Castle News Releases


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Castle Sees Continued Growth in Western Canada.

News Release March 29, 2019

Mississauga, ON - Castle Building Centres Group Ltd.

Castle is pleased to announce a new member location in Manitoba. The Lumber Hub is the newest independent LBM retailer to join the Castle group. The Lumber Hub is located in Winnipeg, and home to a brand-new retail building and expansive lumberyard.

Principal Ryan Van Damme is an entrepreneur with extensive industry experience and feels that his strong belief in community support has been a driving factor in his success. To make this new opportunity a reality, Ryan explored many buying group options but felt that Castle was most in line with his business goals and core values.

“After reviewing buying group options, we decided the Castle Group’s platform was a right fit for our business. The Castle business model affords us the best opportunity to increase profitability while supporting our business growth goals.” Ryan Van Damme, Owner

Ryan and his team of professionals are looking forward to being part of a strong buying group and serving the local area’s lumber, building material and hardware needs. GM Gerald David has over 20 years of experience in retail building materials management and is excited about the opportunity to run the new operation.

“Passionate people who are connected to their customers and their community are destined for success. Castle is very pleased to have The Lumber Hub join our group and we welcome Ryan and his team to the Castle family” Ken Jenkins, President

Castle announces new member location in Ontario.

News Release February 1, 2019

Mississauga, ON - Castle Building Centres Group Ltd.

Castle Building Centres Group Ltd. announced today their first new member location of 2019. Maple Country Home & Farm is the newest independent building materials retailer to join the Castle group. Located in Inverary, Ontario in Frontenac County, Maple Country Home has been serving the local area since 2016 and is known as the community’s go-to home improvement and building material supplier.

As an independent building supply retailer, owners Kevin and Suzanne Bovey often had challenges sourcing special products and needed access to a larger network of suppliers, and more competitive pricing. When deciding on a buying group, they wanted to maintain their independence and the well-respected brand of service and expertise they had created over the years.

Their decision to join Castle came down to the strong relationships Castle has with their Vendor network, and the freedom to run their business. They were especially impressed by the support they received throughout the transition from their new Business Development Manager.

“When comparing buying groups, we found that Castle offered the widest range of products and had the strongest relationships with many great suppliers. Having access to almost anything that the consumer is looking for will help us to provide better service to our customers.” Kevin Bovey, Owner

The store is in the midst of rebranding to Castle and Kevin and Suzanne are planning a Grand Opening celebration this coming May with a community barbeque.

“Castle is proud of the long-standing relationships we have cultivated with our vendor partners and recognize their contributions to our Members’ success. We welcome Maple Country Home and Farm to the Castle family.” Ken Jenkins, Castle President.

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