Does anyone else know of a business still existing in Calgary from 100 years ago?
Toole Peet Real Estate and Insurance Brokers, founded 1897
. The history on their website notes that " Toole, Peet & Co. was one of the few firms that managed to survive the boom and collapse of the real estate market." http://www.toolepeet.com/
Burnco Rock Products, founded 1912
- cement, landscaping materials etc. http://www.burnco.com/
Burnco's centennial marks growth from one man into Canadian giant
Amanda Stephenson, Calgary Herald
Published: Saturday, June 23, 2012
In 1912, James Francis Burns left his home in Ontario to seek his fortune in the Canadian West. After initially homesteading in the Stettler area, Burns quickly recognized the potential that existed in the ever-growing boom town of Calgary. When he moved there, he had only $1.50 to his name, but it didn't take him long to start his own concrete and excavation company using a team of horses, a dump wagon and a set of hand shovels. Today, the company Burns started is known as Burnco Rock Products Ltd. and is the largest independent concrete company in Canada. Scott Burns, current CEO and greatgrandson of the company's founder, couldn't help but reflect on history this week as the company formally observed its 100th anniversary...
Read more: http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/ne ... faa1ed5045
A.B. Cushing Mills, founded 1911
- wood products for homes, etc. http://www.abcushingmills.ca/
Flesher Marble and Tile, founded 1910
- tile, granite countertops, etc. for homes, businesses... http://www.fleshermarble.com/
founded "more than 100 years ago", was involved in real estate. Today primarily an owner and manager of rental properties http://skinnermanagement.com
Just closed after 109 years MacLeod Brothers
Calgary's historic MacLeod Brothers store closes
Posted: Dec 26, 2011 6:23 AM MT
After 109 years in business, a Calgary landmark is closing.
MacLeod Brothers was once one of Western Canada's biggest menswear retailers, but employees started packing up the store this week.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/s ... doors.html