A party was held Oct. 15 at The Beach Club in honour of Bob Bater who, after 36 years of installing floors, finally retired.
In attendence was the family of Bob and his wife of 34 years, Jacque, and their sons Bob and Troy, their spouses and all the staff at United Carpet in Parksville.
Of his 36 working years, Bob said 19 of those was for Dan Neubauer and his wife Cathy, owners of United Carpet.
Bob, Dale Rogers,and Rod Tillapaugh started out together in 1992, all three moving here from Victoria and becoming a team at United Carpet doing the installation of carpet and lino.
“Dan and Cathy are the reasons why our communities continue to grow, they put their trust in there employees who in turn give great customer service,” said Bob. “I’d like to thank all the staff and sub trades past and present for making it a special 19 years.”