Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors

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Taiga Building Products

Since 1973 Taiga has been committed to serving the building materials industry. With 15 distribution centres across Canada and 3 in the USA, we have you covered. With a large product portfolio Taiga is able to supply an extensive variety of products including but not limited to, pressure treated lumber, dimensional lumber, panels, engineered wood products, composite decking, exterior siding, flooring, insulation and interior mouldings. Taiga is committed to advancing your business through innovative distribution strategies, excellent customer service and tremendous product offerings.

Great people doing, Whatever it takes.® www.taigabuilding.com

 

Acceo

Management solutions and POS Software. ACCEO is your one stop shop for all management software needs of Canadian hardware stores, lumber yards, and garden centers. Our systems are designed for retailers and distributors owning one or more stores. We help simplify the complex management of small and large retail stores alike. Turn-key, flexible, reliable and secure, our solutions and services are designed to maximize efficiencies in your day-to-day operations. Talk to our experts or discover our solutions at www.acceorenovation.com.

 

Ace Canada and Peavey Industries LP

Peavey Industries LP is the parent to two subsidiary corporate brands – Peavey Mart and MainStreet Hardware – with retail stores across the country. ‘Canada’s Largest Farm and Ranch Retailer’ is proudly 100% Canadian and employee owned and gratified to have been serving their loyal customers since 1967. In March 2020, Peavey Industries acquired the Ace Canada brand adding both corporate stores and Ace-branded dealer stores to the PILP retail family. For further details about Peavey Industries LP and their brands, email marketing@peaveyindustries.com. www.peaveymart.com

 

AD Canada

AD is a member-owned organization, passionate about bringing growth-oriented independent distributors and best-in-class supplier partners together with the purpose to outperform the market and to stay ahead of the competition.

For over 40 years AD’s sincere customer-first approach to relationships and our continual investments in innovative support have helped AD to achieve annual sales of more than $70 billion across nine industries and three countries. With more than 5,000 branches from 850-plus independently owned members, AD is North America’s largest marketing/buying group for construction and industrial supplies.

Together, we win. www.adhq.com

Belanger Laminates

Belanger Laminates has perfected the “stone slab” look and brought it to a higher level. It offers a beautiful, realistic, and durable alternative at a fraction of the cost. Belanger Laminates provides endless design possibilities and trendy profile options in laminated countertops, thereby raising laminate countertops to a whole new level. These allow you to really make your space your own!

Founded in Montreal in 1960, Belanger Laminates is the industry’s leading manufacturer of post-formed countertops. Renowned for its design innovations, Belanger Laminates has become the largest post-former in Canada. Its dedicated employees produce superior quality products for kitchens, bathrooms, and the furniture industry. www.belanger-laminates.com

 

BMF 

BMF specializes in helping independent retailers renovate their stores. Founded in 2003, BMF is an industry partner to dealers and buying groups across North America. Our retail partners have experienced average sales increases of 30% after renovations, with a return on investment within 12-18 months. BMF is fully integrated to manage renovations of any size, successfully completing over 300 store renovation projects in the home improvement industry. We focus on maximizing sales by designing stores with unique fixture systems that keep products in stock, organized, and attractively displayed. To learn more how we can help your business, contact us directly or inquire www.bmfonline.com

 

BMR Group

BMR Group is an affiliate of Sollio Cooperative Group that represents 300 home renovation centres and hardware stores in Quebec, Ontario, and the Maritimes. Annual retail sales for BMR Group members are estimated at $1.3 billion and some 8,000 employees work in bannered stores. BMR Group is the largest Quebec-owned player in the home renovation industry and operates under the BMR, La Shop BMR, Agrizone, and Potvin & Bouchard banners. www.bmr.ca

 

BP Canada

Building Products of Canada Corp. (BP Canada) has been producing quality home building and home renovation products since 1905. A building industry leader, BP Canada is a choice supplier for high quality, value-added products and services, with a strong focus on the building envelope.  Discover our asphalt shingles, shingle underlayments, waterproofing membranes, hot and cold asphalt, wood fibre structural panels, insulating and sound-deadening panels and decorative ceiling tiles and panels. www.bpcan.com

CanWel

CanWel Building Materials Division is a leading wholesale distributor of building materials. CanWel operates 17 distribution centers servicing retail lumberyards and building supply dealers across Canada. Products include MicroPro treated wood, PWT engineered wood, siding, decking, insulation, roofing, lumber and plywood. www.domanbm.com

 

Cape Cod Wood Siding

Cape Cod Wood Siding, a Division of Marwood Ltd., specializes in pre-finished natural wood sidings, trims and color matched accessories. All of which are manufactured under one roof in a completely controlled environment ensuring superior quality every step of the way.

