Dave and Elaine Dufresne founded the business in 1980 with one skate sharpener, one industrial sewing machine and huge dreams. Those dreams have been realized in a 4000 sq. foot shop with four skate sharpeners, eight sewing machines, a hydraulic die clicker, as well as many other customized machinery to tackle any sports equipment repair job.
Prior to 1980, Dave worked as a licensed auto mechanic in Calgary. His natural aptitude for mechanics has brought custom machinery to the business and innovative solutions for clients.
As a young child, Elaine showed interest in her father’s occupation as a shoemaker and learned how to operate an industrial sewing machine. She is creative and willful – a combination of attributes that has allowed her to find solutions for the most challenging projects.
Through the years they have provided exceptional service to their customers in a friendly environment and have been authorized by many major manufacturers.
Our promise is to offer only quality materials and exceptional service to our customers.