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Readers' Choice Award Finalist: Windsor Plywood

Exceptional customer service and competitive pricing




Windsor Plywood Westshore first opened its doors in the Westshore in 1988. They are celebrating 30 years this year. The Windsor team has been helping customers with their doors, floors and so much more ever since.


“Windsor Plywood has its own instore Door Shop that can handle most scenarios,” notes Michael Hanson, who has owned and managed the store since 1995. “We specialize in custom-sized doors to fit almost any opening.


“Whether it’s exterior or interior doors, Windsor makes it work — and within budget.” Hanson notes that even though there are so many door styles available today, “the standard Shaker doors are certainly making a big comeback, and wall mounted barn door looks are the answer to many do-it-yourself problems. There’s no framing, no painting — just attach the rail system and hang the your door of choice. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.”


Windsor employees cut plywood to size for customers and offer door shop services which cover everything needed to install new doors, including lock sets, hinges, shims and door stops. They offer free estimates and quotes, and install doors and floors. They also visit home and job sites,” he adds.


“We specialize in hard-to-source interior and exterior home finishing products, including flooring, doors, mouldings and especially exotic hardwood products.


A key part of Windsor’s success is its’ emphasis on providing exceptional customer service and competitive pricing. Windsor Plywood Westhore’s goal is simple — to focus on their customers’ needs. They favour a smaller format that can respond quickly to shifting customer demands and market trends.


“We’re more than a local building supply company; our business model is also very different,” says Hanson. “We carry higher quality, responsibly sourced products. Our staff members are friendly and knowledgeable, and they don’t work on commission or quotas. ” We are part of a large franchise buying group which gives us opportunities to pass the savings along to our customers.


“For over 50 years, we have been bringing unique products to the marketplace,” notes Hanson, who has been working with the Windsor Plywood Group since 1979. “We continue bring new product lines to the marketplace, highlighted recently with vinyl flooring additions to the flooring lineup. Vinyl and cork floors are among the many new options.


Windsor Plywood Westshore has been, and continues to be an avid sponsor of sports teams and school programs in the Westshore. They are proud to watch the growth in this community.


Windsor Plywood is located at 888 Van Isle Way in Langford.