Moving to a new community, raising a family and running a successful business requires great multitasking skills, but it was all in a day’s work for Dave and Sheryl Mitchell, who have made quite the team over the years with local business Abstract Auto & Window Glass. Wanting their customers to literally have a clear vision, whether on their windshields or home windows, they had one of their own, to have a strong work ethic and provide great service to the community.
Now in business for 42 years, the legacy is moving to their children as Nathan and Nicole have taken on the roles of Glazier & Auto Glass Technician and Office Manager. With a total of six staff members the team work on a variety of glass repairs and projects for vehicles, homes and businesses, working with ICBC and the insurance industry to ensure a smooth transition from accident to repair.
Much has changed over the years, in the 70’s homes had single pane glass windows, by the 80’s it was double glazing and today it’s all about energy efficient products and reflective surfaces. With homes built across the decades, it has been important for Abstract Auto & Window Glass to keep products and skills in all of these areas.
With many customers being unavailable during the day, Dave has always been prepared to meet his clients on their terms, which has given him anything but the standard work day. “If you work 8 – 4 or 9 – 5, you will basically have bought yourself a job. If you want more and are prepared to put in more time and effort, you will reap the rewards of that effort” he advised. This is the advice being passed on to the next generation of Mitchell’s, as the baton passes, the service and care continue to thrive.
Abstract Auto & Window Glass – 32210 Lougheed Highway. Tel: 604-826-6094
Recognizing one long serving business each month as we celebrate our 125th Anniversary.