Castle News Releases


(Archived News Releases: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Castle announces new member in Northern Ontario

News Release November 13, 2019

Mississauga, ON - Castle Building Centres Group Ltd.

Castle announced today that a new retail location will be opening in Moosonee, Ontario.

The Mushkegowuk Development Corporation (MDC), owned by multiple First Nations members of the Mushkegowuk Council in Northern Ontario are the proud new owners of MDC Supply GP operating as Great North Builders. This new Castle location, which was once part of the community for over 35 years, is coming back with enhanced vigor under new management and with an expanded product assortment to meet the increased consumer demand for certain products.

Although the business was a long-standing fixture in the community, MDC is looking to build on the legacy that founder Jack Hood left behind when he retired and closed the business approximately one year ago.

Albalina Metatawabin is very optimistic about the new direction and closing the product gaps in their community. “When we purchased the business, we knew we wanted to grow our brand and take it to new levels. We had the choice to go in any direction but chose Castle not only for the 35-year history in Moosonee, but because of the outstanding experience and recommendations from the previous owner. We look forward to being part of the Castle group and a strong partner to the communities within the region.” Albalina Metatawabin, General Manager, MDC.

The store is currently undergoing an expansive renovation and will begin to offer products and services to local customers once the reno is completed in late November. A public grand opening celebration is planned for February of the new year.

“The unique experience of being part of a buying group where You Are The Brand is echoed throughout Castle’s membership. We are pleased to see the legacy of Great North Builders live on and welcome MDC to the Castle family.” Ken Jenkins, President

Castle Continues to Grow in Newfoundland

News Release September 10, 2019

Mississauga, ON - Castle Building Centres Group Ltd.

Castle’s national footprint continues to grow as they announced a new member location today. NRO is the newest dealer location to open its doors to the community as the new Castle Building Centres. The store is located in Roddickton, a picturesque community on the northern peninsula of Newfoundland.

The community is well known for its fishing and logging industry and is also the shopping hub of this area. Randy and Phyllis Randell are local entrepreneurs operating two businesses already and have been serving the community for many years. Their newest venture will have a complete line of paint, hardware, plumbing, electrical, tools and seasonal products in the store.

The Castle tradition seems to run in the family: Randy and Phyllis are not the first in their family to own a Castle location in the area. “We grew up watching family members proudly serve the community as a Castle Building Centre. When the opportunity for us to open a hardware and building centre presented itself, we knew it had to be Castle.” Randy and Phyllis Randell, Owners

The long-term plan is to continue to grow the business into a full-service building supply store over the next five years including a large lumber yard and storage facility. NRO will hold a special grand opening celebration in the Fall.

“Families like the Randell’s have a connection to their customers and help keep small communities thriving. We are pleased to have the tradition continue with this next generation and new Castle location.” Ken Jenkins, President

Castle would like to welcome NRO to the family.

Castle growth continues in Ontario

News Release August 15, 2019

Mississauga, ON - Castle Building Centres Group Ltd.

Castle continues to grow their footprint across Canada with the announcement of the latest member location in Ontario. Located in North Western Ontario, Ear Falls is home to Castle’s newest member, Northwest Building Supplies.

The new Castle Building Centres location in Ontario, is a full-service lumber, building materials and hardware store. Ricky & Krista Vincent have seen strong growth since starting the business and work hard to service the needs of the residents of Ear Falls.

After many years with a competing banner, they knew that becoming part of a member-focused banner would help elevate their brand to the next level. “When we explored our options, it was clear that Castle was the best fit for our business, family and lifestyle. Having more buying power through Castle will help us become more profitable, and better service our local customers, and the many fishing and hunting camps that occupy the area.” Ricky Vincent, Partner

The family is very much connected to their community and proud sponsors of many local events. They are looking forward to a grand re-opening as Castle later this summer.

“Ricky and Krista are a great example of successful independents who are focused on keeping their business moving in the right direction. Castle continues to attract members from competing banners because there are no surprises, and our business model is focused on helping our members grow their brand.” Ken Jenkins, President

Castle welcomes Northwest Building Supplies to the family.

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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