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Castle Builds on Growth in the Prairies

News Release August 27, 2018

Mississauga, ON - Castle Building Centres Group Ltd.

Castle maintains its steady growth across Canada, this time in the Prairies with the announcement of Imperia Wholesale and Retail Inc. This new member in Morden, Manitoba, is in the Pembina Valley region.

With their entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic, owners Volodymyr Shkyne and Viktor Shulz are focused on growing the community for the better and building a legacy for generations to come. The new Castle location and lumberyard will be offering an extensive selection of key building material products and hardware.

Volodymyr and Viktor are involved in many community projects around the city and continue to forge successful relationships and work with local businesses and trades. Being able to support the increasing building needs of the city is one of these aspects. After looking at other industry banners, they were impressed by Castle’s range of retail business solutions.

“Joining Castle gives us the ability to complete our product offering to our clientele. Thanks to Castle, we now have all the tools at our fingertips to grow and shape this business to our vision.” - Volodymyr Shkyne and Viktor Shulz, Partners

“Imperia Wholesale and Retail Inc. is a great example of successful independents who are engrained in their community, with the goal of making a positive impact. At Castle, we understand that our members are the Brand in these communities and we are 100% committed to our helping our members grow that brand.” - Ken Jenkins, President

Castle is pleased to welcome Imperia Wholesale and Retail Inc. to the family.

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Castle Footprint Grows in Atlantic Canada

News Release August 27, 2018

Mississauga, ON - Castle Building Centres Group Ltd.

Castle’s expansion across the country continues with the announcement of their newest member location in the Maritimes. Cabot Building Supply in Dingwall, Nova Scotia, will service the building materials needs of the surrounding communities.

The family-run business was founded in 1979 by Murdock MacLeod before son Kirk and daughter Kimber joined a few years later. After four decades of community connection, and earning a trusted reputation in the marketplace, the family felt it was time to join a buying group.

After exploring all their buying group options, Kirk felt joining Castle was the best fit for their business.“Castle has the best program for our store. Being part of the Castle group allows us to grow our brand while maintaining our independence and community presence.” - Kirk Murdock, Owner

The new Castle store and lumberyard will offer an extensive selection of key building material products including siding, insulation, gypsum and roofing, as well as home improvement and hardware. They will continue to serve the community and surrounding area while offering a more expansive product assortment and competitive pricing. The team plans to expand the footprint of the store in late Spring 2019.

“Our members are the Brand in their communities. Their brands have unique and intangible value driven by years of exceptional service and expertise. At Castle, we are 100% committed to helping our members grow their brands and their business.”
- Castle President, Ken Jenkins

Castle is pleased to welcome Cabot Building Supply to the family.

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New Castle Building Centres location opens in Toronto

News Release August 23, 2018

Mississauga, ON - Castle Building Centres Group Ltd.

Castle announced today that a new member has joined the group in Ontario. The addition of Eastway Construction and Supplies Ltd. in Scarborough, Ontario will service the building material needs of Greater Toronto and the surrounding area. The retail store will offer a full line of building material products and hardware.

Owner Raymond Wan brings over 30 years of industry experience and knowledge to the location and is familiar with the benefits of Castle’s approach. He previously owned and operated a former Castle location for many years before deciding to sell his business.

According to Raymond, “when we decided to open another building supply business, coming back to Castle was the only option we would consider.”

Castle President Ken Jenkins is happy see a new Castle location in Toronto, “Successful independent entrepreneurs who get to know Castle soon discover that Castle’s winning business model is the future of the Independent LBM retailer.”

Castle is pleased to welcome Eastway Construction and Supplies Ltd. to the family!

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Castle continues to add locations to Canadian Map

News Release July 4, 2018

Mississauga, ON - Castle Building Centres Group Ltd.

Castle’s presence continues to expand across all provinces with the announcement of its newest member location in The Prairies. The addition of Bucksaw Timber in Carman, Manitoba, will service the building material needs of the agricultural town and the surrounding community. In addition to a full line of lumber, building materials and hardware, the converted store will also offer a variety of household and pet products.

Owners Anthony and Glynis Lemky bring over 18 years of industry experience to the group. After starting their business in 2000, they experienced many years of continuous growth, which included a move to the Haywood area for several years before coming to Carman in 2010. Since then, they have been cultivating their brand and now service countless local contractors and provide products and services for several large community project.

Joining Castle from a competitor’s banner, Anthony and Glynis had this to say, “Castle gives us the best solution for our business needs, today and for our future.”

As for some of the reasons why they made the switch, “Castle provides all their members with an equal platform for success. Castle puts all their resources into its membership and doesn't leave you wondering if you're getting maximum return from your group.”

Anthony and Glynis are looking forward to a busy summer season with their team of experienced personnel. They are excited to take their business to the next level with greater buying power and offering their customers an expanded product assortment in many categories.

Castle President, Ken Jenkins, agrees, “Bucksaw Timber is yet another great example of successful independent entrepreneurs who get to know Castle and discover what so many other Independents have already: Castle’s winning business model is the future of the Independent LBM retailer.”

Castle is pleased to welcome Bucksaw Timber to the family.

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Castle Grows in Eastern Ontario

News Release May 9, 2018

Mississauga, ON - Castle Building Centres Group Ltd.

Castle continues to expand its presence in Ontario with the announcement of their latest member location, North Dundas Building Supplies. The new Castle store is located midway between Ottawa and Morrisburg, and will service the lumber and building material needs of the surrounding communities, including Chesterville and Winchester.

