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Castle Member Grows Locally

Castle Building Centres Group Ltd. announced today a new member location in Ontario. Cottage Country Building Supplies is the newest Castle Building Centres location in the town of Carnarvon; approximately 20 minutes outside of Haliburton. The new location was an acquisition by the Emmerson Family, who have been operating Emmerson Lumber since 1957.

“It gives me great pride to see our members experience growth and expansion through dedication, commitment and strong work ethic. We congratulate the Emmerson family; another fine example of how Castle’s business model of freedom, profitability, and unparalleled buying power is paving the way to continued growth and prosperity for our membership.” Ken Jenkins, President

Emmerson Lumber is well-known in Haliburton County for servicing local contractors, DIYer’s and cottage country folk with all their Lumber, Building Materials and Hardware needs. In addition; Emmerson Lumber also offers a wide selection of docks and equipment as well as a full service cottage and kitchen design team.

Cottage Country Building Supplies will be managed by Ryan Emmerson who has worked alongside his Dad Kim in the family business for the past 10 years. Ryan, who recently became a Father himself is excited about this new phase in his life.

“I feel very honoured to have been given the opportunity to expand Emmerson Lumber's growth. This really is a unique opportunity, in a key location allowing us to bring our knowledge and expertise to an under serviced market.” Ryan Emmerson, General Manager

The family will now operate the new 3.5 acre location on Mirror Lake approximately 20 minutes away and will service the communities of Vankoughnet, Dorset and Minden. Cottage Country Building Supplies will offer the same comprehensive brand name home improvement product assortment as well as a team of knowledgeable and dedicated staff. Both locations will be virtually connected to enable shared inventory and account access between both locations.

“It’s been a long road but I feel extremely proud today and happy to keep the business under local ownership.” Kim Emmerson, Owner

An official grand opening celebration is being planned for late spring. Congratulations.


Castle Building Centres Group Ltd. is a Canadian member-owned, Lumber, Building Materials and Hardware buying group committed to the success of the independent. Our commitment is to drive this success to our over 290 member locations though Transparency, Freedom and Profitability. Our business model focuses on accountability to our membership, member freedom of choice, and a commitment to their success, growth and profitability through strategic partnerships with key vendor partners and a winning hardware distribution solution.

Jennifer Mercieca Director of Communications
T 905.564.3307 x 220
Castle Building Centres Group Ltd. 100 Milverton Drive, Suite 400
Mississauga, ON L5R 4H1