Beaver Lumber is a Canadian company owned by Molson Limited. It was the fourth largest construction supply company in Canada with 13 stores located in all regions of the country. In 2000 it was bought by Canadian home hardware, an American cooperative of over 1000 home improvement retail stores. Beaver Lumber outlets were then rebranded as Home Hardware. In addition to beavers lumber products, the company also manufactures siding and millwork products.
When purchasing from a home hardware store in Canada one may get some discount or free shipping. The price of lumber varies according to the quantity that is purchased. Some discounts offered by some home hardware outlets include, Canadian built (if you build it yourself), free delivery to Canada, and the ability to buy in bulk for some extra savings.
Many home hardware stores have franchisees across the country and abroad. There are many reasons why a homeowner would want to invest in a dealership that has a franchise. For example, if you choose a specific type of flooring, such as hardwood, laminate, or engineered wood flooring, you will only have to purchase that specific brand of wood and have it installed by a dealer-owned and operated showroom. In addition to buying an already manufactured floor, you do not have to buy the labor to install it, or worry about if the nails are sharp or not, and if they match. A dealer-owned outlet will use high quality products and install them correctly.
Some other reasons to buy from a dealer-owned outlet include: purchasing in bulk at wholesale prices, free shipping, and discounts on lumber. Some home hardware stores offer a large variety of products, such as plumbing, copper piping, drywall, and painting. Some of these retailers are members of the National Home Improvement Association (NFIA), which provides consumer protection laws. However, before purchasing anything at a home hardware store that is owned and operated by a dealer, you should check out their history and complaints against them through the Better Business Bureau.
Another home hardware store chain with an outlet in Canada is Sittler, which is located in Kitchener. Like many other large home improvement stores, Sittler offers a large selection of products from which to choose. Because the company is national, they can provide a larger variety of products from which to choose and sell those that are of good quality and meet customer expectations. The company was created in 1974 by Frank Sittler, who was also a carpenter and contractor.
With over 40 years experience in the home improvement industry, Sittler carries a full assortment of lighting, cabinetry, sinks, faucets, countertops, cabinets, and hardware. While many large retailers only carry a few brands, Sittler carries all of the top brands in plumbing, sinks, and cabinetry. If you are looking for a new stove or refrigerator, you are more likely to find it in this store than any other retail sales location. Sittler prides itself on providing “electrically and heat-proof” appliances. In addition to their large selection of products, Sittler offers financing on some of their products.
A home hardware store is not all about function and quality, however. There are some specialty stores, such as Bill Hassler, who sells items that are geared toward home decor. If you are a person who likes to collect old furniture, or if you enjoy collecting antique pieces, buying these furniture pieces from a hardware store is an excellent way to make your home look very attractive. With all of the options for buying new and used furniture available today, the options for finding unique furniture pieces are virtually limitless. In addition to furniture, there are also pool tables, barbeques, outdoor decor items, and various home improvement products that you can purchase through any type of home hardware store.
With so much competition among home hardware stores, it is hard to imagine there could be a place where you could get the best prices without going over your budget. The truth is that there are some very savvy dealers who can help you get the products you want at prices you can afford. By knowing where to look and what to look for, you will be able to shop for your hardware needs with confidence. Whether you are purchasing new or used goods, be sure to do some comparison shopping before making your final decision.