Harry Sunner reveals how focusing on people enables Durabuilt’s continued growth and success.
Harry Sunner was just 19 years old when his family moved from England to Canada. Sunner and his father joined another business partner at Durabuilt Window Systems, but within a few short years, the Sunners became sole owners of the company. At that time the company had 12 employees and hand tooled PVC windows. Today, Sunner is the president of Durabuilt Windows & Doors, a thriving Edmonton success story with more than 400 employees, a wide range of innovative products and multiple locations. For Sunner, it’s been quite a journey.
“There was a point eight years ago when I hit a brick wall as an entrepreneur. I felt my leadership abilities were expiring. A good friend and client, Henri Rodier, gave me the wisdom to join TEC, which is a peer group of entrepreneurs working through challenges. After joining, Durabuilt’s growth accelerated, leadership went a new level and the business started to transform. I applied every piece of what I learned into myself and Durabuilt, otherwise, I may have needed to resign.”
TEC member Harry Sunner is President of Durabuilt Windows & Doors