Well known in their community, Matthew Klassen and Krista Funk acquire the RONA La Ronge store in northern Saskatchewan
Boucherville, Québec, February 6, 2024 – RONA inc., one of Canada’s leading home improvement retailers operating or servicing some 425 corporate and affiliated stores under different banners, congratulates Matthew Klassen and Krista Funk as they take over the RONA La Ronge store, located at 12 La Ronge Avenue in the municipality of La Ronge, Saskatchewan.
With this acquisition, the new owners will not only support DIYers and contractors with their residential and commercial projects, but also continue to offer basic hardware products. “The RONA banner allows us to offer a wide selection of materials and services for Pros with the VIPpro program,” explains Matthew, who has worked for over 30 years in the construction industry, first as a carpenter, and then in other professions, notably as an electrician. “We want to offer a best-in-class turnkey service for our customers who own homes, commercial buildings, cottages, or restaurants,” Krista continues.
This 2,700 sq. ft. proximity store serves professionals for building materials, as well as the small community of La Ronge for hardware, paint, and plumbing needs. The assortment offered to Pros will be expanded with new products, such as standard windows and doors, metal products, various insulation types, etc.
The couple also owns Highmark Holdings Ltd and Drifters Motel.
A committed generation
Matthew and Krista are very involved in their community. They are committed to helping young people develop and flourish. They support the Ice Wolves (minor and junior hockey), figure skating, soccer and golf programs, the Churchill Chargers (high school soccer), music festivals, and more.
Matthew’s community involvement goes beyond donations, as he sits on many boards, helping to make his community a better place for everyone. He is President of the Lac La Ronge Cottage Owners’ Association and Vice-President of the Provincial Association, Deputy-Mayor of the Town of La Ronge, Director of the Chamber of Commerce (after 8 years as President), Director of the Northern Administrative Planning Commission, and volunteer for many other committees.
“We are proud to partner with entrepreneurs like Matthew and Krista who care about their companies and their communities. We are delighted to count them among our network of RONA affiliated dealers and to support them with their future growth projects. Welcome to the RONA family!” says Philippe Element, Vice-President, RONA Sales and Dealer Support.
About RONA inc.
RONA inc. is one of Canada’s leading home improvement retailers headquartered in Boucherville, Québec. The RONA inc. network operates or services some 425 corporate and affiliated dealer stores under the Lowe’s, RONA+, RONA, Réno-Dépôt, and Dick’s Lumber banners. With a long and rich history, RONA inc. supports Canadians in their home improvement and construction projects since 1939. To achieve this, the company relies on a team of 22,000 employees, to whom it strives to provide an inclusive workplace where everyone is invited to contribute. RONA inc. has been one of the Montréal region’s Top Employers since 2021 and is recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. To learn more about the company, visit the website www.ronainc.ca.