T. Dixon Renovation and Construction: Get to Know the Owner
Tony has lived in Guelph operating T. Dixon Renovation and Construction for the past 28 years. Before his career in renovation, Tony served overseas in Germany in the Canadian Armed Forces. This specialized training taught him the value of respect, leadership and exceptional problem solving skills, which he brings to each and every one of his renovation jobs.
Tony has built a business based on honesty and quality of work. A specialist in smaller jobs, Tony has worked for two former mayors, numerous CEOs and many University of Guelph professors. Whether it’s a bathroom renovation or structural repair, Tony has the experience and commitment to quality that keeps customers coming back.
From the Owner Tony Dixon
As a young man I got my first summer job packing groceries. Well that didn’t last a full day.
I got my second chance at a career, working for the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRGC) building walkways and bridges. Chainsaw, lumber and hammers – it was a calling. After school I got a job as a labourer in the fire insurance business, learning many things along the way, especially structural damage restoration. When I was hired as an apprentice with a custom home builder in Kitchener, I was able to hone my skills in general contracting.
When it was time for me to spread my wings, I planted my feet in Guelph where my family was, and I have never regretted the move! Serving in the Canadian military (Reserves) taught me to handle challenges head-on with optimism and creative solutions. I served overseas in Germany, doing security for our General and staff, resupplying radio relay stations in the mountains, as well as completed a posting in the Artic for celestial navigation, survival skills and Inuit culture. Honourably released (Master Corporal), I take pride in conducting honest work with integrity.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy visiting the family cottage and sailing Georgian Bay on the ‘the Silver Lion’. I’m a proud father of two young women currently pursuing post-secondary educations, and of an Australian Kelpie – the Frisbee Queen! – named Nadia. I continue to dedicate myself to families such as mine to uphold an engaging and safe community.