ABOUT THE ORAs 

2021 ORA Winners

Click each photo to see the ORA winner’s award ceremony video.

Best Hardware Store – Gravenhurst Home Hardware


Ian and Tara McNaughton, Dealer-Owners, Gravenhurst Home Hardware, Gravenhurst Ont.; with Michael McLarney, Managing Director, National Paint & Hardware Association, which sponsored the award.

 

Best Building Supply/Home Centre (under 15,000 square feet) – Bulkley Valley Home Centre

Centre: Travis Nanninga and Elaine Nanninga of Bulkley Valley Home Centre, Telkwa, B.C.; flanked by (l-r): Bruno Jean, Dave McNeil, and Mitch Balog of Taiga Building Products, sponsors of the award.

 

Best Building Supply/Home Centre (over 15,000 square feet) – GrandErie Home Hardware Building Centre

Ken Zantingh and Henry DeKlerk, GrandErie Home Hardware Building Centre, Dunnville, Ont.; sponsored by JRTech Solutions (middle).

 

Best Large Surface Retailer – RONA Kelowna


Matt Wachter, Store Manager, RONA Kelowna, Kelowna, B.C.; with Jeff McIntosh of Techniseal, sponsor of the award.

 

Best Contractor Specialist Store – RONA Cowansville


Luc Lamarche, Store Manager, RONA Cowansville, Cowansville, Que.; flanked by (l-r): Dale Girard of Lowe’s Canada, and Gino Allegro and Michelle Wood of Johns Manville Canada, sponsors of the award.

 

Best Young Retailer  – Jillian Sexton, Co-Owner of Sherwood TIMBER MART


Jillian Sexton, Co-Owner of Sherwood TIMBER MART, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; and Sarah Hounslow of BMF, sponsor of the award.

 

Marc Robichaud Community Leader – Gibsons Building Supplies

Gibsons Building Supplies, Gibsons, B.C. Julie Reeves, CEO. Sponsored by Trex.

 

Independent Spirit – Annapolis Home Hardware Building Centre, Annapolis Royal, N.S.

Rob and Joanne Lawrie, Dealer-Owners, Annapolis Home Hardware Building Centre, Annapolis Royal, N.S.; and David Chestnut of Hardlines, representing the National Hardware Show, which sponsored the award.

All Time ORA Winners…

 

2019
Windsor Home Hardware, Windsor, Ont.
Norquay Co-op, Norquay, Sask
Cobourg Home Hardware Building Centre, Cobourg, Ont.
Lowe’s Calgary Crowfoot, Calgary, Alta.
Wolf Creek Building Supplies, Lacombe, Alta.
Wood Works of Renfrew, Renfrew, Ont.
RONA L’entrepôt (Le Plateau), Gatineau, Que.
Ace Victory Building Supplies, Mackenzie, B.C.

2018
Quincaillerie Sainte-Julie, Sainte-Julie, Que.
Ace Building Centre-Kaslo, Kaslo, B.C.
Matériaux JLS-BMR, Bryson, Que.
Lowe’s South Windsor, Windsor, Ont.
Form & Build Supply, London, Ont.
Tyler Dueck, RONA Valley Enterprises, Rosenort, Man.
Fort St. John Home Hardware Building Centre, Fort St John, B.C.

2017
Materiaux Armand Dumares, Gaspé, Que.
Discovery Co-op, North Battleford, Sask.
Gow’s Home Hardware, Bridgewater, N.S.
Haney Builders Supplies, Maple Ridge, B.C.
Lowe’s Barrie, Barrie, Ont.
RONA Penticton, Penticton, B.C.
Sayer Home Hardware, Hagersville, Ont.

2016
Brantford Home Hardware, Brantford, Ont.
Home Building Centre-Salmon Arm, Salmon Arm, B.C.
Vanderhoof and Districts Co-op Home Centre, Vanderhoof, B.C.
Sen Western Wholesale Lumber (TIMBER MART) in Vancouver, B.C.
RONA Home & Garden, Kelowna, B.C.
Cindy Caron and Raphaël D’Amours, Quincaillerie Palmarolle (TIMBER MART), Palmarolle, Que.
Orillia Home Hardware Building Centre, Orillia, Ont.

