When Larry Boggio graduated from the University of Toronto in 1981 with a degree in pharmacy he had a vision of bringing an exceptional level of pharmacy service to his small hometown of Port Colborne, Ontario. Larry imagined treating all of his customers like family, providing his caring advice and pharmacy services to local residents to keep them healthy and independent.
In 1983 Larry was able to bring his vision to reality with his purchase of Beckett’s Pharmacy from the late Bob Beckett. His vision quickly became a success in the small town of Port Colborne leading to multiple expansions of the pharmacy and improvements in services and products to meet the unique demands of the small community. Larry immediately made a point of paying it back to his small community with support for many local organizations, clubs and sports teams.
In 2008 in partnership with Donnie Edwards, Larry took his vision to the small town of Ridgeway, ON with the purchase of Ridgeway IDA pharmacy. His vision remained the same here as it was in Port Colborne. Treat all customers like family and support the community that supports you. These fundamentals were once again shown to be a success.
In 2010 and 2014 respectively, Larry’s sons Aaron and Kyle Boggio joined the family business both as practicing pharmacists. Working their way up in the business for many years through high school and University allowed Aaron and Kyle to learn and live their father’s vision from day one.
With a family of pharmacists at the helm the Boggio family decided it was time to bring their vision to more residents throughout Niagara. In 2010 Fonthill Pharmasave in Fonthill, ON was acquired followed closely by MacKinnon Guardian Drugs in Niagara Falls, ON in 2011. Throughout this rapid expansion Larry’s original vision remained the same and again was proven successful.
With four successful pharmacies and a growing number of customers an investment in advanced dispensing technology became necessary to continue providing the level of service our customers deserved and had come to expect. Dispensing technology gives our pharmacists more time to focus on the customer, providing the level of personalized service that Larry had originally conceived back in 1981 and that had made the Boggio Family of Pharmacies successful ever since.