The RONA Outaouais store officially opens in Buckingham
The grand opening ceremony took place on the evening of June 16
Boucherville, QC – June 17, 2022 – Lowe’s Canada, one of Canada’s leading home improvement retailers operating or servicing some 450 corporate and affiliated stores under different banners, joins Chantal Veilleux and Claude Bélec, owners of RONA Outaouais, to celebrate the grand opening of their Buckingham store, located at 700 Dollard St., in Buckingham. To mark the occasion, dignitaries, managers from the RONA Dealer Support team, partners, and employees were in attendance on the evening of June 16 for the traditional board-cutting ceremony.
“Through this event, we join our partners, community members, and valued employees in celebrating the completion of our important expansion project. By acquiring this store, we not only maintain the proximity service in Buckingham and keep the seasoned team in place, but we also improve our offering for the benefit of the customers by giving them access to all the services and products they need to complete their residential and commercial home improvement and construction projects,” said Mr. Bélec.
The 18,000-sq.-ft. store has been completely renovated, which represents a major investment in the region and leads to the creation and maintenance of about 50 jobs. Customers have now access to an expanded offering with RONA’s leading brands, such as SICO, Craftsman, John Deere, Weber, and Napoleon. They will also benefit from new seasonal product mixes, appliances, and décor items, in addition to having access to online shopping at rona.ca. Moreover, professional customers can get exclusive offers and other advantages by joining the VIPpro program.
“We are particularly proud to celebrate this major milestone with Chantal, Claude, and their teams. It’s been a privilege to help them achieve their growth projects since their beginnings as entrepreneurs and RONA affiliated dealers, and we will continue to put our expertise at their service, as well as support their vision and desire to offer first-class customer service,” added Philippe Element, Vice-President, RONA Dealer Sales and Support at Lowe’s Canada.
Grand opening celebrations
In addition to the board-cutting ceremony, the store team will be holding various activities over the next few days to celebrate the store’s grand opening with customers and the community. Through Sunday, the first 100 customers per day will have access to freebies and discounts. In addition, the store has partnered with Maison de la famille Vallée-de-la-Lièvre and will be holding a fundraising BBQ at noon on Saturday, June 18, to support the organization’s mission. Customers will also be invited to make a donation at checkout through mid-July to help the support local children and families in need.
RONA Outaouais is recruiting
Several full-time and part-time jobs are available in the three RONA Outaouais stores in Buckingham, Val-des-Monts, and Papineauville. Those interested in applying can send their résumé to [email protected].
About RONA Outaouais
Founded in 2012, RONA Outaouais began with the Val-des-Monts Building Centre. After relocating the store in 2019 to better meet local customer needs, the team helmed by Chantal Veilleux and Claude Bélec transferred its business model to two additional stores in Papineauville and Buckingham in 2022, launching at the same time their slogan “RONA Outaouais, your favourite dealer!”. With now more than 100 employees and over 17,500 products in inventory, the growing company with strong roots in Outaouais provides retail customers and contractors in the area with a complete offering to meet all their home improvement, residential, and commercial construction needs.
About Lowe’s Canada
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving approximately 19 million customer transactions a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2021 sales of over $96 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service nearly 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 300,000 associates. Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Lowe’s Canadian business, together with its wholly owned subsidiary RONA inc., operates or services some 450 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats under different banners, which include Lowe’s, RONA, Reno-Depot, and Dick’s Lumber. In Canada, they 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.