06 October 2017 0 Comments Posted By : Martha Perkins / Vancouver Courier

Vancouver's construction community rallies behind business destroyed by fire

Peter Spotzl has many challenges ahead of him as he rebuilds his business, which was destroyed by fire on Wednesday morning.

But as word spread that he’d lost the building that houses Metal and Wood Products near Olympic Village, he learned he wouldn’t be alone in forging a path forward.

“There’s been such an outpouring of support,” he said Thursday morning. “It’s been amazing, absolutely overwhelming.”

Five or six fabrication shops have offered to provide space for his custom metal-work business, which has been in existence since 1958. Several architectural firms have also offered him office space.

As much as he says he sounds surprised by the outpouring of support, deep down he knew this would be the reaction among companies he works with. There is a sense of community in Vancouver’s construction industry, he said.

“I would do the same thing.”

Now he’s busily strategizing on how to make that happen as soon as possible. “We’re getting the move on. We have a lot of people counting on us. We’re driving the ship on some pretty big projects.


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