Friday, July 7, 2017

Staff Spotlight July 2017: Jean Pierre Venne

 

Quelles sont vos chansons préférés quand personne d’autre n’écoute? 
Vieille chanson française

Quel était votre premier concert et votre premier disque/CD/cassette?


Queen
 

Quel était votre premier emploi? 
Camelot
 

Quelle est la pire coupe de cheveux que vous avezjamais eu? 
Cheveux long comme René Simard a 10 ans
 

Quelle est la chose la plus folle de votre liste de choses à faire avant de mourir?
Tour du monde en croisière 120 jours
 

Quel est un fait étrange que vous connaissez?
Lucie Pichette
 

Quelle émission Netflix avez vous regardé en dernier? 
3% et Pablo Escobar
 

Qu'est-ce que vous pensez que les gens seraient surpris de savoir à propos de vous?
Tout le monde sait tout sur moi
 

Quelle nourriture ne pourriez vous pas vivre sans?
 Chocolat et pizza
 

Quelle compétence intéressante voulez-vous apprendre?
Espagnol
 

San quoi ne quittez-vous jamais la maison? 
Mes clefs et porte feuille
 

Si vous aviez un bateau, comment est-ce vous l’appelleriez? 
Stella
 

Si vous pouviez seulement manger dans un restaurant pour toujours, quel restaurant serait-ce?
pizzeria
Si vous pouviez être un superhéros (une super-héroïne), quel super-héros (quelle super-héroïne) serait-ce?
J’en suis déjà un super héros ?
 

Si vous pouviez transformer l'océan en un liquide autre que l'eau, quel liquide choisiriez-vous? 
VIN ROUGE CABARNET SAUVIGNON CALIFORNIEN
 

Si vous pouviez seulement écouter une chanson pour le reste de votre vie, quelle chanson choisiriezvous?
What a wonderful words de Louis Armstrong
 

Quel est le meilleur conseil qu'un mentor vous a donné? 
Dire toujours Merci
 

Quelle innovation technologique a eu le plus d'impact sur votre vie? 
IPHONE IPAD ect.
 

Quelle est une compétence importante que chaque personne devrait avoir? 
L’Orientation
 

Comment vos ami(e)s vous décriraient-ils(elles)?
Serviable
 

Nommez deux choses auxquelles vous vous considérez comme très bon(ne).
Curling et Papa
 

Quel est le mot que vous utiliseriez pour décrire votre équipe? 
Résistante et tenace
 


Décrivez-vous en 3 mots.  
Impatient, tenace, farceure
 

Qu’aimez-vous faire pour soulager le stress? 
Jouer au Golf
 

Quel est un livre que vous avez apprécié récemment? 
ELON MUSK bio.
 

Produit préfére de Wurth. 
Super Spray all
 

Produit préféré de McFaddens. 
Mitrebond
 

La meilleure chose à propos de l'équipe de McFaddens. 
Base solidement constitué de vieux

Depuis combine de temps travaillez vous pour McFaddens? 
19 ans 

Monday, June 26, 2017

2017 Canada Day Hours

Happy Canada day from your friends at McFadden's!

Our 2017 Canada day weekend hours:

Friday June 30th - OPEN 8am-3pm
Saturday July 1st - Closed
Monday July 3rd - Closed


Wishing all our customers, suppliers and friends a very safe and happy long weekend!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Staff Spotlight: June 2017: Mary Kate Harbinson!

Staff Spotlight: Mary Kate Harbinson

Mary Kate is the Inside Sales manager in our Oakville, ON branch. She is one of our longest standing employees, and having worked jobs in Purchasing, Reception, and Inside Sales before her current job as Inside Sales manager.


What are your favorite songs that you rock out to when nobody else is listening? 
Shook me all night out - ACDC
 
What was your first concert and first record, tape or CD that you ever owned?  
Harry Chapin – some old Beatles record

What was your first job? 
Waitress at Ponderosa

What’s the worst haircut you ever had?  
Dorothy Hamill – circa 1970’s

What’s the craziest thing on your bucket list? 
To live above a store in some funky old town – I know that’s really odd

What do you never leave the house without?
Charlie (Her Son, who also works at McFadden's)

If you wrote a book, what would it be called?  
Just let it go

If you could be one superhero, which superhero would you be?  
Incredible hulk – I think I have that in me

If you could turn the ocean into a liquid other than water, which one would you pick?  
That is the weirdest question.

