2014 BC Landscape Summit

This week we are exhibiting at the BC Land Summit – “Collaborations & Connections”.

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This summit is an interdisciplinary conference organized by the BC Land Summit Society (BCLSS) whose members all share ties to land and land-use in British Columbia.  The focus on building stronger relationships between various professions,

May 14 to 16, 2014, at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver

For more info about the Summit, visit bclandsummit.com.

Spring Air Miles® promotion


We are geared up for spring & invite you to take advantage of our newest Air Miles® promotion!

Contact us today for all your mulch and seeding needs.



employee profile




We would like to introduce you to Corey Bennett.  He has been working here at Denbow part-time for  the past four years.  Corey was introduced to Denbow by the program he participates in at Chilliwack Society for Community Living called RISE (Real Integration through Supportive Employment).  Corey is responsible for keeping our staff office and shop areas neat and tidy.

Corey Bennett is well-loved at Denbow!

Corey Bennett is well-loved at Denbow!























Corey is turning 27 years old in a few weeks.  He loves his birthdays so we make sure that we remember them. 🙂  He also has a lot of interests that keep him quite busy when he is not working at Denbow.   He loves to dance, bowl, listen to music & swim with his many friends.  Corey also has a creative side, writing stories.  ‘Garfield’ is a movie that he really loves “because it’s funny”!  He lives at home with his mom and dad and has an older brother named Richard.

Each week Corey arrives at work with a Tim Hortons coffee in his hands.  Sometimes he even brings a coffee or ice-cap for his two very favorite Denbow co-workers, Ray and Mike.  Corey loves to attend company functions.  We can count on him to dress up for the occasion and bring his enthusiasm with him.

Denbow has been blessed by the opportunity to provide part-time employment to Corey.  We look forward to continuing  to work with him as he grows his workplace skills and shares stories about dances and camps with us.

Denbow employees give custom made gift

At our annual New Year’s Dinner, Denbow employees gave a special gift to owners Bill & Joanne Boesterd.

A custom made wood model of our new b-train trailers!
















The model was hand made by a grandpa of one of our driver’s wife.  Mr. Jake Esau spends his time each year making wooden models of equipment from excavators to semi trucks.  He started doing this so that the items could be sold at the Annual MCC sale, with the proceeds supporting various missions projects around the world.  As well, some of the proceeds from his items go to support Pines Bible Camp.  Earlier this year Denbow assisted the camp with site cleanup and grinding following a devastating storm.


Thank you, Mr. Esau, for doing an amazing job – what talent you have! We were happy to support your projects while giving such a unique and personal gift to Bill & Joanne.  Bill is proudly displaying the model in his office.


Happy February – Air Miles promotion!


Take advantage of the last month of our winter Air Miles promotion – all qualifying orders delivered by the end of February will earn DOUBLE Air Miles®!

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The Name Denbow

We are often asked the question of how Denbow became our company name.  President Bill Boesterd shares the story:

It was the summer 1981, July 1st, and we were in business. The run up to this date was filled with what we felt were more important activities than determining how we should structure the legal identification of our business, thus we set up a simple partnership between Joanne and myself and decided our business name would be B & J Transport.

B & J, short for Bill & Joanne. The trucks were all lettered up – hand painted in those days, so no quick accomplishment!

B&J Transport Ltd.

B&J Transport Ltd.















A few months later, with the advice of our accountants, it was decided that an incorporated entity, for various reasons, was a better business structure to operate under. On investigation we discovered that B & J Transport Ltd. was not an option, as the name in too close to another firm that was already in existence. We needed a new name.

We started writing down as many names as we could think of that would give us memorable identity. Branding never entered our minds.  Among the many options was Denbow Transport Ltd.  My Dutch European last name originally was DenBoesterd.  As a result of some naming complications, my Dad had shortened that up to Boesterd. Boe can be pronounced Boo or Bow. Thus the shortened version Denbow came about as an option. Nothing complicated, no exciting strategy or thought process. Just a simple option.

On a cold, wet winter morning after our trucks and their loads of live poultry were safely delivered to Scott Poultry in Port Coquitlam, five drivers and myself sat down at our favorite breakfast restaurant in the area. After coffee was poured, and the usual light banter quieted down, I pulled out my list of approximately 20 carefully thought through potentials to rename our company. To this day I still remember how quickly we came to a consensus. The new name, we all agreed, if it could be, would be Denbow Transport Ltd. That settled, we enjoyed our favorite breakfasts, and carried on with our day.

A simple process, decided on by few truck drivers and now Denbow is a name we assemble under collectively with pride and gratitude.

And now….you know the rest of the story.

Bill Boesterd, January 2014


The Denbow team today with our current logo

The Denbow team today with our current logo


Denbow Staff Christmas Videos!

We had a little fun with some staff members… for your viewing pleasure 🙂

Correctly identify staff members in the videos on our social media pages to be entered to win a prize in January!!

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Merry Christmas from Denbow!

Denbow’s team wishes you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  We are thankful for our relationship with you and look forward to seeing you in 2014 🙂

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Our office over the holidays are:
Christmas Eve – closed at noon
Christmas Day & Boxing Day – closed
Friday December 27 & Monday December 30 – open 8am-5pm
New Year’s Eve – closed at noon
New Year’s Day – closed
Friday January 2 – open 8am-5pm


Enjoy your time off!