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Castle Adds Two Locations in Ontario

News Release March 15, 2018

Mississauga, ON - Castle Building Centres Group Ltd.

Castle announced today that Van Dolder’s Home Team has joined the Castle group with two locations in Ontario. Situated along the shores of Georgian Bay, the locations will service the building materials needs of their customers in the Owen Sound and Collingwood markets and surrounding areas.

The two new Castle locations are focused on offering an extensive selection of key building material products while also offering professional installation services. Additionally, each site boasts a massive designer showroom with built-in model home segments giving their customers the opportunity to picture products inside a home setting.

The family business was founded in 1964 by father Andy Van Dolder; sons Kris and Tim continue to cultivate the business under the same principles it was built on; customer service, quality products and professional installation services. This foundation is at the core of everything they do and is a large part of their success, and why they chose to join Castle.

“Being an independent business owner is important to us and we don’t want to jeopardize that aspect of our business. Castle’s business model allows us to maintain that independence and take advantage of their extensive buying power. We believe that Castle is the right place for us to be able to take our business to the next level.” - Kris Van Dolder, Partner

Castle President, Ken Jenkins, couldn’t agree more. “Castle is 100% committed to our members’ brand. The Van Dolder’s are an example of how reputation and exceptional service are ultimately what determines success in our industry. Becoming a Castle member means they can continue to focus on growing their brand”.

Castle is pleased to welcome Van Dolder’s Home Team - Custom Exteriors to the family.

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Castle Growth in Western Canada Continues!

News Release February 23, 2018

Mississauga, ON - Castle Building Centres Group Ltd.

Castle Business Centres Group announced today, yet another new member location in Western Canada, this time in the province of Manitoba. Reimer Concrete and Lumber is the newest Castle Building Centres location in the province, located in Rosseau River, Manitoba.

The new business was founded by Matthew and Perla Reimer, who have over 16 years of experience in the construction industry. Matthew’s extensive construction background, coupled with their expertise in the building materials industry has helped the new Castle member flourish.

The new retail location will offer a wide selection lumber, building materials and concrete, as well as an extensive assortment of hardware products. Their decision to join Castle was an easy one after seeing the success one of their family members had within the group.

“We knew joining Castle was the right move for our business. After years of witnessing the success of our family member as a Castle dealer, we were confident that Castle offers us the flexibility to grow and operate in line with the needs of our business.” - Matthew Reimer, Owner

Reimer Concrete and Lumber has built solid relationships over the years in both the LBM industry and the Rosseau Lake Community. They are looking forward to serving Southeastern Manitoba and beyond. The store will have an official grand opening in Summer 2018.

“Castle continues to attract independents from across Canada who are looking for a buying group that delivers true independence, growth opportunity and future success, every time.” - Ken Jenkins, Castle President

Castle welcomes Reimer Concrete and Lumber to the family.

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Castle continues to grow in Western Canada

News Release January 16, 2018

Mississauga, ON - Castle Building Centres Group Ltd.

Castle announced today that a new member has joined the group in the province of Saskatchewan. LKQ Building Supply is located in the heart of Saskatoon and owner Ken Spetz has been in the construction industry for over 30 years, specializing in finishing and restoration products and services.

“When we decided to expand into retail, we saw the best opportunity for success with Castle. We feel good about joining a group with a multitude of options to grow your business based on your unique needs and market.” - Ken Spetz, Owner

The new retail location will operate as a specialty supply store to the greater Saskatoon area, providing building materials for restoration and finishing as well as unique product solutions to local contractors. The LKQ staff is excited about the new location, and they are planning an official Grand Opening as Castle Building Centres this coming Spring.

“Castle provides a one-stop retail solution. Our members can be confident that they have all the tools necessary for growth and prosperity, and the support of an entire team with their future success at the top of the agenda.” - Ken Jenkins, Castle President

Castle would like to welcome LKQ Building Supply.

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Castle Announces New Quebec Location

News Release January 11, 2018

Mississauga, ON - Castle Building Centres Group Ltd.

Castle announced today that a new member has joined the group in the province of Quebec. Murexpair Inc. is located in the city of Sherbrooke, Quebec and has been serving the local community for 17 years.

Owner, Jonathan Sirois, had a clear plan for Murexpair; to offer exceptional products, sales and service in the categories of roofing and siding to contractors and local consumers. When he and his current partner Bruno Langlois began to consider a buying group, they were looking for an opportunity to grow their business by having access to additional products in their categories, but didn’t want to lose their independence or compromise the core of their business.

“Castle was the right fit for us because we wanted to experience growth and reach our business goals, without losing sight of our original mission or the ability to run our business our way.” - Bruno Langlois, Murexpair Inc., Partner and General Manager

As part of the Castle group, the specialty store will offer a wider range of steel roofing, siding, decking products and commercial designer steel siding to their valued customer base, consisting of local residential and commercial contractors and consumers.

“Castle is the future of the Independent because we don’t expect our members to fit into a specific business model that doesn’t match their needs. Our members continue to operate in the manner that suits their business, and we encourage their independence, and enable them with buying power, and the support of a group gives them the tools they need for continued success.” - Ken Jenkins, Castle President

Castle would like to welcome Murexpair Inc. to the family.

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Castle Kicks Off 2018 with a New Member in Western Canada

News Release January 8, 2018

Mississauga, ON - Castle Building Centres Group Ltd.

Fresh off the heels of another industry leading year, Castle Building Centres Group is heading into 2018 with a new member location in Western Canada. Castle announced today that Timber Spirit Supply in Spiritwood, Saskatchewan is the newest independent dealer to join Canada’s fastest growing buying group.

The town of Spiritwood is located in central Saskatchewan, about 125 km west of Prince Albert. Entrepreneur, Matt St. Onge founded the business just a few years ago with the goal of building trust with the local community as his guiding principle. Matt and his team of industry professionals continue to follow this creed and strive to deliver customized solutions to local contractors and consumers in the area.

Our team is dedicated to accommodating our customers’ every need and ensuring the best possible fit and solution. We needed the same “custom fit” for our growing business and Castle was the only buying group that could offer this kind of flexibility. The business model allows us to maintain our independence and continue serving our market with the products that work. We know this will make us more profitable and allow us to grow our business at our own pace.” - Matt St. Onge, Owner

Timber Spirit Supply is a full-service lumber, building material and hardware destination and the local community of contractors, home builders and consumers, have come to rely on the great solutions-based service. The team is looking forward to an improved product assortment and a much more comprehensive buying program. A grand opening celebration as Castle Building Centres is planned for the Spring, once the store has gone through a complete rebranding.

Castle is very pleased to start 2018 with a new member announcement. Timber Spirit is a great example of a successful independent entrepreneur that is taking their future success into their own hands. It’s a fact, every Independent retailer who has joined Castle from a competing banner has become more profitable. It’s that simple. We welcome Timber Spirit to the Castle family.” - Ken Jenkins, Castle President

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