2015
Les Enterprises Nova Centre, Rawdon, Que.
W. Filsinger & Sons, Guelph, Ont.
Harris Home Hardware, London, Ont.
RONA Golden Mile, Scarborough, Ont.
Contractor First by RONA, Calgary, Alta.
Josh Beusekom, TRU Fort Macleod, Fort Macleod, Alta.
LBH Building Supplies, St. Albert, Alta.

2014
Rocky Mountain House Co-op, Rocky Mountain House, Alta.
Gananoque Home Hardware, Gananoque, Ont.
Sutton Home Hardware, Sutton West, Ont.
Erin Mills RONA, Mississauga, Ont.
Alf Curtis Home Improvements, Peterborough, Ont.
Nancy Powell-Quinn – Moffatt & Powell RONA, London, Ont.
Hickey’s TIM-BR MART, St.John’s, Nfld.

2013
POPS Home Hardware, High Prairie, Alta.
RONA Kemptville Building Centre, Kemptville, Ont.
Wellington Home Hardware, Wellington, Ont.
Chad Sonnenburg – Sonnenburg RONA, Massey, Ont.
TRU Hardware Breton, Breton, Alta.

2011
Hook’s RONA, Cloyne, Ont.
Pioneer HHBC Campbell River, B.C.
Reno-Depot Rimouski, Rimouski, Que.
Chris Galer – POCO Building Supplies Port Coquitlam, B.C.
Proudfoot’s Home Hardware Building Centre Pictou, N.S.
Dick’s Lumber, Surrey, B.C.
Renfrew HHBC, Renfrew, Ont.

2010
Gow’s Home Hardware, Bridgewater, N.S.
Drummond BMR, Marmora, Ont.
Invermere HH Building Centre, Invermere, B.C.
RONA Windsor Home & Garden, Windsor, Ont.
Interlakes Building Supplies(RONA), Lone Butte, B.C.
Brandon Ford – Albertson’s Home Center (TIM-BR MART), Parksville, B.C.
Capital Building Supplies Ltd. (RONA), Prince George, B.C.

2009
Orillia HH Building Centre, Orillia, Ont.
Home Hardware Rimouski, Rimouski, Que.
Kamloops HH Building Centre, Kamloops, B.C.
Canadian Tire, Grimsby, Ont.
RONA Penticton, Penticton, B.C.
RONA Mont-Laurier, Mont-Laurier, Que.

2008
Windsor Home Hardware, Windsor, N.S.
RONA Black Diamond, Black Diamond, Alta.
Lloydminster HHBC, Lloydminster, Alta.
Stephens Home Centre (RONA), Sydney, N.S.
Duncan RONA, Duncan, B.C.
Doug Lemieux, L.B.H. Building Supplies (TIMBRMART), St. Albert, Alta.

2007
Lethbridge HH, Lethbridge, Alta.
Vernon HH Building Centre, Vernon, B.C.
RONA Regina, Regina, Sask.
Woodland TIM-BR Mart, Grande Prairie, Alta.
Groupe Yves Gagnon BMR, Cheneville, Que.
RONA Hardware, Newcastle, Ont.

2006
Osoyoos Home Hardware, Osoyoos, B.C.
Totem Building Supplies, St. Albert Alta.
R.A. Warner Building Supplies, Lyndhurst, Ont.
Sherwood BMR, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
The Home Depot—Park Royal, West Vancouver, B.C.
Ryan Hare, KMS Tools, Coquitlam, B.C. 

2005
Grunthal Lumber, Grunthal, Man.
The Home Depot Canada, Toronto, Ont.
Milton HH Building Centre, Milton, Ont.
RONA L’entrepot, Anjou, Que.
TIM-BR Mart, Kincardine, Ont.
TIM-BR Mart, Vegreville, Alta.

