YOU ARE THE BRAND

About Castle

Castle is a member-owned and member-directed, not-for-profit buying group. 100% of profits and rebates are returned to members each year. Members are shareholders and receive annual audited financial statements. At Castle, our focus is on the success of the independent retailer. We understand that “you are the brand” and each and every member is treated equally, regardless of size or location.

Since our beginning in 1963, Castle's mission has been:Strengthen the independent by maximizing each shareholder's profitability and growth.

OUR STORY

Castle’s Timeline

It all began in 1963 with a small group of independent lumber dealers who wanted to buy better. For well over 5 decades, Castle Building Centres Group has evolved and grown in membership and geographical location to over 300 Castle dealers across Canada. Our growth is the result of an on-going commitment to focusing on the success of our members and continue to experience member growth both organically and with new member locations.

2019

Castle Launches Mobile APP, Excalibur Business Management Solution and partners with Flexiti.

2018

Castle celebrates 55 Years of Success and Growth! To commemorate Castle donates $5500.00 to SickKids Charity and Battle of the Tough Trucks in-store contest officially opens. Prize valued at $40,000.00.

2017

Contractoradvantage.ca website launches.

2013

Castle celebrates 50th Anniversary in 2013 - the first in the industry to celebrate this milestone. There were special events held all year long across Canada, culminating in a $50,000 cash prize for one winner.

2010

Castle partners with Orgill, the world's largest independent hardware distributor, to provide Castle locations with the most comprehensive selection of hardware products.

2007

Castle welcomes new President. Ken Jenkins begins his tenure.

2002

Corporate and Retail Logos re-branded.

2000

Castle forms commercial division Commercial Builders Supplies Inc. (CBS) a subsidiary of Castle.

1996

Castle.ca website for members and consumers.

1995

Castle releases the first issue of Contractor Advantage.

1993

Castle celebrates 30th Anniversary.

1982

Bold Lumber Limited officially changes its name to Castle Building Centres Group Ltd. Castle Building Centre logo becomes the public face of Bold.

1980

Castle opens 1st drive-through lumberyard.

1970

Business model now known as Castle expands from East to West.

1966

First major contest promotion to customers. "Win a 1966 Mustang convertible."

1963

BOLD Lumber Ltd is formed by 14 Independent lumber dealers. Larry Marshall is appointed President and General Manager.