From traditional horizontal rabbeted bevel, to vertical board and batten or sleek modern Euro channel, we offer a wide range of siding options to complement your home’s design and your personal taste. Color becomes an endless choice as well. Established favorites or current trends, any color is possible, all you have to do is choose. www.capecodsiding.com

 

CashierPRO

CashierPRO is a leading provider of Point-of-Sale/Inventory Management systems in Canada for small-to-mid size Retailers (from 1-20 users per site). In 2012, CashierPRO expanded and incorporated in the U.S., and now works with several major Buying Groups there as well. Our primary installations are in Hardware, Home Improvement, Farm, and Building Material dealers, but can be an excellent fit for many other retailers.

Whether an independent retailer or Buying Group focused, CashierPRO is an unbeatable combination of power, price, and easy-to-use features, without the need for expensive Fileservers or Hosting Fees. www.cashierpro.com

 

Castle

Castle is a member-owned and member-directed, not-for-profit buying group.

For over 60 Years, we have remained focused on the success of the independent retailer with an unwavering belief in integrity, simplicity, and transparency.

Our buying group has grown into a national network of retailers who are the pillars of their communities. We have stood the test of time by staying focused on our members, building unwavering relationships with our industry partners, and supporting our local communities.

Castle’s mission continues to be to Strengthen the independent by maximizing each shareholder’s profitability and growth. We are proud of our first 60 years and the strength of our Castle family. www.castle.ca

Dupont

Since the introduction of DuPont™ Tyvek® HomeWrap®, DuPont has been recognized as an industry leader in residential building and construction materials. By flawlessly integrating the powers of Tyvek®, Styrofoam™ and Great Stuff Pro™, along with a national network of building experts, we deliver innovative support and solutions for the next generation of new construction and renovation of existing homes. DuPont Performance Building Solutions offers an unprecedented portfolio of materials, tools and expertise to help make every project a sure fit—so you can focus on what you do best, no matter where or how you choose to build. www.dupont.ca

 

GSW

For more than 150 years, GSW has provided innovative products to Canadian homes, a claim few water heater brands can make. We continue to evolve and strive to provide the safest, most reliable, and energy-efficient water heaters available. We utilize our engineering facilities and labs to run robust testing procedures. These procedures help us to produce water heaters that are of the highest quality and advanced design.

GSW has more water heaters in Canadian homes than any other manufacturer. Our water heaters undergo extreme Canadian cold weather testing. We conduct numerous quality tests to ensure your water heaters will perform in even the harshest of winters. GSW is continuously recognized for their excellent value, efficiency, and reliability.

GSW—your preferred Canadian retail hardware water heater brand. www.gsw-wh.com/en

 

Home Hardware Stores Limited

Founded in 1964 in rural St. Jacobs, Ont., Home Hardware Stores Limited is Canada’s largest Dealer-owned and operated hardware, lumber, building materials and furniture home improvement retailer. With close to 1,100 stores under four banners—Home Hardware, Home Hardware Building Centre, Home Building Centre and Home Furniture— Home Hardware Stores Limited is committed to helping Canadians in communities across the country with all of their project needs. More information about the company is available at www.homehardware.ca

 

JELD-WEN

JELD-WEN is a leading manufacturer of high-performance windows, interior and exterior doors, and related building products that are sold globally through multiple channels. JELD-WEN delivers a differentiated customer experience, providing construction professionals with durable, energy-efficient products and labor-saving services that help maximize productivity and create beautiful, secure spaces for all to enjoy. In support of its continued Canadian ENERGY STAR, Manufacturer of the Year recognition as well as its award in Sustained Excellence in 2023, the JELD-WEN team is driven by innovation and committed to creating safe, sustainable environments for customers, associates, and local communities. www.jeld-wen.ca

Johns Manville

Johns Manville is your single source for insulation in Canada. Our products include Formaldehyde free™ fibreglass insulation, closed-cell and open-cell spray foam, foam board, mineral wool and blow-in fibreglass insulation. When it comes to insulation projects ranging from large to small, you can count on Johns Manville for expertise and exceptional quality. www.jm.com

 

JR Tech Solutions Inc.