2004
Angileri Lumber, Windsor, Ont.
Claude Forget Inc., Mont-Tremblant, Que.
Nauss TIM-BR Mart, Bridgewater, N.S.
Tracadie Home Hardware, Tracadie, N.B.
Westbank Home Hardware, Westbank, B.C.

2002
Canadian Tire, Oakville, Ont.
Dolly’s Home Hardware, Qualicum Beach, B.C.
Fines HH Building Centre, Shelburne, Ont.
Payzant Building Products, Sackville, N.S.
Smyth’s True Value, Port Hardy, B.C.

2003
Alf Curtis Home Improvements, Peterborough, Ont.
Bishop’s Do-it Centre, Bay Roberts, Nfld.
Macleod’s True Value, Merritt, B.C.
RONA-Revy Home & Garden, Vancouver, B.C.
Schurman Building Supplies, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Quincaillerie St-Jean-Baptiste, Quebec City, Que.

2001
Executive Home Building Centre, Red Deer, Alta.
Perth Home Hardware, Perth, Ont.
RONA Le Regional, Granby, Que.
Sylvan Lake True Value, Sylvan Lake, Alta.
W.S. Building Products, Lacombe, Alta.

2000
Burg & Johnson Builder’s Supply, Powell River, B.C.
The Home Depot Canada, Toronto, Ont.
Macleod’s True Value, Golden, B.C.
Maplegrove Home Hardware, Oakville, Ont.
Pierceys Building Supplies, Tantallon, N.S.
Rona L’entrepot, Saint-Bruno, Que.

1999
Beaver Lumber, Alliston, Ont.
J&H Builder’s Warehouse, Saskatoon, Sask.
Lansing Buildall, Scarborough, Ont.
Macleod’s True Value, Slave Lake, Alta.
Reno Depot, Montreal, Que.

1998
Centre de renovation J.O. Levesque, Bedford, Que.
The Home Depot Canada, Toronto, Ont.
Gray-Mart True Value, Seeley’s Bay, Ont.
The Home Depot—Kitchener, Kitchener, Ont.
Lansing Buildall, Mississauga, Ont.

1997
Centre de renovation Pro Landry, Edmunston, N.B.
Hensall District Co-operative, Hensall, Ont.
Mountain Building Centres, Squamish, B.C.
South Cambridge HH, Cambridge, Ont.
Westgate Village HH, Cambridge, Ont.

1996
Canadian Tire Corp., Toronto, Ont.
Novico Novi-Mart, Pintendre, Que.
Lumberland SuperCentre, Surrey, B.C.
Maplegrove Home Hardware, Oakville, Ont.
Preston Hardware, Ottawa, Ont.

1995
Handee Hardware True Value, Sexsmith, Alta.
Centre de renovation Prud’homme, Repentigny, Que.
Comox Builder’s Supply, Comox, B.C.
Harrison’s Building Centre, Amherst, N.S.
Revy Home & Garden, Edmonton, Alta.
Westlock Building Supplies, Westlock, Alta.

1994
Buckhorn Pro Hardware, Buckhorn, Ont.
Central Builder’s Supply, Courteny, B.C.
Guelph Pro Hardware, Guelph, Ont.
Hunter’s True Value, Melfort, Sask.
Materiaux Carrefour, Sherbrooke, Que.
Quigley Pro Hardware, Cobourg, Ont.
Quincaillerie Bromont, Bromont, Que.
Totem Building Supplies, Calgary, Alta.
Twin Cities Hardware, Labrador City, Nfld.

1993
Beaver Lumber, Toronto, Ont.
Kingan HH, Peterborough, Ont.
Macleods True Value, High Prairie, Alta.
Maglio Building Centre, Nelson, B.C.
Materiaux Inovaco, Gatineau, Que.
McMunn & Yates Do-it Centre, Brandon, Man.
Menard Renovation Centre, Cornwall, Ont.
Quincaillerie Lambert, Montreal, Que.
Stirling Homecare, Stirling, Ont.

1992
Beaver Lumber, Toronto, Ont.
Gow’s HHBC, Bridgewater, N.S.
Penticton HHBC, Penticton, B.C.
Sun Glo Home Improvement Centre, Nanaimo, B.C.