Dun Rite Glass always finds a way to remain busy and meet the needs of its customers.
The business, located at the intersection of Fourth Street and 13th Avenue in downtown Estevan, is known for their auto glass, but they do a lot more.
Eric Shier, who has owned the business since 2008, said a lot of people have been spending more time at home, so they’ve been catching up on odd jobs and tasks that are on their “to do” list, including repairs to auto glass.
“I don’t think people are travelling as much, so there’s lots going around here because people are sticking around here,” said Shier.
Not only have they had a lot of work from people who have had auto glass work waiting to be done, but there have been some repairs that have been needed due to the road construction happening in the area, and stones have been flying into windshields.
“There still is a lot of people working, and I know there’s a fair amount who have been laid off or who aren’t working. There seems to be a lot of action happening in the city,” he said.
Insurance claims have also generated some business for Dun Rite. Shier believes there will always be people who need repairs to their vehicles because of something that has happened.
Dun Rite also does some work with residential glass, commercial glass and window tinting for residences, commercial buildings and vehicles. And they have a vehicle detailing operation for both the exterior and the interior that ensures they will have work.
“We provide the thermal units, sealed units. If you want to replace just the glass in your house, we can do that,” said Shier.
Dun Rite Glass employs five people. Not only have they been active enough to keep their staff busy, the company is looking to hire another person.
“It was a little slower at first, but we made the decision to keep them on, weather the storm and it worked in our favour,” said Shier.
The staff members are knowledgeable and they have adapted to the changes in vehicle technologies over the years that can make the job more complex.
Shier enjoys dealing with the customers who come to the business, and there is always a sense of satisfaction in knowing that Dun Rite Glass is able to help people with repairs to their vehicles.