We are delighted and proud to announce that Dan Goulet, our UniglassPlus/Ziebart franchisee in Kapuskasing, Ontario, was recently awarded the Kapuskasing and District Small Business Award for 2016.
Established for more than 30 years in the community, Dan and his team are offering auto glass replacement and repair, window tint and Paint Protection Film, rust protection and car detailing services within the Ziebart brand.
Dan Goulet is a true home-grown Northern Ontario success story. Dan started in the glass business in Kapuskasing in 1985. He joined the UniglassPlus/Ziebart family in March 2009. Almost immediately, Dan demonstrated extraordinary business acumen, coupled with passionate customer care, community involvement, product innovation and an uncanny ability to align his product offering to the unique needs of his clients.
One particular example of his innovative problem solving – and a solution to a very costly downtime challenge for his mining customers – was a process to cut and install heavy equipment glass that reduced equipment downtime to a fraction previously experienced. The savings to his mining customers is measured in the tens of thousands of dollars.
Dan’s UniglassPlus/Ziebart business has consistently grown, with building expansions in 2012 and 2016. His business growth and sales are totally disproportionate to his community’s size, drawing customers from a 100km radius.
Dan’s wife, Linda, is also a key contributor to the store’s success. Their son, Derek, graduating this year from college, will be re-joining the family business, building on the legacy built over the past 31 years.
The store is receiving objective and broad endorsement from the community for their extraordinary service, growth and success. Dan Goulet and his team deserve to feel proud of this accomplishment. Their colleagues within the greater UniglassPlus/Ziebart family are equally proud of the Kapuskasing team’s accomplishments. A true success story worth sharing!