Gladieux celebrates 75th with a 75-second dash for tools, etc
One lucky customer will have 75 seconds to race through Gladieux Do It Best Home Center, fill a cart full of home improvement products and tools and walk away with it when the Gladieux family celebrates 75 years in business Saturday, Aug. 3.
Ron Gladieux, Jr., said the company was founded in 1938 near the end of The Great Depression. Herbert and Leo Gladieux formed a partnership, one had a dump truck, the other had $50. Together they started delivering coal under the name Gladieux Coal Company. At the time, gas cost 10 cents a gallon and the average house cost $3,900.
With the demise of coal as a home heating fuel in the 1960s, the company evolved into a building materials supplier under the direction of Ron (Sr.) and Dan Gladieux, second generation owners. The two built a state-of-the-art 58,000 square-foot complex at the current location, 5120 Navarre. They also developed a number of neighborhoods including Oak Tree Run and Park Place.
Today, the business is owned by Ron Jr. and Brandon Ziegelhofer, a 15-year employee. It employs 25.
Gladieux supplies homeowners and contractors with cabinets, countertops, hardware, lumber, landscape supplies, paint, rental tools and windows. Gladieux also has one of the largest working model train layouts in the Midwest.
Most recently the company has added a complete interior design service and a pet foods and supplies department.
Contest rules for the 75-second dash through the store can be picked up at the store or online at www.gladieux homecenter.com. The event will also include pet adoptions, free hot dogs and soft drinks, face painting and a bounce house for the kids, Milwaukee Power Tool specials and a Memphis Wood Fire Grill demonstration.
Christine Curran, D.O. has joined the staff at Comprehensive Centers for Pain Management located on Coy Rd. in Oregon. Dr. Curran is a specialist in Sports Medicine. She is now seeing patients primarily at CC4PM’s Meijer Drive facility.
“CC4PM is in the process of devoting additional resources and services for the treatment and prevention of sports injuries. We are very pleased to have Dr. Curran joining us, adding a new dimension to our pain medicine practice’s capabilities,” stated William James, Jr., M.D., founder and Medical Director.
Dr. Curran completed her undergraduate degree at St. Bonaventure University (NY), and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (PA). Her subsequent medical training took place at University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center (OH). She has had additional sports medicine experience in high school, Divisions I and III NCAA, semi-professional soccer and football, and the NHL.
Dr. Curran is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Laura Westover has joined the staff at Oregon Pediatric Dentistry located on Dustin Road in Oregon.
Dr. Westover graduated from The Ohio State University and earned her D.D.S. degree in 2011. She completed her advanced pediatric training and degree in pediatric dentistry at the University of Toledo Pediatric Dental Residency Program early this year.
Anu Garg, M.D., has joined the staff at St. Clare Commons, a senior living facility located in Perrysburg.
Dr. Garg is Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is currently the Associate Program Director of University of Toledo Medical Center’s Internal Medicine/Geriatrics program with Dr. Murthy Gokula.
Previously the Fellow of Geriatric Medicine at Cleveland Clinic and collaborating with a neurologist and neurosurgeon in an “Aging Brain Clinic,” Dr. Garg remains fascinated with the aging body and brain and how they interact to affect dementias, ailments, and dictate behavior.
The right thing
Bay Area Credit Union is holding its Beyond Bay Area’s Pink Ribbon drive now until July 31. Customers can purchase a pink ribbon with the proceeds going to the 20th Komen Race for the Cure event.
“Most projects supported by the Employee Outreach Committee involve only the credit union employees,” explains Raquel Colon, committee chair. “But, because of our desire to raise as much money as possible, we are reaching out to all our members and the community.” All proceeds will go to help better the lives of those facing breast cancer.
Perrysburg Township Fire Department, along with Perrysburg Commons, is having a contest to name the fire department’s new kid’s spray trailer for the safety program. Stop by Perrysburg Commons or call 419-874-1931 to submit the winning name. Entries will be collected through Friday, Sept. 6. The winner (along with prizes) will be announced on Sunday, Sept. 15 during the Northcoast Big Band event from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Perrysburg Commons Retirement Center is located at 10542 Fremont Pike.
Two area Avon representatives have been recognized among the company's top representatives in the U.S. They are Terry Dehart of Northwood and Lillian Meadows of Walbridge.
The company recently recognized these individuals, along with other top Avon reps, at the company's annual President's Recognition Program Celebration, a six-day event held in Honolulu.
At the clubs
The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will co-sponsor two parties in August. The first is the Party in the Park also sponsored by the Oregon Economic Development Foundation Thursday, Aug. 1, 4:30 to 7 at Macomber Lodge in Pearson Park.
The networking event will feature door and raffle prizes, lite appetizers and beverages. RSVP to Sarah Beavers at
or Lindsay Myers at
The chamber is also co-hosting the Party in the Parking Lot, the annual “friend-raiser” for Cardinal Stritch and St. Kateri Catholic Academy Friday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m. at the St. Kateri campus on Pickle Road. Music will be provided by Arctic Clam, a local rock cover band.
The Jay Jeffries Scholarship Golf Scramble sponsored by the United Steel Workers, Local 1-346, representing BP/Husky Refinery, Caraustar, Fiske Brothers and others will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, 9 a.m. at Eagle’s Landing in Oregon. For sponsorship and team registration contact the steel workers at 419-691-1819.
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