Home Suite Home owner Patti Priestman, left, and assistants Louise Dobbin and Denise Hiltz pack up a house in Pontypool, Ont. Even Jake the dog lends a paw. (Fred Thornhill for The Globe and Mail)
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Published Monday, Oct. 13 2014, 5:00 AM EDT
Last updated Tuesday, Oct. 14 2014, 8:41 AM EDT
One of Patti Priestman’s enduring regrets – and greatest inspirations – stems from her mother-in-law’s wrenching move from the family home she had lived in for more than 50 years in Kitchener, Ont.
Ms. Priestman’s father-in-law was ill, the family rallied, but the whole process was way too rushed.
“My husband and I would roar down from [our home in] Peterborough to Kitchener [roughly 300 kilometres] after a 40-hour work week and have the weekend to try to help them. My husband’s brother was there, too. My mother-in-law would be stressed, she wanted to have tea, she wanted to talk, and we didn’t have much time, we had to get this done. It was heartbreaking,” recalls Ms. Priestman, who founded her own business,Home Suite Home Transitions, in Peterborough as a result of the experience.
Dec 3rd, 2015 : The Millbrook Times, By Maryann Caldwell
You’ve sold your house, the moving company is booked and you’re looking forward to settling into your new home. Then you look around and think “Boy, do I ever have a lot of stuff!” Fortunately, you just heard about Patti Priestman and her business, Home Suite Home Transitions.
“Moving is rated in the top 10 of the most stressful life events” says Patti “and we work with clients to take, what might seem like an insurmountable task, and break it down into smaller pieces.”
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Finalist and Winner of the 2013 Business Excellence Micro Business category:
Finalist of the 2012 Business Excellence Micro Business category:
Winner of a 2013 Business Excellence Award, Micro Business Category
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