New Owner and New Management Team for the BFD RONA Building Centre in Kitchener, Ontario

Boucherville, Québec, April 21, 2023 – RONA inc., one of Canada’s leading home improvement retailers operating or servicing some 450 corporate and affiliated stores under different banners, congratulates Paul Sharpe on the acquisition of the BFD RONA Building Centre store located at 5 Forwell Road in Kitchener, Ontario. Sharpe is surrounded by a new management team including Dina Moreira, Peter Kefalas, and Jim Evens. One of the team’s first major mandates is serving the Pro customer base to its full potential. Major renovations have already been completed, including a new Pro desk and a lumber yard redesign.

“I’m proud of my new team and of the new services we’ll be offering to construction, home improvement, and commercial renovation professionals, like the VIPpro program,” said Paul Sharpe. He also owns the RONA Guelph store, located at 55 Dawson Road in Guelph, Ontario in the same region.

Established in 2010, the BFD RONA Building Centre store has 10,000 square feet of retail space. It is known as the leader in decks and fences in its market with the largest showroom in Southwestern Ontario.

“We are extremely proud to continue our collaboration with Paul Sharpe as he acquires a second RONA store. We’re confident that Paul and his new team will serve customers in this region effectively,” adds Philippe Element, Vice-President, RONA Dealer Sales and Support.

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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 450 corporate and affiliated dealer stores under the Lowe’s, 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 26,000 employees, to whom it strives to provide an inclusive workplace where everyone is invited to contribute. RONA inc. is one of the Montréal region Top Employers since 2021. As a result of its ongoing efforts in sustainable development, the company was also awarded the Stratégie de développement durable Mercure award in 2022 and is recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. To learn more about the company, visit the website