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Mark and Lyle Perry | A 100-Year-Old Family Business: From Lumber Shop to Outdoor Living Destination

Celebrating their 100th year as a family business in Kerrisdale, British Columbia, this lumber and hardware shop has grown into a place of gathering for high-end designers, savvy homeowners and BBQ masters in the Lower Mainland and beyond. Kerrisdale Lumber Home offers extraordinary outdoor living products with the highest selection of quality grills in Vancouver. The outdoor kitchen side of the business has evolved over the years, and now has an outdoor kitchen project management team that focuses on custom outdoor kitchens for multi-family homes, single family homes and commercial spaces.

Ryan Bloom had the pleasure of welcoming Mark Perry, third generation, and Lyle Perry, fourth generation President of Kerrisdale Lumber Home in this Fireside Chat™ episode. They discussed what it means to run a generational business, and the importance of creating a strong company culture and supporting the community that supports them. They discussed how the business has shifted from lumber store to home and outdoor living and the growth of their outdoor kitchen business. They touched on their move to a new location in Spring 2020, and the impact of the pandemic on their business. Finally, they consider the evolution of Vancouver’s customer typology and what they see for the future of outdoor space activation. 

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Kerrisdale Lumber Home – https://kerrisdalelumber.ca/