Local entrepreneurial family set to open a new RONA store in Weyburn, Saskatchewan
Boucherville, QC – June 25, 2020 – Lowe’s Canada, one of Canada’s leading home improvement retailers, is proud to welcome Jeff Chessall and his family into its RONA affiliate dealer network. Early this fall, the local entrepreneur and his family, who own New Age Home Furnishing & Electronics and New Age Storage in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, will open a new RONA building centre in the same community. Located at 300 Railway Avenue, the building, which will welcome the store, will undergo major remodeling and design work to reflect today’s home improvement trends and make way for the offering of 7,500 products.
“In Weyburn, we pride ourselves on having great local businesses to meet the needs of the community. However, people have often looked outside the city to get some products for their home improvement projects. When our building next door to our appliances and electronics store became available, we saw an opportunity to expand our offering and better serve our customers by partnering with RONA,” said Mr. Chessall. “This new venture will give Weyburn residents more options and will create a destination centre for our surrounding communities to shop. With our locally owned and operated RONA store and e-commerce capabilities, all the major brands, decor items, and finishing products will be available right here in the city.”
To cater to the needs of DIY customers and contractors, the store will feature more than 10,000 sq. ft. of retail area, a lumber yard, and a garden centre. It will offer a wide selection of appliances, flooring, lighting, and seasonal products, as well as paint, fashion plumbing, and building materials. To give their customers access to even more options, RONA Weyburn will also offer online shopping. Residents from the area will be able to browse through thousands of products on rona.ca, order online at their convenience, and pick up their orders in store or have them delivered to their door.
“Jeff and his family are passionate and dedicated entrepreneurs who are truly invested in their community. We are happy to welcome them into our RONA family,” said Philippe Element, Vice-President, Sales and Affiliated Dealer Support at Lowe’s Canada. “We look forward to working with Jeff and his team to develop their new business as they bring their decades of retail experience into the home improvement industry to better meet the needs of the Weyburn community.”
The remodeling work for RONA Weyburn is expected to be completed in the fall. The new store will allow for the creation of about 18 jobs. Individuals who wish to apply for open positions can send their resume to [email protected].
Created in 1939, RONA is a banner of Lowe’s Canada, one of Canada’s leading home improvement companies headquartered in Boucherville, Quebec. Spanning the entire country, its vast network of more than 370 stores includes both corporate stores and independent affiliated dealer stores. Known for its large in-store and online product selection as well as for its installation services, RONA also provides expert support and advice to its retail and pro customers for their building and renovation projects. For more information, visit rona.ca or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
About Lowe’s Canada
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving approximately 18 million customers a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2019 sales of $72.1 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ approximately 300,000 associates. Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Lowe’s Canadian business, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, RONA inc., operates or services more than 470 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats under different banners. These include Lowe’s, RONA, Réno-Dépôt and Dick’s Lumber. In Canada, the companies have more than 26,000 associates, in addition to approximately 5,000 employees in the stores of independent affiliate dealers operating under the RONA banner. For more information, visit lowescanada.ca.