Two New RONA Stores in Southwest Ontario
Lumber and building material products will now be offered to meet the needs of construction, commercial, and home improvement professionals.
Boucherville, QC, February 23, 2023 – RONA inc., one of Canada’s leading home improvement retailers operating or servicing some 450 corporate and affiliated stores under different banners, is pleased to welcome Blake and Bret Drew, father and son, owners of two hardware stores in Southwest Ontario, to its network of RONA affiliated dealers. The two stores located in Comber and Tilbury, two nearby communities, will be renovated and will now offer lumber and building material products. To accomplish this, the RONA Tilbury store will put together a new outdoor lumber yard that will also serve the RONA Comber store.
‘‘We are pleased to make this transition to a full-service home improvement centre with the RONA team. This enhancement to our offering is designed to meet the growing needs of construction, commercial, and home improvement professionals, as well as small-business owners in our communities,’’ says co-owner Bret Drew.
Built in 1988, the store will undergo major renovations to its 11,125-square-foot retail space and add a 45,000-square-foot lumber yard. The store will continue to offer products in the paint, plumbing, seasonal, and outdoor categories, and will enhance its offerings with lumber and building materials. In addition, they will offer a range of appliances and an installation service for plumbing products. Three new jobs will be added to the current 12 jobs.
This 3,170-square-foot store has been serving the small community of Comber for hardware, paint, plumbing, seasonal, and outdoor products needs since 1988. Now, thanks to the delivery channel from the Tilbury store, located only a few miles away, the store will be able to assist customers with their home improvement and construction projects. The store will maintain the current 7 jobs.
‘‘I am pleased that Bret and Blake have chosen RONA to continue their growth plan. With our consulting services and complete offering, our network is the best option to support their vision and their desire to offer outstanding customer service,’’ added Philippe Element, Vice-President, RONA Dealer Sales and Support.
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. has supported 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’s Top Employers since 2021. As a result of its ongoing efforts in sustainable development, the company was awarded the Stratégie de développement durable Mercure in 2022 and is recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. To learn more about the company, visit the website www.ronainc.ca.