As a new Castle Building Centres location, North Dundas Building Supplies will offer a full line of lumber and building material products. New owners David Nyentap and Stacy Duguay from Russell, Ontario, recently purchased this former lumberyard location and are looking forward to returning it to its original retail roots and adding a new storefront design.

David and Stacy agreed that to focus on their retail business, joining Castle was the best fit for their brand. “North Dundas Building Supplies is excited to be a partner with Castle. Having operated an independent lumberyard, we wanted to be able to widen our market, and being a part of the Castle group allows us to buy more competitively.” - Stacy Duguay Co-Owner

Stacey will oversee management of the retail location and the store is planning on an official Castle Grand Opening in early Summer.

As a new Castle member, North Dundas Building Supplies, can now concentrate on growing their brand and their reach, while having the support of a Buying Group that is solely focused on their success.” - Ken Jenkins, President

Castle is pleased to welcome North Dundas Building Supplies to the family.

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Castle growth continues out West

News Release April 18, 2018

Mississauga, ON - Castle Building Centres Group Ltd.

Castle continues to grow in Western Canada with the announcement of Bamfield Builders Supply Ltd., as their newest member in British Columbia. Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, owners Bob Baden and Kelly Bartlett have been serving the local area for over 20 years.

Bamfield Builders Supply was founded in 1997 and the business is built on servicing the unique needs of the Bamfield community and neighboring First Nations village of Anacla. The new Castle location offers an extensive selection of building material products and hardware, while also catering to the local community and climate by providing a selection of sporting goods and outdoor gear.

As independent business owners, Bob and Kelly looked at other industry banners but felt joining Castle was the best choice for their business and brand.

“Bamfield Builders is excited to be a part of the Castle group. This offers us the ability to expand our product lines and support our growth at a much more rapid pace.” - Bob Baden, Co-Owner and General Manager

The store will undergo a rebranding to Castle Building Centres and they are planning a Grand Re-Opening to the community in late Spring.

“Independents understand that building trust, exceeding expectations, and elevating experience is what drives success in this industry and Bamfield Builder’s Supply is a great example.” - Ken Jenkins, President

Castle welcomes Bamfield Builder’s Supply to the group.

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Castle Extends Reach in Ontario with New Location in North Bay

News Release April 17, 2018

Mississauga, ON - Castle Building Centres Group Ltd.

Castle continues to grow with the announcement of New North Exteriors as their latest member in Northeastern Ontario. Located in the heart of North Bay, the location will service the building material needs of the community and surrounding area.

The new Castle Building Centres location will offer a full line of building material products, while specializing in the supply and install of exterior products. Owners David Bruneau and Sophie Belanger have over 30 years of experience and purchased the business location just over a year ago. They realized that to grow their business to the next level, they needed to consider joining a buying group.

After looking at all their options, they felt joining Castle was the best fit for their brand. “New North Exteriors is excited to be a part of the Castle group. This allows us to expand our product offering and support our growth.” - David Bruneau, Co-Owner

“Becoming a Castle member means New North Exteriors can continue to focus on growing their brand while having the support of a Buying Group that has their success at the top of the agenda.” - Ken Jenkins, President

Castle is pleased to welcome New North Exteriors to the family.

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Castle Returns to San Diego for an Unforgettable 55th Annual General Meeting

News Release April 13, 2018

Mississauga, ON - Castle Building Centres Group Ltd.

Castle Building Centres Group returned to the historic Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California to celebrate their 55th Annual General Meeting. The iconic Hotel del has seen the likes of 12 American Presidents, countless Hollywood stars and the rich and famous from all over the globe. The highly anticipated event drew close to 450 Castle shareholders, vendor partners and their families to the west coast, making it the largest buying group conference of the year, once again.

Throughout the week, Castle guests experienced an action-packed week of exclusive events on and off-site, plenty of time to relax and enjoy the beautiful Hotel del Coronado beachfront and the opportunity to participate in educational presentations, delivered by some of Canada’s brightest minds.

The 2018 Castle AGM kicked off Wednesday evening with the Welcome to San Diego Opening Night Party on the exclusive beachfront Windsor lawn, with the sun setting over the Pacific and a variety of food stations, wine tastings and activities for the whole family.

The events continued Thursday commencing with a morning of Castle360 business sessions and presentations from James Jones, Vice President of National Marketing, and Castle President Ken Jenkins. Guests joined Castle that evening at San Diego’s SeaWorld for an exclusive park experience that included private dining, exhilarating rides a special Orca Encounter.

On Friday Fun Day, Castle guests had a selection of amazing activities to choose from including an unforgettable day of golf at the exclusive Del Mar Country Club, a Coastal Tour, San Diego Zoo excursion or a private San Diego Foodie Tour.

Saturday morning, Castle welcomed Peter Mansbridge, Canada’s most respected and recognized journalist and public figure. Peter delivered a proudly Canadian and powerful keynote highlighting some of his most memorable journey’s around the world followed by a souvenir photo opportunity.

The 55th Castle AGM came to a close with a Garden Cocktail Party, followed by a Gala Evening with gourmet dinner and awards presentation. Castle brought the 2018 AGM to exciting finale with the high energy 14-piece ensemble, the Lucky Devils. Guests, young and old, took to the dance floor to dance the night away and say goodbye to friends old and new for another year.

Castle continues to deliver a first class, industry leading Annual General Meeting event, with the largest attendance of shareholders and vendor partners giving it stellar reviews.

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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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