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Castle continues to grow in Québec

The newest independent lumber, building materials and hardware dealer making the move to Castle is Lortie et Martin Ltée of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts. Lortie et Martin, is located in the Laurentians approximately 100 kilometres north of Montréal. This Castle member location has been serving the local community for almost 65 years and comes to Castle from a competing national banner.

"The addition of Lortie et Martin Ltée. to the Castle Building Centres Group is a significant step in our continued commitment to grow the Castle brand in Québec. Our success in attracting this large format LBM and Hardware retailer was driven by our existing member base in the region and their passion to grow the footprint of Castle in Québec. The integrity and professionalism of the Lortie et Martin Ltée. business will complement our growing member network across the country. We are fortunate to have earned the opportunity to work with owner Normand Lortie and General Manager Christian Bélair and look forward to a long and successful relationship. This new member location validates our strategic direction and the strength of Castle." Ken Jenkins, President Castle Building Centres Group Ltd.

Lortie et Martin Ltée was founded back in 1950 by René Lortie; Father of the current owner Normand Lortie, who acquired the business from René in 1984 and has been integral in the growth and evolution of the business into the well-respected and successful Lumber, Building materials and Hardware store it is today. The retail storefront is over 35,000 sq. ft. employing 90 staff members happily servicing the Sainte Agathe community of 10,000 residents and the surrounding area. The property includes an 180,000 sq. ft. lumberyard and warehouse with a second LBM warehouse location nearby on a 400,000 sq. ft. lot. Lortie et Martin service the local community with 12 delivery trucks including 4 boom trucks in their fleet.

General Manager Christian Bélair who works alongside Normand is looking forward to this new direction and his leadership and commitment to service excellence has led to Lortie et Martin receiving the award for best local community commitment. Normand and his team are very active in the community and give back through local sport sponsorships and charitable events including an annual golf tournament to raise funds for local student tuitions.

“Lortie et Martin defines the essence of true independence and community support in our industry. They fit very well into the Castle model and are a wonderful addition to the Castle Québec dealer base.” Robert Legault; Business Development Manager; Québec & Northern New Brunswick

Welcome to the Castle Family!


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
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Castle Building Centres Group Ltd. 100 Milverton Drive, Suite 400
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