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Skidmore is a diversified holding company that invests in retail, distribution and service businesses with a strong potential for accelerated growth.

Skidmore's 70 Years in Business

Skidmore's 75 Years in Business
Third Generation
1994 – Present

2016

To reflect the shift in vision, TCGI is officially made a subsidiary of a new diversified holding company, Skidmore.

Timeline 2016

2015

Glentel is acquired by one of Canada’s largest communication companies, Bell. Skidmore diversifies into home renovation, millwork, finance and health.

Timeline 2015

2005

Seeking to diversify and explore new industries, TCGI sells most of their glass operations in Canada to the world’s largest glass company Belron.

Timeline 2005

1994

Glass operations grow exponentially, and the company’s global reach increases, now employing thousands of people through brands such as Apple Auto Glass, Speedy Glass, Novus Glass, Eurostock and Autostock.

Timeline 1994 2004

1994

Skidmore’s third generation is welcomed to the company. Current president, Allan’s son, Garry Skidmore, joins TCGI to work on business development.

Timeline 1994
Second Generation
1967 - 1994

1980

The entrepreneurial spirit of the family keeps their minds open for new opportunities beyond the automotive glass industry.

At the time, the nascent wireless communications industry looks risky, but promising. Together with Ted Rogers and Cantel, TCGI creates Speedy Cellular, which rapidly expands across Canada and is successfully sold a few years later. Due to this success, the Skidmores acquire another communications company, Glentel.
Timeline 1985

1972

With the company’s expansion to the East Coast, led by Allan Skidmore, the company is now called Trans Canada Glass Incorporated (TCGI).

Timeline 1972

1967

The second generation of Skidmore leadership begins. Art’s son, Allan Skidmore, joins the company after graduating college.

Timeline 1946–1967
First Generation
1946 - 1967

1946

Relentless hard work slowly pays off and allows the Skidmore brothers to open a few glass shops around Metro Vancouver, eventually expanding throughout BC and across Western Canada.

Timeline 1967

1946

Right after the Second World War, brothers Art and Herb Skidmore start a automotive glass repair shop in New Westminster, BC.

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