Celebrating Boss’s Day and our Boss Tyler

I’m offering up something a little different for the blog for the month of October.

The 16th of this month is Boss’s Day. A day to offer appreciation to all the bosses that make the workplace wonderful and foster open communication and understanding. October 16th serves as a reminder of the importance of leadership and decision making that bosses manage on a daily basis.

Tyler began working at Homestead part time doing deliveries many years ago, taking over the role as General Manager in 2012. In those many years, Tyler has brought a few changes to the store by the causeway, but has retained it’s personal, small town customer service. Under his guidance, Homestead offers a friendly, welcoming atmosphere whether you are here as a client or here as an employee.

He is involved with, and contributes to many local charities in the Port Perry area, including Oak Ridges Hospice, Big Brothers & Big Sisters and 100 Men.

Tyler knows and appreciates the importance of supporting community based causes. A great role model for his employees and people that shop at Homestead.

From Heather:

I have had the privilege of working with Tyler for many years in both my own and his previous career in the art industry. Even then he always went the extra mile to help my business. In the last 3 years of working at Homestead I have come to know that same sense of going above and beyond for the customers here has not waivered. As a boss he is understanding, patient and open to new ideas. I am fortunate to call him my friend, and appreciate that he does in fact have the hardest job….managing me. ????


From Joanne:

I have worked with Tyler here at Homestead for the last 13+ years.  I love that he embraces technology.  He keeps our computer systems running smoothly!  He has introduced some new vendors to our line up to add further value for our customers. He also knows the importance of work/life balance and having a happy staff.


From Miranda:

Tyler hired me a little over 2 years ago, and I have loved every day working here since. I have never worked in a more supportive, uplifting environment. Tyler is always listening to my crazy stories, answering my 700 questions (before lunch time), often reminds me that I’m doing a good job, and treats everyone he comes across with kindness. We truly are a family here at Homestead, and I am so grateful to be a part of it. Not everyone can say they Love what they do, I’m so lucky to.


From Corina:

As the newest family member to Homestead, having only been here a very short few Months. I have to say that Tyler by far has been the most Caring, naturally Genuine, bend over backwards boss I have met in all my working years. Right from the first moment I met him in my interview, he has stood by his words and has made me feel like part of the team/family. He truly is a one of a kind Boss with a very big heart.


Through his leadership, Tyler has made a positive, successful difference to Homestead Furniture, it’s employees and the community of Port Perry.

It’s a small thing to post a blog, but big thing to be a great boss.


From all of us, Thanks Ty!

“Truly the best customer service I’ve experienced in a long time!” - Penny W.