Fort Rouge Glass has built a strong and reputable business in Winnipeg for now 50 years. Our company was established in 1968 when Ben and Muriel Berntt purchased Coyles Hardware, located at 555 Osborne Street, where Ben ran a small hardware and glass store. In the early 1970’s Ben moved to a larger location at 308 Morley Ave, with a crew of up to 7 employees. Ben’s brother-in-law, Bud Holohan, worked with Ben establishing Fort Rouge Plate & Auto Glass Ltd in sales.
In 1979 Ben and Muriel’s son Terry, joined the business, after spending several years in the flooring business as a Manufacturer’s Representative of a leading flooring company. Terry’s knowledge of the Home Building industry, became a valuable asset to Fort Rouge Plate & Auto Glass. The company began serving the leading Home Builders, for all their mirror and glass needs. Terry and Ben continued to expand the business over the years providing Winnipeg with quality products and service.
In 1983 Fort Rouge Plate & Auto Glass expanded its operations to 380 Osborne Street, where the company still operates today.
In the late 90’s Terry’s son, Brendan started to work part time at the business. After spending time working on weekends with Ben and Terry, Brendan learned the family business from a very young age. Upon completion of his education at Red River College with a Business degree, he followed in his father and grandfather’s footsteps and joined the family business full time in 2000. Brendan is the President of Fort Rouge Glass.
In 2008 Terry’s daughter Bronwyn Dobson joined the family business as the Office Manager and Project Coordinator.
At Fort Rouge Glass we have had continual growth over the years and pride ourselves on keeping abreast of new and innovative products and services. Fort Rouge Glass has always believed “quality is job one”! As a family owned and operated business we are able to build trust, and better serve our customers while developing long-term relationships.
In 2009, Fort Rouge Plate & Auto Glass Ltd changed its name to Fort Rouge Glass Ltd. and developed a new corporate image. In 2010, Fort Rouge Glass expanded its building at 380 Osborne Street to better serve our customers. And in 2018, we expanded further to our new location at 58 South Landing Drive, custom built to better service the continued demand of our Manitoba customers. Our company team looks forward to continuing our excellent customer service as our company continues to grow into the future.