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The Momentum Continues as Castle Announces Two New Member Locations

Mississauga, ON - Castle Building Centres Group Ltd.

Just off the heels of another successful Annual General Meeting, Castle announces two new member locations in the Maritime provinces of New Brunswick & Nova Scotia.

Graves Barns & Buildings Ltd. was founded in 1974 and has two locations, one located just on the outskirts of Moncton, and the other in greater Halifax.

Graves Barns & Buildings first opened its doors in the 70’s when industrial designer Lorne Graves, along with his wife Mary Ellen embarked on a design-build venture hoping to address the local need for pre-fab shed and barn designs in the area. Their business model and the demand for Graves’ top quality designs has grown extensively over the years along with the family. Their two sons and daughter have all been involved in the company since a young age and together have grown the business into two thriving locations.

Owner Lorne Graves and his family have owned and operated the business for over 40 years and considered that it might be time to look at the benefits of joining a buying group, given their building material and speciality products needs.

“We love our independence and that’s why we loved what Castle had to offer. Hearing such positive words from our trusted vendor partners helped make the decision easier. I knew Castle would be the best fit for us.”
Lorne Graves, Owner

Lorne has spent the better part of his lifetime dedicated to the building industry and is a highly-respected authority in New Brunswick. He has served on many regional organizations including the role of President of the New Brunswick Home Builders Association, and President of the Moncton Home Builders Association. The Graves family is excited to re-brand the locations as Castle and welcome in the next chapter of the business.

“Independents are definitely risk-takers, but not with their independence. When considering the benefits of being part of a buying group, they want the reassurance that their buying group will give them the buying power and support they need, while still allowing them to stay true to their independence. That’s why they choose Castle.”
Ken Jenkins, Castle President

Castle welcomes Graves Barns & Buildings to the family.

About Castle Building Centres Group

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 over 300 Castle member locations and is achieved through unwavering 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