Bill Tepperman is the President of Tepperman's, a five-store furniture retailer
with stores in Windsor, Chatham, Sarnia and London.
Bill's father, Nate, started in business in Windsor over 78 years ago. After
gaining experience as a carpenter and a sausage-maker, he became a door to door
peddler of home furnishings, including towels, blankets and sheets, and area rugs.
His determination to provide his loyal customers with value and good service were
lessons learned well and passed on to his family. Bill took over the company, at
the age of 33, following the drowning death of his father and retirement of his
uncle, Harry Eisen, due to ill-health.
Over the years, reading the needs of his customers, Bill has expanded several
times, sometimes in very difficult times. Whether struggling with a sluggish economy,
rebuilding following a store fire or planning the next store, Bill will tell you
Tepperman's is not a one-man show. He has put together a great team, with the
assistance of his wife Rochelle, their sons Andrew and Noah, and his other
vice-presidents Gina Delicata and Mike Horrobin. They share a commitment and
a clear vision of how they will succeed, by helping their customers have a
great shopping experience, with good service and prices.
Bill is an ethical man, with a well-developed sense of family and community
responsibility. Tepperman's is an active supporter of local events and
awards a $1000.00 Tepperman's scholarship, each month, to a local young
person in each of the communities in which they do business. To date, the
family has distributed 212 such scholarships, demonstrating the belief in
the value of higher education that was generated by Rose and Nate Tepperman,
Bill's parents. At the moment, Tepperman's employs over 300 people.