Loyalty and growth have been at the heart of WM. Dyck & Sons success for 80 years, and everyone from customers to contractors to employees can anticipate more of both as the Niverville business looks to the future.
Construction of a new office and storage facility at their Distribution Centre will begin this spring with completion expected by year's end. The anchor store will also be getting new signage and a revamped exterior. Additionally, contractors will notice a more convenient experience when stopping by.
“We’re really focusing on enhancing our contractor experience,” says Megan Deaust, WM’s Marketing Manager. “We’ll be expanding our parking for them, so they’ll be better accommodated when picking up materials. We’re in the process of improving our product line for them as well.”
Deaust also points out that while WM. Dyck & Sons has a wide-ranging inventory of hardware and tools, they’re also a go-to destination for building materials of every kind.
“We’re a one-stop shop for everything from the foundation to the roof of your home,” she says. “We have cabinetry and flooring departments. We have paint, electrical, plumbing, lumber, and drywall. The community can get everything they need in one place, right here."
It’s a large operation, which is why its modest beginnings might be surprising to some. Initially established as a hatchery, the business gradually evolved into the more familiar store, and in 1993 Carl and Heather Fast took over as owners and operators. Carl is founder William Dyck’s grandson.
“We’ve been in business 80 years,” says Heather. “Now we’re at the fourth generation, as both of our children are involved as well.”
But WM. Dyck & Sons wouldn’t be where it is, and where it plans to be, without the loyalty of a customer and contractor base stretching from southeastern Manitoba to Winnipeg and northwestern Ontario. And then there's their valued team members.
“We have more than 80 employees – three of whom we hired more than 35 years ago,” says Heather. “Our success as a family business is the result of the efforts of our great team members.”
WM. Dyck & Sons is located at 262 Main Street in Niverville, Manitoba – the same site where the hatchery began all those decades ago. They can be reached by calling (204) 388-4727 or by emailing email@example.com. Learn more at wmdyck.com.