Steffan Yantzi joins Home Hardware stores as shareholder

Yantzi Home Building Centre and Tavistock Home Hardware in southwestern Ontario have a new official shareholder of both businesses. Steffan Yantzi, 27, grew up watching his father, Jim Yantzi, operate Yantzi Building Supplies. “I grew up studying my father in the store,” said Steffan. “I watched what he did and how he did it, absorbing as much as I possibly could. This made taking on more responsibilities over the years easier.”

Jim Yantzi passed away in 2021. Staffan officially became the dealer-owner on Jan. 1. Yantzi Building Supplies is in its 73rd year of operation and joined the Home Hardware banner in 2016. The Yantzi family purchased Tavistock Home Hardware in 2018.