The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on July 11, 1961 · Page 10
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The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada · Page 10

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Tuesday, July 11, 1961
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Siratek Construction Marks Over 50 Years' Progress Third Generation Now Heads Continually Growing Firm By OLGA B. WALSHE ' of The Journal ' .THREE GENERATIONS ; city of t million and hair The Sirotek experience in population. A a prominent - The Sirotek story It the ttpry , the construction field dates Master Builder he was formerly of livlni characters whose' back to 1890 70 years ago j appointed one of the official Uves were changed Ight Frederick1; B, . Sirotek. j consultants (or" court disputes Jn an upset world j grandfather of todays presi-j. 'giving. con'strUcljon,, He was JwflJ?.,,, LiUni iahnhH th chairman of the board of direc . Construction was at the height in Prague. j tors of a prominenl The fnunHM hnr. ih. !. Prague, also" served aa presi of'Vucess'lh"TraguT"rzechJ trad Slovakia, when tragedy struck, j to European standards this ' ,na n associations. The Sirotek family were forced; title is comparable to that of jJ SSHZ to flee when the Communists . professional architect on this adversity. took over the country, leaving ' continent but also includes the '"presh BEGINNING -Aete.Apldiim.gn4 g"""""0"' "TLllljOn arrival U. Ottawt jn 1951 behind to seek ew life "w a fully licensed contractor. ,Mr. Sirotek and his son knew trange land. in 1920 30 years later the: "L tneir hearts that. Sirotek ii.Triy' Mf.".PTjfci!- jjjgetfouy Jiai nigni oi wrrur wnen mnyc.-., ... ',age determination and expert ttcaped In the darkness" across ; Builder organized the company ence the border to West Germany. I In Prague as Sirotek Construe-1 Locating in a small head-rv . . ...... tion. The firm became known quarters on Thames Street. Ji.x i .-:-j rnnnd th wnrlH in IhM mn.l " - . . as a two-man . . ... . .. . .... at nlUM HIA -J hnMiatt- rtriv.- ...... . me mauon signea ny. viscouw , - father and son. .linen rieio,jyiarsnai; Aiexan-wjnning government nuuaingi Sirotek Sr., was der and presented to Frederick in various world fairs TnJ exworking underaifflcultleT' due "B. Sirotek Sr., f or "his as- positions during the 'pre-war 'to injuries from "hit war-time Sisunce in the underground period. , activities. Two years later he , . . . . . . . . .. was forced to retire from the - movement -in the cause of-free-r Frederick B. Sirotek Sr..:.,, of COn.truc. aom. : was a leaning ngure in rrague. tjon .nd turmj(j the business over to his son. Beginning by building houses, the firm soon gave up residential construction to concentrate on commercial and industrial buildings. Sirotek Construction gained entry into commercial building "through contracts for1 service stations and, during one two-year period, some 125 service stations were built in Ottawa and district In 1955 the firm was expanding and moved into larger premises on Carting" Avenue. Two years later, with a larger staff and. more equipment. Sirotek's moved into its present modern building on a two-acre site at 1305 Base Line Road, Just east of the Lauren-tian High School. President Sirotek is. enthusiastic recalling the many interesting and challenging construction projects that have come their way since their first warehouse and their first f. FIRST HEADQUARTERS IN OTTAWA It is difficult to believe that Sirotek Construction has come such a long way in 10 years. On their arrival In Ottawa in 1951, the Siroteks began business at this- site on Thames Street. With faith in the future they soon turned to the construction of commercial and industrial buildings, the field they knew so well. ' - ? - D. DESPREY H Photo by TboavM Sludl j; FREDERICK B, SIROTEK, Sr. FREDERICK ' B. SIROTEK JR. . Son o the Founder Prttldent : A. a FOY Managtr R. T. LANE , field Sngineer ' Photo by Tboau Studi iirotek Construction opexatedl I . . A - .".. . -- I.I organization, ( - r" - V . . - 1 - r , : .' ' 1 mamm mm . .... , -.- . ..... 1 . (. !ii PRESENT SIROTEK CONSTRUCTION LIMITED OFFICE ON BASELINE ROAD i . larger contract the CNR of fice building and freight shed. Mr. Sirotek Jr., is bringing tPhoto br BapU Grip and Batten U4 I Best Wishes to SIROTEK CONSTRUCTION LIMITED OVERHEAD DOOR CO. OF OTTAWA the family nam back to prominence as his father and grandfather did in the past Also a Sirotek tradition, the young president is keenly interested in community progress, is a We are proud io have been associated with a tiim with such a fine record of progress W. A. RANKIN LTD. Best Wishes to . . . SIROTEK -CONSTRUCTION LIMITED MEYERS-DALE and CO. LTD. director of the Ottawa Build- j Construction Association. Ot-era Exchange and maintains , tawa Board of Trade and West membership in the Canadian J Otuwa Rotary Club. Our Compliments and Best Wishes on this Anniversary of SIROTEK CONSTRUCTION LIMITED J. R. SEGUIN & FILS LTD. We are proud of being the Suppliers to SIROTEK CONSTRUCTION LIMITED and extend our best wishes to the management and personnel MILNE EQUIPMENT LIMITED Best- Wishes to . . . SIRdTEK . CONSTRUCTION LIMITED IRVING HARDING LTD. 1550 Laperriere Ave Our CompVimenls and Best Wishes on this Anniversary of SIROTEK CONSTRUCTION LTD. WESTEEL PRODUCTS LIMITED Our Compliments and Best Wishes on this Anniversary of ... . SIROTEK CONSTRUCTION LIMITED BEDARD BG GIRARD 230 Nepean Street, Ottawa, Ont. We are proud to have been associated .with a t firm with such a fine record of progress! OTOWN LUMBER CO. LTD. CYRVILLE, ONT. Tel. SH5-6825 B. P. 154 Goorf m Bonhonun Best Wishes to SIROTEK CONSTRUCTION LIMITED UNION TILE and MARBLE , LIMITED On this Anniversary SIROTEK CONSTRUCTION LIMITED We are pleased to add our congratulations and good wishes for many more years of growth and expansion SHORE'S INSURANCE AGENCY Best Wishes to . . . . SIROTEK CONSTRUCTION LIMITED MERKLEY SUPPLY LTD. 31 Rochester St.. Ottawa 4. Ont. Congratulations! It has been Our pleasure and privilege to supply SIROTEK CONSTRUCTION LIMITED . through thcvears with industrial doors AMBASSADOR SALES OF OTTAWA COMPANY LIMITED Best Wishes to SIROTEK CONSTRUCTION LIMITED PILKINGTON GLASS LIMITED OTTAWA' Our Compliments and Best Wishes " oh this Anniversary of SIROTEK CONSTRUCTION LIMITED CAPITAL TILE and FLOORLVG LIMITED Extending Sincere Congratulations ' to . . . SIROTEK CONSTRUCTION LIMITED We look forward to many more years of pleasant association! DOMINION SOUND EQUIPMENT PFc sire Proudx to Have Been Associated ith a Finn With Such a Fine Record of Progress HUGH M. GRANT LIMITED 322 CATHERINE ST. CE8 7105 -I i

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