House and Sign Painter, Paper Hanger, Decorator and Grainer.
Mr. Coleman is one of the leading painters and decorators in this County, employing from ten to twelve painters in the busy season, and handling some very large contracts. His work is always up to .date and satisfactory, as he says it is the only class of work that will build up a trade and hold it.
Mr. Coleman also carries on a large and successfnl Florist business. He has a number of hot houses, giving employment to a number of men, and does a wholesale and retail business, finding a wholesale trade in the cities of Hamilton and Toronto, and a retail trade at home, Burlington. The principal flowers he grows being violets, roses, carnations and chrysanthemums.
Mr. Coleman is a young man, being 33 years old. His first work -when a boy was with a florist, which business he learned, at the same time working at the painting after business hours. This business he studied completely in every branch with the intention of going into the business himself as contractor, which he did and with great success. After a few years hard work he bought a beautiful home with extensive grounds and there started the hothouse business. His residence is one of the prettiest and most beautifully situated homes in Burlington.