Established in 1989, C&C Interiors supplies and sells plumbing fixtures and consults in design.
I guess you could say I’m a jack of all trades, but unlike the remainder of the cliché, I’ve actually mastered them too. Well, maybe not all of them, but pretty close. To understand what I mean, let’s rewind to the late 1980s…
Dad had started Calgary Bumper but had always had a soft spot for renos and millwork. There wasn’t anything my dad couldn’t do, he had lots of trades experience. He and Mom were renovating our house and during that time they discovered a little bathroom company called C&C Interiors. With C&C’s help, the bathroom was soon done. Not long after that, Mom and Dad decided to buy that shop. Things really changed though when my father fell ill, and I was compelled to take over and try to fill in where he no longer could. He was off work for about six months, and then when he came back I had the honour to work alongside him for two years.
The responsibilities I assumed at that time were, in a word, overwhelming. But if there was one thing I could rely on in this veritable trial by fire, it was something my Dad had always relied on himself: trust. Every one of the tradespeople, salespeople, suppliers and customers I dealt with could be trusted. And I Ieaned on them – heavily – empowering them to make decisions I didn’t yet have the knowledge to make myself. Along the way, I learned everything I possibly could about how they conducted their businesses, and especially, how they did their jobs.
By starting on the renovation side of the business, I got to know the ins and outs of building. I have personally renovated over 100 homes. Doing so gave me the deep knowledge of how everything works and how best to do just about anything related to building. Being that hands-on led to a desire to get the best possible products into my hands, which is why I eventually transitioned into supply and sales. It was at this point that I finally got to put my Commerce degree to good use.
Today, C&C Interiors supplies and sells plumbing fixtures and consults in design. But we’re not just a storefront, nor are we simply a consultancy; we’re collaborators – in design, trades, products, and ultimately, solutions. We start with your architect, your interior designer, and their plans and drawings. Working from the exterior in, we come up with a product plan that thoroughly understands your space, and totally integrates the products you want with the tradespeople that will install them. I literally cherry pick from the 60+ lines C&C Interiors represents, keeping it transparent from the start. No bulk orders, no dead stock, no push, no volume sales. C&C doesn’t sell online either – we’re just too specialized and trades-intense for the kind of blind mass sales the internet necessitates. Everything else is something we work directly with the trades on – from quality control, to fit and fitment. It’s the only way I’ve found that works to maintain the trust that’s so vital to completing a job on time, on budget, and to spec. C&C Interiors wouldn’t want it to be any other way. Neither should our customers.