Mar. 30, 2012, Oakville, ON — What started as a small family business focused on topsoil delivery has blossomed into a growing garden centre with locations in Oakville and Mississauga, Ont.
In 1962, George Van Beek filled a yellow school bus with a topsoil mixture that he developed on his family’s farm and delivered it to gardeners and landscapers in and around Oakville. What George called “Van Beek’s Premium Original Mixed Soil” is now famously referred to as “triple mix” and is a household name when it comes to quality topsoil.
A lot has changed in the last 50 years, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the Van Beek family’s commitment to offering quality garden supply products at fair prices.
The family business has also grown over the decades. In addition to adding a second location, Van Beek's now delivers to Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Mississauga, Etobicoke and other parts of the Greater Toronto Area.
"Due to their hard work and dedication, the Van Beek’s name is still recognized as a garden supply leader in the area, 50 years later," a press release issued by the company read.
"Many customers have grown with the Van Beek’s family and local residents appreciate the personalized service and unique family atmosphere that is so hard to find now a days. However, the links to the past that Van Beek’s is so proud of have not limited their ability to remain current and plan for the future growth of their business. Van Beek’s has undertaken an aggressive marketing campaign to bring their family name to new residents, families and businesses in the area," the release read.
Van Beek’s Garden Supplies caters to do-it-yourselfers and professionals alike, supplying residential clients in addition to garden centres, golf courses, landscapers and avid gardeners.