The Trépanier family has owned and operated Auvent Nouveau for nearly fifty years. In 1963, Gérald Trépanier and his wife, Thérèse Décarie, purchased the company, which at that time was called Auvent de Hull and was located on St-Jean-Baptiste Street near the St-Joseph College. The couple ran the company at that location until the mid 1970s, and then moved it to a 1,000-square-foot shop at 56 Eddy.
A younger generation joined the firm when Yvan-Pierre Trépanier, twenty years younger than his brother Gérald, decided to buy into his brother’s know-how and experience. At the turn of the 1990s, Yvan-Pierre and his wife, Claire Monfils, became the owners. In April 1991, the new managers renamed the company Auvent Nouveau Inc. and infused it with a promising new impetus. The company’s rapid growth later required moving it to its current address, where its facilities now cover over 5000 sq. ft.
After these expansions, the couple’s two eldest sons, Daniel and Alain, joined the team in 1995. A few years later they were followed by the youngest two, Yvan-Michel and Emmanuel. These six family members thus became a united force at work. One success followed another during the 2000s. The succession is well assured! The four sons, trained by their parents, in turn became the owners of Auvent Nouveau in 2010.
Today, the four brothers are running a prosperous business—the largest awning and canopy manufacturer in the Outaouais! Daniel, the eldest, is both shop supervisor and tailor; Alain handles customer service; Yvan-Michel manages and oversees projects; and Emmanuel leads the team of installers. Their parents are never far off, providing advice and making a valuable contribution to the proper running of the business. Their sales representative, Robert Fournier, joined the family team in 2009. Backed up by more than thirty years of business experience, he contributes to the company’s evolution in many ways.
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