If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, which song would you pick?  
Tainted Love

What’s the greatest bit of advice a mentor has given you?  
Don’t psych yourself out

What technology innovation made the most impact on your life?  
Love my phone

What is one important skill every person should have?  
Finding perspective

How would your friends describe you?  
Genuine

Name two things you consider yourself to be very good at.  
Seeing both sides of any situation – keeping calm

What is one word that you would use to describe your team?  
Family

What is the most important personal attribute that you bring to your job?  
My sense of humour

Describe yourself in 3 words.  
Funny – loyal - caring

What do you enjoy doing to relieve stress?  
Re-arranging furniture – bizarre I know

What is a recent book that you have enjoyed?  
Homecoming by Yaa Gyasi

Favourite Wurth Product  
Wurth Ergolight Pro -  A Re-chargeable flashlight with magnetic bottom

Favourite McFadden’s Product
It's a toss up between the Barn board and Teragren Bamboo
 

The best thing about the McFadden’s Team 
I legit love the people I work with

Friday, June 9, 2017

Staff Spotlight: June 2017: Dan MacDonald!

Staff Spotlight: Dan MacDonald

Dan McDonald is a sales representative in our Halifax, NS branch. 
He has been with McFadden's for 5 years now.

What was your first record that you ever owned?
April Wine, Nature of the Beast


What was your first job?
Painting Houses in grade 8


What’s the worst haircut you ever had? 
What I have now !! Bald!

What’s the craziest thing on your bucket list?
Sky Diving


What show on Netflix did you last binge?
Trailer Park Boys

What’s something about you that people would be surprised to know?
I had shoulder length hair in my teens



What food could you not live without?
Chicken


What do you never leave the house without?
My clothes!


If you could only eat at one restaurant forever, what restaurant would it be?
Da Maurizzio

If you wrote a book, what would it be called?  
Hockey, is that a sport or politics?

If you could be one superhero, which superhero would you be?
The Hulk

If you could turn the ocean into a liquid other than water, which one would you pick?
As long as we still have water, I'd go for oil
 

If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, which song would you pick?
I'd go crazy listening to the same song!


What’s the greatest bit of advice a mentor has given you?
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
 

What technology innovation made the most impact on your life?
Smart phones/apps/social media


What is one important skill every person should have?
Learn proper communication

How would your friends describe you?  
A go-getter and a bit intense 

Name two things you consider yourself to be very good at. 
My work and being a father

What is one word that you would use to describe your team?
Committed


What is the most important personal attribute that you bring to your job? 
Relationship building 

Describe yourself in 3 words.  
Honest, reliable and hardworking

What do you enjoy doing to relieve stress? 
Work out every day 

What is a recent book that you have enjoyed? 
They still make those things?

Favourite Wurth Product
Wurth LED Pocket light


Favourite McFadden’s Product
DS Pro 500 Slide

The best thing about the McFadden’s Team
Great core group of people
 

How long have you been with McFadden’s?
5 years now!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Staff Spotlight May 2017: Marc Leger!

Staff Spotlight: Marc Leger

Marc Leger is a sales representative in our Moncton, NB branch. 
He has been with McFadden's for 2 years now.

What are your favorite songs that you rock out to when nobody else is listening?
Spirit of the West (Home for a Rest)                           

What was your first record that you ever owned?
First Tape was McHammer


What was your first job?
A paper boy


What’s the worst haircut you ever had? 
With my Curly hair - different hair cut is not a option!

What’s the craziest thing on your bucket list?
Swimming with Sharks


What show on Netflix did you last binge?
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (with my 4 year old)

What food could you not live without?
Pizza


What interesting skill do you want to learn?
How to swim


If you had a boat, what would you name it? 
Hope it floats 2


If you could only eat at one restaurant forever, what restaurant would it be?
Pump House Brewery

If you could be one superhero, which superhero would you be?
Batman

If you could turn the ocean into a liquid other than water, which one would you pick?
Beer
 

If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, which song would you pick?
Clumsy by Our Lady Peace


What’s the greatest bit of advice a mentor has given you?
Don't sweat the small stuff
 

What technology innovation made the most impact on your life?
The iPhone


What is one important skill every person should have?
Everyone should know how to drive

What is one word that you would use to describe your team?
Awesome!


What is the most important personal attribute that you bring to your job? 
I’m a geek for Cabinet Hardware

What do you enjoy doing to relieve stress? 
Play sports

Favourite Wurth Product
Wurth Gloves


Favourite McFadden’s Product
Wood max screws

The best thing about the McFadden’s Team
We help each other out
 

How long have you been with McFadden’s?
2 years

Friday, May 19, 2017

May Holiday Weekend Hours

 Happy Victoria day from McFadden's!

