Need, Humane Society of Durham, The Refuge Outreach Centre and The Denise House.

Together with their team, Julia and Luc hope to continue growing as an organization and making a difference for WINMAR® Durham’s customers and community.

WINMAR® Durham offers 24 hour emergency services for their customers. When homes are damaged by water, wind, fires and more, WINMAR® Durham’s crew will be there to help. If you find yourself in this situation, please give us a call at 905-728-9380 and we will come through for you.

If you want to learn more about WINMAR® Durham, follow us on our social media channels and of course this blog. We will be giving you a behind the scenes look at our team, our business and our mission to provide the best customer service we can.

This WINMAR® franchise is independently owned and operated. WINMAR® is a registered trademark owned by WINMAR® International Inc. and is used under license.