RONA welcomes a new dealer store in La Crête, Alberta
Contractor-oriented Built Rite Building Products joins the RONA family
Boucherville, QC. January 17, 2019 – RONA, a banner of Lowe’s Canada, is proud to welcome Built Rite Building Products to its affiliated dealer network. Founded in 2012 by Andrew Zacharias and Andrew Neustaeter, this contractor-oriented store is located at 10507-95 Street in La Crête, AB. Over the next few months, the 4,000-sq.-ft. store will undergo major renovations to triple its total sales area and provide local customers with an enhanced product and service offering.
“While we already have a strong contractor expertise, we wanted to expand our product and service selection, so we could reach out to homeowners and DIYers and provide them with more choices,” explained Mr. Zacharias. “RONA was the obvious choice when looking for a partner to help us achieve our goals. Their strong online presence, wide product assortment, and great purchasing power will be instrumental in delivering on our growth strategy. And with their dedicated team of experts, who offer support at every step of our project, we know we have found the right partner to help us grow our business.”
The newly renovated RONA Built Rite Building Products store will feature a 13,000 sq. ft. sales area, broader selections in existing product categories such as power tools and building materials, as well as entirely new categories, including seasonal products and appliances. Online shopping should also be made available later this year.
“We are thrilled to welcome Built Rite Building Products to the RONA family,” said Philippe Element, Vice-President, RONA & Ace, Sales and Dealer Support. “It’s always exciting to collaborate with passionate entrepreneurs such as Mr. Zacharias and his associate, who have a clear vision of where they want to take their business. I look forward to seeing their business develop as we work together to bring more options and value to their customers.”
The renovation of the RONA Built Rite Building Products store is expected to be completed in spring 2019. The store will remain open during the work and customers can expect to find the same level of service they are accustomed to. The newly renovated-store will create 5 new jobs, for a total of 20 employees.
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 400 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 CanadaLowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 18 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2017 sales of $68.6 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,240 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 310,000 people. Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Lowe’s Canadian business, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, RONA inc., operates or services more than 600 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats under different banners. These include Lowe’s, RONA, Réno-Dépôt, Ace, Dick’s Lumber and Contractor First. In Canada, the companies have more than 28,000 employees, in addition to approximately 5,000 employees in the stores of independent affiliate dealers operating under the RONA and Ace banners. For more information, visit lowescanada.ca.