Grand Opening of the new RONA Walnut Grove Urban store

The store underwent important expansion and renovation projects during the past year

Boucherville, Qc, June 27, 2024 – RONA inc., one of Canada’s leading home improvement retailers operating and servicing some 425 corporate and affiliated stores, joins T & T Hardware Group owners, Al Tsuchiya and Michael Trentalance in celebrating the Grand Opening of the new RONA Walnut Grove Urban store. Leaders from the RONA Dealer Support team, partners, and store employees gathered at the store on June 27 to mark the occasion with the traditional board-cutting ceremony.

Over the past year, the owners have added 2,200 sq. ft. to their hardware store, located in the Walnut Grove Community Centre. This new space, offering a total sales area of 5,500 sq. ft., allows them to display a wide variety of bathroom and kitchen products, including appliances, fashion plumbing, lighting, kitchen cabinets, and flooring. With the expansion, they have also increased their selection of building materials and plumbing products. In all, between 500 and 650 new SKUs have been added, including eco-friendly products, to better serve the local population. The RONA Walnut Grove Urban store also offers a battery and bulb recovery service to help customers dispose of these products properly.

“We listened to our customers and innovated to provide them with a shopping experience that meets their needs, especially in Vancouver’s highly competitive market where it’s important to stand out,” says Al Tsuchiya, co-owner of the store he acquired in 2019 with his partner, Michael Trentalance. “We know firsthand the strength of the RONA brand and its efficient distribution network. RONA has a diverse retail offering, so it’s the perfect banner to bring our vision to life,” adds Michael.

‘‘Al and Michael are well known in their community as well as at RONA’s head office, where they did an outstanding job as employees. Now, they are building on their ambition and putting their extraordinary business acumen to work by fulfilling their dream of operating their very own store. We are delighted to count them among our RONA affiliated dealers and to support them with their future growth projects,” says Alain Ménard, Senior Vice-President, RONA Affiliated Dealers at RONA inc.

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About RONA inc.

RONA inc. is one of Canada’s leading home improvement retailers and is headquartered in Boucherville, Québec. The RONA inc. network operates or services some 425 corporate and affiliated dealer stores under the RONA+, RONA, Réno-Dépôt, and Dick’s Lumber banners. With a long and rich history, RONA inc. has supported Canadians in their home improvement and construction projects since 1939. To achieve this, the company relies on a team of 21,000 employees, to whom it strives to provide an inclusive workplace where everyone is invited to contribute. RONA inc. is one of the Montréal region’s Top Employers since 2021. As a result of its ongoing efforts in sustainable development, the company is recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. To learn more about the company, visit the website