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Globe and Mail 1Home 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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VIRGINIA GALT

Special to The Globe and Mail

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.

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Dec 3rd, 2015 : The Millbrook Times, By Maryann Caldwell

 

 

 

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            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.”

            The story behind how Ms. Priestman discovered the missing link which became her business

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Testimonials

Enjoyed being part of the Team!

Working with Home Suite Home Transitions, was one of the best working experiences I've had.  Hilary was our art work guru. Not only was Hilary well versed in the arts, but she also enjoyed carefully packing up framed treasures.  Due to family obligations she has moved to Toronto -- and we miss her! I am so happy she dropped us a note with her views of working with us... 

 


Patti's genuine compassion for people and attention to detail is a true mark of excellence in this business. Over two years working alongside Patti, learning from her experience and keeping up with her work ethic was both challenging and rewarding, with the best reward going to the people we helped transition into new living situations. Committed, efficient and personable are the words that pop into my head when talking about Patti, but a wry sense of humour also made working with her a treat. My family moving to Toronto is what made me leave Home Suite Home Transitions, but I will take what I've learned with a smile and apply it to my future endeavors. I truly wish Patti, and Home Suite Home Transitions all the best!

 

Sincerely,
Hilary Phillips.

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Winner in the 2013 Business Excellence Awards

(Micro Business category)

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The cats were helping with sorting!