April 15, 2024 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Still Standing Strong: Bourget Bros. Building Materials Celebrates 70th Anniversary

By Jennifer Eden

 

With new development plans and the demolition of buildings-of-old continuing to be one of the most talked about topics around town, coupled with the closure of many local favorites in recent years, one Santa Monica stalwart is literally standing the test of time.

Bourget Bros. Building Materials, located at 1636 11th St., Santa Monica, is celebrating 70 years in business.

According to the company, in 1947, brothers Henry, Lawrence and Leo bought a concrete manufacturing plant, on the corner of 10th Street and Olympic Boulevard, with an initial $300, a big investment in post-war times. In 1950, the brothers expanded their product line to include natural building stone, plumbing, masonry and landscaping supplies as well as tools and hardware, and formally became Bourget Bros. Building Materials. In 1964 Henry retired and sold his interest to younger brothers, Leonard and John and brother-in-law Roy Kinslow. In 1984, the brothers purchased a West Los Angeles stone yard, Coast Flagstone Co., which they renamed Bourget Flagstone Co. and moved it to 1810 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, where it also still stands today.

“It has been a pleasure to serve the Santa Monica and Westside for so many years,” John J. Bourget, President of Bourget Bros. told The Mirror. “We have had the opportunity to provide materials to multiple generations…working with grandfathers, sons, and now grandsons who provide contracting services to local residences. We are thrilled when a customer is wandering through the store and remarks that she shopped here as a little girl with her Dad.”

The business attributes its personal, “hands-on” service alongside “keeping up with the trends” as keys to their success.

“Although we are a corporation, the culture is more like a family,” added Debbie Kanan, COO. “That environment comes across to our customers as well. It’s like having that small town business in the middle of our bustling Santa Monica.”

The organization is also very active in the Santa Monica community, participating on various charitable Boards and donating funds and product to the majority of schools and organizations in the city. “We have appreciated the opportunity to give back to a community that has supported our business for seven decades,” Kanan said.

in News
Related Posts

Malibu Canyon Road Closed After Rockslide: Seek Alternate Routes

April 15, 2024

April 15, 2024

Closure Is Expected to Last at Least Until Monday Afternoon Malibu Canyon Road has been closed due to a large...

Ulta Beauty Burglary Suspects Apprehended

April 14, 2024

April 14, 2024

Detectives Suspect These Individuals Are Part of a Larger Organized Retail Theft Ring Several suspects in a recent burglary at...

Registration Now Open for Summer at New Roads

April 12, 2024

April 12, 2024

New Roads School is accepting registration for its summer program, a vibrant selection of classes and camps curated to meet...

CodeREV Inspires Kids to Code

April 12, 2024

April 12, 2024

Budding coders, robotics engineers, game developers, animators and STEM campers are invited to join CodeREV this summer for a memorable...

YMCA Santa Monica: When School Is Out, Camp Is In

April 12, 2024

April 12, 2024

As the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District nears its end,  YMCA Santa Monica is setting up for its popular Summer...

Venice Shorts: Media Trucks Scour Canals After Saturday’s Violent Assaults

April 12, 2024

April 12, 2024

Just How Safe Is Venice? By Nick Antonicello Car vandalism, tool theft, break-ins, property theft, pick-pocketing at the beach, rampant...

Accents Owner Steven Hanna Reflects on Decades Long Legacy

April 12, 2024

April 12, 2024

For 37 years, Accents Jewelry has transcended mere commerce, evolving into a vibrant community, a crucible of creativity, and a...

Santa Monica Breakfast Club Hosts 8th Annual Mad Hatter Tea Party

April 12, 2024

April 12, 2024

Whimsical Event Raises Funds for Local Families’ Dental Care Needs The Santa Monica Breakfast Club is gearing up for its...

Council Advances Plans for 120+ Affordable Apartments

April 11, 2024

April 11, 2024

The Development Aims to Serve Individuals and Families Earning Between 30 to 80% of the Area Median Income The City...

(Video) The New Menu Experience at Cassia Restaurant in Santa Monica is Delicious

April 11, 2024

April 11, 2024

The Southeast Asian dishes satisfy. Friendly ambiance, flavorful food, subtle cocktails, beer and wine, and scrumptious desserts. @smmirrornews The New...

Lyft Driver Charged with Sexual Assault Following Investigation

April 10, 2024

April 10, 2024

The Incident Occured in September By Zach Armstrong A Lyft driver who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman last year has...

SB 1509 Advances: Malibu Officials Rally Behind Negligent Operator Treatment Bill

April 10, 2024

April 10, 2024

Senator Stern’s Legislation Gains Momentum in Effort to Curb Reckless Driving SB 1509, the Negligent Operator Treatment bill spearheaded by...

“New Girl” Actor Sells Palisades Abode for $3.1M

April 10, 2024

April 10, 2024

He and His Wife Undertook a Renovation of the Unique, Two-Story Abode, Transforming It Into a Picturesque Beachfront Dwelling Actor...

Nationwide Retail Theft Scheme Leads to Five-Year Prison Sentence for Santa Monica Man

April 10, 2024

April 10, 2024

The Man Led a Group That Hoodwinked Department Stores Across 23 States By Zach Armstrong A Santa Monica man was...

Two Women Assaulted and Injured Near Venice Canals, LAPD Initiates Investigation

April 10, 2024

April 10, 2024

The Venice Community Will See an Increase in Patrols Along With Black and White Police Vehicles By Zach Armstrong An...