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On September 28, 2020, Garrick Dahlquist, owner at Western States Sales Inc., a manufacturers' representative agency based in Portland and covering the Pacific Northwest, passed away.
“Garrick battled cancer for six years. He fought with the same tenacity and passion he brought to his work. But ultimately lost his fight the morning of Monday, September 28 surrounded by the family he loved,” said David Dahlquist, Garrick's brother.
Garrick was born and raised in the plumbing industry, starting his career as a manufacturer’s representative at Dahlquist Rush Sales Inc., eventually becoming an owner at Western States Sales Inc., and ending his career with Synergy Sales NW after the company’s acquisition of WSSI. His drive and commitment earned him friends and colleagues throughout the industry. Garrick’s market awareness was keenly insightful and intuitive. He knew what it would take and how to get it done. Garrick held his work relationships with deep regard — his business network became like a second family to him.
Garrick’s passion for work was driven by his love of family. He was a caring husband, and a loving father. Garrick’s time away from work was private and family-focused. His wishes for a private family memorial service were honored.
“Garrick was very appreciative of his relationships at work, and he would want to thank all of you for the love and support this industry has shown him throughout his career, and throughout Garrick’s battle with cancer.” Dahlquist said.