Tippet-Richardson’s 95th Anniversary

Tippet-Richardson is celebrating its 95th anniversary this year! Join us on a trip down memory lane and learn about the history of T-R against a backdrop of Canadian milestones.
Jeff Brennan, GM at T-R Ottawa

Jeff Brennan, General Manager at T-R Ottawa

Whilst T-R is celebrating its 95th anniversary, it’s quite fitting that we’re doing our staff focus on Jeff Brennan, as he’s also celebrating an anniversary: 30 years with the T-R brand!

Jeff has worked for T-R Westcan Inc. for 7 years, holding the position of GM at our Vancouver branch. However, he hails from Ontario and it is where he got his start working for Tippet-Richardson Limited and where he’s been doing the brand proud, most recently as the GM of our Ottawa branch.

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Tippet-Richardson turns 95!

Tippet-Richardson turns 95!

We’re celebrating Tippet-Richardson’s 95th anniversary this year!  T-R began life from humble beginnings in 1927 (the year of Canada’s Diamond Anniversary), when Basil Tippet and C.A. Richardson rented a warehouse and a moving van, to start their operation in Toronto.  This was way back before there was even a highway into Western Canada.

Now we’ve been around for almost a century and we’ve certainly seen a few things.  T-R has survived: the stock market crash of ’29 and the Great Depression that followed in the “dirty thirties”; the global devastation of World War 2; not to mention the COVID pandemic.  We were even here when the maple leaf was raised for the very first time on the Canadian flag we know today.

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Brenda Bressler, GM at Tippet-Richardson Calgary

Brenda Bressler, General Manager at T-R Calgary

Allow me to introduce you to our Calgary GM, Brenda Bressler. Brenda first joined T-R back in 2006, as the Receptionist. She took a short break from the industry in 2011 but then got pulled back in 4 years later. Brenda now oversees a staff of 20 employees, along with doing sales, plus coordinating and assisting with any challenges that arise daily.

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Team Canada

Tippet-Richardson came together to support Team Canada last week, with staff bringing in donations of non-perishable food items for Move for Hunger. Go Canada!

Holiday food bank pickups

Holiday Food Bank Pickups 2021

Each year, Tippet-Richardson assists with holiday food bank pickups for our local Food Banks. We’re thrilled to announce that in December last year, we helped deliver 9,269 pounds of food to our local Food Banks, in partnership with Move for Hunger. Move for Hunger has now confirmed that 9,269 pounds of food will provide 7,724 meals!

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