Ted van der Parre worked for years in greenhouse construction; first as an employee, and later together with Peter van Trigt in his own company. Looking back, those were "the best years" in Peter's life. "Greenhouse construction is a beautiful profession; outdoors, feeling good and free. I've been all over Europe," says Ted in an interview in Het Hele Westland.
Ted was later a doorman, became the Strongest Man in the Netherlands and now lives in Honselersdijk. "Yes, there were rough times, but it's also boring when everything goes by the book!"