"Skills can be taught, but you either have character or you don't."
"When you find an employee with character and work ethic, those people are your golden people - people you'll do anything to build up," says Craig Fawcett, president of Lethbridge Custom Canvas in Lethbridge, Alberta. Fawcett and His family moved to Lethbridge when his father bought the company in 1989, and he draws a straight line between the success of the business and success of employees.
Before buying the company, Fawcett worked as a sign language interpreter at a school for the deaf in Puerto Rico. Although he loved the job, the beginning stages of carpal tunnel syndrome let him know that, for him, a lifetime career of signing was unlikely. At the same time his father was looking to quit his job as sales manager of Calgary Tent and Awning (Where Fawcett had also worked in the past) and buy his own business. He purchased the awning/tent portion of Duncan Canvas in Lethbridge and he and Fawcett began building the business using their combined knowledge of the industry and innate people skills. After his father retired, Fawcett and his wife Noreen, took on the full responsibility of running the company.
Fawcett consider's everyone who comes through that door to be a part of the family and they will be treated with the love and respect a fellow member deserves. The attention and care you get from a mom and pop shop is something you won't be able to experience anywhere else. Allow Lethbridge Custom Canvas Ltd. show you what they are capable of.
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