Welcome to this webpage outlining the Fergus real estate services of Steve Dawkins, Broker and REALTOR® with the RE/MAX Real Estate Centre brokerage. (Testimonials)
Buyers: click >> here << to search our brokerage's Featured Listings in the beautiful and historic town of Fergus to get a sense of what's currently available. Then contact me and I'll set up a stream of listings that meet your criteria - from all brokerages on the local real estate board - that goes direct to your inbox the very moment a candidate property is listed .. . up to 48 hours before they're available on mls.ca/realtor.ca!
Together with my team of supporting specialists - financing, insurance, inspection and legal - I will ensure that you secure the property which best suits your needs - at the best possible price.
Fergus is the largest community in Centre Wellington, a township within Wellington County. It lies on the Grand River, about 25 km north of Guelph. The first settlers to this area were freed slaves who formed what was known as the Pierpoint Settlement, named after their leader, Richard Pierpoint. Along with a half dozen other men, Pierpoint was granted land in Garafraxa Township somewhere around what is now Scotland Street in Fergus.
In 1833, just a quarter mile from the Pierpoint settlement, Little Falls was established by Adam Fergusson. Along with fellow Scot James Webster, he purchased 7,000 acres (2,832.80 ha) (28 km²) of uncleared land in Nichol Township and laid out the town of Fergus. Webster took up residence here and supervised the settlement's early development.
The first house of this predominantly Scottish community was erected in 1833. A hotel was built in 1834 and a sawmill, grist mill, church and school followed in 1835. They soon established a vibrant economy, using the waterfalls on the Grand River as power for local industry. The Scots built solid stone houses, factories and other buildings which have characterized Fergus to this day. Many of the houses and factories built by these early settlers are still in use today—occasionally occupied by descendents of the original owners.
Originally Fergus was known as Little Falls, because of the scenic (water) falls downtown, between the Public Library and the Fergus Market. Other names that (parts of) Fergus have been known as include Nichol Township, Aboyne, Garafraxa Township and Pierpoint Settlement. (Description courtesy of Wikipedia)
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Steve Dawkins was President and Marketing Director of the olde Hide House in Acton from 1985 through 2002, driving 20-fold business growth during that period. He was also co-founder and Marketing Director of Acton's Blue Springs Golf Club and Blue Springs Estates.
A University of Guelph alumnus and youngest-ever inductee into the Halton Region Business Hall of Fame, Dawkins is a founding partner of Brand Technology; their SeeHear! Customer R&D® process serves commercial construction industry clients in North America, Europe and Asia.
A resident of Fergus, he's now a member of the RE/MAX Real Estate Centre team, based at the firm's Guelph South office, 1499 Gordon Street. Steve earned the RE/MAX 100% Club Award in 2016. He is also a former vice-chair of the Centre Wellington Economic Development Task Force.
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