All McFadden's branches will be closed on Monday May 22nd for Victoria Day.

Have a safe and happy weekend!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Staff Spotlight! May 2017: Bruce Lucas!

Staff Spotlight: Bruce Lucas

Bruce Lucas is a warehouse supervisor in our Oakville, ON branch. He is one of our longest standing employees, having joined the McFadden's team 28 years ago in 1989.

What are your favorite songs that you rock out to when nobody else is listening?
Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight or All Night Long - Lionell Ritchie

What was your first record that you ever owned?
My first record was Charlie Pride


What was your first job?
Delivering the Mail


What’s the craziest thing on your bucket list?
I want to be an auction announcer


What’s a weird fact you happen to know?
Flamingos aren't really pink, they turn pink from the food they eat.

What’s something about you that people would be surprised to know?
My age ;)


What food could you not live without?
Peanut butter


What interesting skill do you want to learn?
How to fly a plane


What do you never leave the house without?
My lunch
 

If you had a boat, what would you name it?
The Blue Noser


If you could only eat at one restaurant forever, what restaurant would it be?
Red Lobster

If you wrote a book, what would it be called?
The Cold Hard Truth
 

If you could be one superhero, which superhero would you be?
Superman

If you could turn the ocean into a liquid other than water, which one would you pick?
Wine or Brandy
 

If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, which song would you pick?
This Wanting You by George Jones


What’s the greatest bit of advice a mentor has given you?
"Do it for your health, not the money"
 

What technology innovation made the most impact on your life?
The record player


What is one important skill every person should have?
Everyone should know how to cook!
 

How would your friends describe you? 
Funny
 

Name two things you consider yourself to be very good at.
Singing and meeting new people


What is the most important personal attribute that you bring to your job? 
Respect
 

Describe yourself in 3 words. 
Calm, funny, patient
 

Favourite Wurth Product
Assy Plus Screws and Wurth Silicone


The best thing about the McFadden’s Team
It's a really friendly crowd.
 

How long have you been with McFadden’s?
28 years! 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Staff Spotlight! April 2017: Paterson Farrell!

 

Staff Spotlight: Paterson Farrell

Paterson Farrell is a new outside sales representative in our Oakville, ON branch. He joined the McFadden's team in 2016, starting on the inside sales team before moving to an outside territory. 

What are your favorite songs that you rock out to when nobody else is listening?
September by Earth Wind and Fire


What was your first job?
A soccer referee 

What’s the worst haircut you ever had? 
Toss up between frosted tips or the classic bowl cut 

What’s the craziest thing on your bucket list?
Playing soccer on Old Trafford, in Manchester

What show on Netflix did you last binge?
Stranger things
 

What’s something about you that people would be surprised to know?
I can only wink with my right eye
 

What food could you not live without?
Tacos

What interesting skill do you want to learn?

Learn how to play drums


If you had a boat, what would you name it?
Boogie Wonderland

If you could be one superhero, which superhero would you be?
Batman


What is one important skill every person should have? 
Know how to change a tire  

What do you enjoy doing to relieve stress?
Playing sports is a big outlet for me.


Favourite McFadden’s Product 
Our new barn board!

What is one word that you would use to describe your team at McFadden's?
Helpful!


The best thing about the McFadden’s Team
 
Everyone is really outgoing and helpful. We're like one giant family.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Staff Spotlight! March 2017: Kyle Stafford

Staff Spotlight: Kyle Stafford

Kyle Stafford is an outside sales representative in our Vaughan, ON branch. He joined the McFadden's team in 2012, starting on the inside sales team before moving to an outside territory. 

What was the first concert that you ever attended? 
Metallica at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, ON.

What’s something about you that people would be surprised to know? 
I’m a huge PC gaming fan – I also custom built my own computer!

Last show you binged watched on Netflix?
Better Call Saul.

What's a interesting skill you want to learn? 
I'd love to be fluent in another language.

If you had a boat, what would you name it? 
The Margaret Claudene.

Name two things you consider yourself to be very good at. 
  1. Remembering names and faces
  2. Quoting character lines from shows
How long have you been with McFadden's?
Almost 5 years now – I started here right out of University!





Friday, February 17, 2017

Family Day Weekend 2017

Happy Family day from your friends at McFadden's!

Our branches in Oakville, Vaughan and Ottawa will be closed on Monday February 20th for Family day.

All other branches and our website are open regular hours.

Have a safe and happy weekend!