A Boy Named Nicolas

A boy named Nicolas 2Over the years, Centra has supported many wonderful causes. ‘A Boy Named Nicolas’ has recently touched our hearts

Nicolas has Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which affects his ability to control his muscles hindering his ability to walk, stand, sit, eat and even breathe and swallow. Nicolas and his family reside in Maple Ridge and will be completing a large renovation to their home with Gara Construction to accommodate their son’s needs.

“Hearing of Nicolas defying the odds with SMA is an inspiration and we are grateful that we could help the Schwuchow family with their upcoming renovation” Mark Brandow Sales Manager. Centra Windows will be donating just over $10,000 worth of product to this project through Centra Cares and will be volunteering to help with the installation of their new windows and doors. “When I asked the manufacturing team if anyone would be interested in donating their time to manufacture the windows and doors for this project; I received an overwhelming response. The product for this project will be manufactured with 100% volunteered time. I couldn’t be more proud of my team” Hart Pauls VP Manufacturing.

Why does Centra Care? “Social responsibility is key to our corporate culture at Centra Windows and when we heard about Nicolas and his family we recognized that there was an opportunity for us to make a difference” Emily Parson VP Marketing. Centra would like to encourage all our valued partners and suppliers to get involved to help this wonderful family. With the additional help from the construction community, we can make an even bigger impact.   

 A note from Nicolas’s Father: “I just wanted to send a quick email to let you know how grateful we are for Centra’s contribution towards our home renovation for Nicolas.  Words will never be able to express what this means to us but please know that you are helping to make an incredible impact in Nicolas’ life. He continues to defy the odds and providing him with a functional home environment gives him the opportunity to continue that journey.” Rolf Schwuchow


Click here to read Nicolas’s story and learn more about how you can help.


Sundeep Sekhon

Marketing Assistant




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