Brock Doors and Windows has been serving homeowners in the GTA and surrounding areas for over 25 years. This family-owned business has continued to grow and succeed and they feel privileged to be able to give back to the communities that have supported them throughout the years.
Last year, Brock introduced a home makeover contest, giving one lucky family the opportunity to transform their home with $25,000 worth of windows, doors, siding, eavestroughs, soffits and garage doors. “The contest’s purpose is to give back to our surrounding communities and show people how our products can make their homes look and feel brand new,” says Kaileigh Donelle, marketer for Brock.
The contest ran early last year and the winner was announced in August. Dave and Cindy French of Halton Hills were already experiencing several issues with the builder-grade products in their recently-purchased and fairly new home. “Ice was forming on the inside of their windows and doors,” says Donelle. The homeowners told Brock in an on-camera interview that the project became a major priority when they saw ice forming on the inside of their children’s bedroom windows last winter.
The French family’s name was randomly drawn by a third-party organization. “It was amazing to have the winners be a family who genuinely needed the makeover and were facing years ahead to finish their entire project,” says Donelle. “Our general manager, Graeme Knight, a videographer, a member of a local newspaper and I anxiously waited down the street with a massive cheque to surprise them.” The family was unknowingly sitting in a “meeting” with sales representative, Ken Riddle, to ensure they would be home. The French’s didn’t even remember entering the contest. Donelle recalls Cindy saying, “Can you believe this?”
Once the makeover was complete, the homeowners saw and felt the difference right away. The upgrades made an immediate difference in the feel of their home and they were looking forward to seeing that change reflected on their energy bills. “The difference in the look of their home is night and day,” says Donelle.