About the Owners
Hey thanks for stopping by and visiting our site.
My name is Julia Swaisland and that's me in the middle, with my husband Steve and daughter Brooke. This site and store have been my passion and focus for over 12 years now! Cant believe it has been that long or that it happened at all.
Just a little about me, my family and how this store came to be.
I have lived in this area for over 40 years, first on an Arabian Horse farm in Beeton, and the last 21 years in Bradford with my Husband Steve and daughter Brooke.
I come from a retail family so I suppose this is in my blood. In fact my parents opened the first garden centre north of Toronto over 60 years ago. If you know Markville mall then you know exactly where their Nursery was.
I started this retail addiction myself when I was 14 and was in it until my daughter was born in 2004. I took a 5 year break to focus on her and when she started school the itch came back.
That is when the U at Home idea came to mind. While the store has always been in the same location it has gone through several changes over the years. We are always adapting to keep up with the needs of all our wonderful customers here in the greater Bradford area.
While I am the face you will see most of the time in the store, my husband Steve is the fix it, change it, move it, repair it, build it guy in the background. Without his support this website and many other things would not be possible.
I have a wonderful sister Nancy, (well I have 3 sisters actually and 2 brothers) who also helps out from time to time when I just can't be in the store. I am very lucky to have her support when I can not be here.
Please stop by and see us in person, and if you just can't make it in then browse our site and have your order delivered for free in the greater Bradford Area.