Meet The Van Grootheest Team
Eric was born in Fergus, Ontario in October of 1963. He has spent the majority of his life living and working in and around Wellington County. Seeing our community grow and prosper has given him a great appreciation for our beautiful area.
Ambitious from a young age, he started his first summer job at 9 years old working in construction. Most of his teen years were spent living and working on a pig farm, and by the age of 18 he was the owner of a very successful muffler shop business.
He married his high school sweetheart Annette in 1984 and shortly after they bought their first home, a major "fixer-upper". 35 years and many home renos later, Eric & his family have been across the country and back again, buying & selling real estate along the way.
His whole life, Eric was interested in real estate. Determined to achieve his dream, he took the plunge in 2003 and quickly became successful, earning Rookie of the Year in his first year. He has built his business on a foundation of honesty and hard work - virtues he has lived by his whole life.
Like his father, Paul was also hardworking and determined from his youth. He started out as a farmhand on the family pig farm and when the farm was sold and the family moved to town, he stayed on as hand for the new owners. Through high school he stayed busy working 2 seasons for a post hole company and then for a mobile wash company.
His whole life, Paul has had an interest in business. He quickly took interest in the real estate industry when his dad started his business and in 2008, he joined him in the trade.
He bought his first home on a quiet residential street in Elora, which would become his first home with his new wife, Rachel, in 2010. A year later, a baby boy joined their family. Following in his father's footsteps, he turned his home into an investment property and as they were expecting their 2nd child, they purchased their next home - a condominium in a brand new building in Fergus. With their family continuing to grow, they began looking for a home that would suit their needs. They found potential in a "fixer-upper" in a lovely neighbourhood in Fergus, and quickly made it home.
Growing up in the country, Paul has a great appreciation for outdoor activities. He plans to find his "forever home" in the country so that his children can enjoy country living as much as he did.
Together, Eric & Paul continue to deliver results with their dedication to customer service, going above and beyond in making your real estate transaction enjoyable and rewarding.
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