SOIL. MULCH. NATURAL STONE
Fred E. Prior bought his first team of black horses on Good Friday in the year 1914.
They were purchased at a farm sale for Mr. Elsgood near Ebinezer Church below Eden Mills. He was fifteen years old and began his business that day, hauling sand and gravel and digging basements.
As the years passed, and the business grew, Fred took over full operation and bought his first haulage vehicle.
In 1947 the last team of horses were retired and the truck fleet had grown to 10. As the company entered the ’50’s the demand for coal, coke, pig iron and brick had decreased. Fred focused on the demand of excavation in the area and purchased a track loader, backhoe, bulldozers and a used gravel crusher.
In 1958 Fred E. Prior passed on leaving the company to his two sons John & Arnold. Rick Tufford, son of Arnold, and Grandson of Fred, brought the company to include landscape supplies, natural stone, and vehicle hire.
104 years later, Fred E. Prior & Sons continues to be a family business built on a tradition of customer service.
38 Hood Street
Guelph, ON N1E 5W3
*includes accounts & invoicing
Office Tel: (519) 822-6231
Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm
*Except for special events/ holidays