JRTech Solutions Inc. is the leading Electronic Shelf Label (ESL) provider and the largest distributor of Pricer ESL in North America, involved in over 900 store installations with 13 000 000 ESLs deployed since 2008. JRTech has the largest installation base of ESLs within the hardware industry with over 300 full-store installations. By moving beyond price automation, JRTech offers unique ESL features (Click & Collect, Put-to-light, Geolocation, ShelfVision) enabled by Pricer’s infrared communication platform to help retailers fulfill their operations. With its ESL systems, Tagstrip™ mounting solutions and digital display technology, JRTech has led the charge in delivering a turnkey solution for digitalization and omnichannel capability.
www.jrtechsolutions.com

 

King Marketing

King Marketing is committed to be the only viable choice for manufacturers looking for exceptional representation across Canada in the Hardware, Home Improvement, Building Material and Light Industrial channels. King provides it’s represented manufacturers with a powerful team of engaged, knowledgeable, and experienced representatives. At head office, distributor, and at the dealer store, King reps work at all levels to maximize sales opportunities. In addition, its national team of merchandisers provides value-added services to box stores and mass merchants, far beyond those services the stores own proprietary teams offer.

It has been proven that King reps will spend more dedicated face time in the stores than manufacturers who have their own fully employed sales teams. King is currently offering a “Free Sales or Service Trial” for any manufacturer wanting to try the agency model.

www.kingmkt.com

Luxo Mabre

Founded in 1991, Luxo Marbre is a Canadian family business with extensive experience in the manufacture and distribution of superior-quality bathroom and kitchen furniture at competitive pricing.

Thanks to its manufacturing and market knowledge, combined with a 30+ year partnership with a global network of suppliers and a 100 000 + square feet warehouse facility, the company has rapidly become a leader in the sector, with more than 2,000 partners across North America.

On the lookout for new trends and innovations in the industry, our designers are constantly seeking to push back the boundaries of design and explore new concepts. www.luxomarbre.com

Marwood Ltd.

At Marwood we are extremely proud to be a locally owned, Atlantic Canadian company. We strive to put out a premium product and be the best business partner we can possibly be. Always working to get better and have new and exciting products for contractors and consumers alike.

Over 80 years of hard work and gaining your trust has made us who we are. We are proud that we can provide our partners with quality products and second-to-none service.

Marwood is the Creator of Quality Wood Products, we are always striving to be better, and are so honored to be part of this great industry.

www.marwood.com

Mi5 Intelligent Service

At Mi5 Print, we are proud to be Canada’s fastest-growing printing company. Derek McGeachie founded our company in 2003 with the goal of surpassing the expectations of modern print buyers. Our cutting-edge facilities use the latest technology to create visually stunning litho, digital, and grand-format commercial print solutions. We are experts in targeted marketing solutions, including direct mail, kitting, fulfillment, distribution, and custom product development. With one call, we can handle it all! At Mi5, we are committed to sustainability and use eco-friendly materials and practices to protect the environment while delivering quality results. Trust us to elevate your brand and bring your vision to life with maximum visibility and impact. To learn more about our services, visit Mi5Print.com.

 

Moen

Moen is the number one consumer faucet brand in North America, offering a vast array of stylish and innovative kitchen and bath faucets, showerheads, accessories, bath safety products, garbage disposals, leak detection products and connected home offerings for residential applications that give consumers more power than ever before to understand and control the water that flows through their homes. These thoughtful designs deliver an exceptional user experience and elevate the way people interact with water every day. For more information, visit www.moen.ca

 

North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA)

The North American Hardware and Paint Association’s mission is to help independent home improvement, paint, and decorating retailers, regardless of affiliations, become better and more profitable retailers. This not-for-profit organization serves the channel by providing retailers with educational resources, networking events, and industry research, and by acting as a collective voice for 40,000 independent retailers across the U.S. and Canada.

NHPA offers retailers hundreds of resources, including Hardware Retailing and Paint and Decorating Retailer magazines, online employee training, college-level leadership and management programs, several annual roundtables, conferences, recognition programs, research studies, and more. Learn more about the association and membership options by visiting www.yournhpa.org

 

National Hardware Show

Join us for the 2024 National Hardware Show, taking place March 26-28th at the Las Vegas Convention Center! Explore new products and innovations, discover the latest trends, and connect with professionals from all around the world at the only industry event that unites the entire home improvement community. The NHS experience is designed to help you grow your business and network in a fun, productive environment—you won’t want to miss it! www.nationalhardwareshow.com

 

Orgill

Orgill is the world’s largest independently owned hardlines distributor with annual sales exceeding $3.7 billion. Orgill provides products and services to more than 12,000 stores in North America throughout all fifty states, and all provinces and territories in Canada as well as more than 50 additional countries. The businesses serviced by Orgill include a fairly balanced mix of retailers who operate hardware stores, home centers, pro dealers, and farm stores. www.orgill.com

 

Innovation runs deep at Regal Ideas. Over 30 years ago, the company opened its doors with one product line, Regal Aluminum Railing. Today, Regal ideas is the industry leader and has become the largest and most renown brand of aluminum railing in North America and around the globe.

