In April 1987, Neil Pritchard started his own company to sell a superior glazing product to the window industry in BC and Alberta. He sold twice as much foam tape as he had budgeted for in that first year; CASCADE AQUA-TECH was on its way, and has grown steadily over the years to become the leading Canadian supplier of specialty products for the building envelope industry in BC and Alberta.
Raised in Vancouver, Neil majored in Science at SFU and studied Engineering at UBC, but his studies in Building Technology, at Red River Technical College in Winnipeg, formed the foundation of his career and led to the creation of Cascade.
From their home near Penticton, Neil and his wife, Ranada, maintain their integral relation with Cascade as guardians of the company values that will continue to drive Cascade forward. Neil has said, “Almost all of the principles I came to regard as my core values in business were learned in that first year.”