Meet Linda Goetzinger & John Goetzinger
In a small community like Queen Charlotte, says Linda Goetzinger, “we all know one another on some level.” In fact, many of A.M.S. Building Centre’s customers have been coming in to the store for years. “We develop relationships that last through generations. People come to trust the advice that we give and depend on us. When customers come to the store, it’s like having friends come to visit.” This familiarity breeds an environment that encourages and enables people to work together toward common goals for the sake of the community at large. This willingness to work together contributes to a higher quality of life that’s like the icing on the cake in a place that is already so beautiful and rife with natural resources and recreational opportunities.
John and Linda’s children have all worked in the business at one time or another, and the Goetzingers are grateful to have been able to provide this opportunity to their family. In the early years of family life, Linda notes, having their own business allowed for flexibility so that the couple could be available for important times in their childrens’ lives. As the family grew up, “being an entrepreneur allowed me to expand in areas according to each one of our talents. We are now hiring the third generation,” says Linda.
Haida Gwaii has been a wonderful place to raise their family, and John and Linda are deeply appreciative of the life they’ve been able to have here. The Goetzingers are a close-knit family, in and outside of the business. They enjoy spending time together and being outdoors when they’re not working.
Dependable. Creative. Solutions-Oriented.
A.M.S. Building Centre has been helping build, renovate and repair homes and commercial buildings in Queen Charlotte and beyond for more than 40 years. Family owned-and-operated since it opened in 1975, A.M.S. Building Centre has built a reputation in the community as a premier supplier of quality building, plumbing and electrical supplies plus hardware, lumber, household, gardening and camping goods. A.M.S. Building Centre is proud to offer competitive pricing on all of its inventory and knowledgeable service by staff members who know the industry and can help you solve virtually any construction, renovation or repair problem.
A.M.S. Building Centre is a member of the Building Supply Industry Association.
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