From Inspiration and Innovation to Safety and Durability, Regal Ideas spends an extensive amount of time researching, developing and evolving it’s product mix to bring innovative products that inspire homeowners, contractors and architects. www.regalideas.com

RONA

RONA inc., one of Canada’s leading home improvement retailers, has a long and rich history of serving Canadians and helping them turn their houses into homes since 1939. Headquartered in Boucherville, Québec, RONA inc. operates or services some 425 corporate and affiliated dealer stores from coast to coast under the Lowe’s, RONA+, RONA, Réno-Dépôt, and Dick’s Lumber banners.

Thanks to the expertise, contribution and passion of its 22,000 employees, as well as its large product selection and industry leading omnichannel capacities, RONA helps Pros and DIYers bringing their construction and home improvement projects to life.

To learn more, visit www.ronainc.ca.

 

Sexton Group

Sexton Group Ltd is an independently owned buying group for building material dealers, hardware retailers, specialty dealers, and manufactured structure specialists. We have over 300 members, representing more than 400 locations in every province and territory in Canada. And we’re driven by our desire to see every member succeed.

Since 1985, Sexton Group has been a part of the Canadian Building Supply Industry, working for independents across the country as their trusted building materials buying group. Sexton’s success is built on our strong relationships and responsiveness to our members’ needs. “We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service to all members, including strong advocacy with vendor partners, providing transactional excellence and ensuring members remain competitive in local markets,” says Eric Palmer, Vice President and General Manager. Talk to us today about becoming a member of Sexton Group Ltd. www.sextongroup.com

 

Techniseal

Since 1984, Techniseal has been a true pioneer in developing high-performance solutions for the installation, maintenance, and protection of outdoor living spaces. The world-leading polymeric paver sand provider, Techniseal also manufactures an extensive range of surface cleaners and protective sealers for concrete pavers and other hardscape installations.

Techniseal products are available for landscape professionals across Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia. www.techniseal.com

 

TIMBER MART

Founded in 1967, TIMBER MART is the largest national member-owned buying group in Canada for the true independent entrepreneur. With hundreds of members, including independent building-material and hardware retailers, commercial dealers and manufacturers located in every province across the country, TIMBER MART provides its extensive dealer network with a menu of competitive buying programs, comprehensive marketing services and personalized support to drive independent business success. For more information, visit www.timbermart.ca and www.timbermartmember.ca.

Trex

Since 1996 Trex has invented, defined and perfected the composite deck category, becoming the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking products. Never content to settle, we continue to make strides in outdoor engineering, melding innovation with environmental responsibility and beautiful form with powerful function. Designed with lasting beauty, incredible durability and easy maintenance, there’s no compromising with high-performance composite decking. www.trex.com

 

Vicwest

For over 90 years Vicwest has designed, engineered, and manufactured high quality steel roll-formed panels from coast to coast. With 5 manufacturing facilities across Canada. We’re proud to serve the Commercial, Residential and Agricultural markets with a presence in over 3000 LBM dealers. In 2020, we embarked on our Planet Passionate strategy which aims to improve our impact of three big global issues: climate change, circularity and protection of our natural world. Learn more at www.vicwest.com

Well Made Here

Bien fait ici / Well Made Here is a federally chartered non-profit organization collectively founded in October 2018 by several banners and professional associations. Its purpose is to encourage the purchase of quality building materials and other items manufactured in Canada and intended for the residential market. It aims to strengthen the value chain between manufacturers, banners, and their network of hardware stores and home improvement centres to better serve consumers and building contractors. 

Currently the organization is working with the federal government during consultations about the Competition Act. It is also actively making representations inviting officials to review to domestic policies and trade agreements in order for these to boost positive discrimination in favour of Canadian products. www.ici-here.ca

 

 

Westman Steel

When you choose Westman Steel, you are choosing a family-owned Canadian company that values excellent customer service. Since 1982 we have been Canada’s most trusted steel roofing and siding manufacturer.

Westman Steel has supported homeowners, farmers, design professionals, and contractors in building projects that make a Statement in Steel.From the first shovel in the ground to every step of the building process, our homeowners, farmers, contractors, and architects choose quality building products like Westman Steel for all their building projects.

Building your dream home or farm is all about Choices! Westman Steel is the choice of Canadians. www.westmansteel.com

 

Wolf Gugler

We’re a well-established boutique talent recruitment firm offering a comprehensive range of talent identification services, specifically retainer-based search and assessment. We research, identify, recruit, evaluate, and present a shortlist of high-performing candidates to retailers and their suppliers throughout Canada, the U.S., and the Caribbean. We’re experts at providing integrity, speed, and results to our Clients seeking to add outstanding talent to their employee base.

We also provide customized career transition and outplacement services for companies wishing to assist displaced employees in locating their next career opportunity. Find us at www.wolfgugler.com.