KBC with their temporary BMR Group branding

Kemptville Building Centre (KBC) has now been officially re-branded under the BMR Group umbrella.

KBC has been a part of the Kemptville business community for over 45 years. Since 1975, they have been both independent and held partnerships with Home Hardware, and most recently RONA. KBC employs between 55-75 people depending on the season, more than half of whom have been dedicated to serving their customers for more than 10 years.

President, Eric Norenberg, says BMR first approached KBC a year ago, suggesting that they join their family of stores in Ontario. Based in Quebec, BMR is currently trying to expand their influence into Eastern Ontario with the hope of establishing even more dealers between Montreal and Ottawa in the next year.

Eric says KBC has been working with BMR throughout the pandemic to gain access to stock and better pricing. With the shortage of lumber due to the pandemic, KBC was able to gain access to products through a sister company of BMR, and has been working with them ever since. They have also been able to source drywall through them when they couldn’t get stock through their usual channels. “Going forward this year, they are guaranteeing us not only best pricing but supply, which is important because that’s why the price has gone up so much, because there’s high demand and low supply,” he says.

Eric is excited about this new partnership with BMR as it will allow them to upgrade their look as well as provide an even better service to the community. “[It’s] the combination of a new look, a new brand, exciting new products, services and better pricing,” he says. The fact that BMR is also a Canadian company is also a huge benefit. “It’s truly a Canadian company where RONA is not anymore,” he noted.

Vice President of Strategy and Network Development for BMR, Jonathan Gendreau, says they are pleased to welcome KBC into the BMR Group and to see their network of dealers in Ontario grow. “This will allow us to better serve the needs of local residential and business customers while increasing recognition of BMR Group’s excellent customer service,” he said in a statement. “We look forward to working with Eric and his dedicated team and to introduce them to the many advantages of BMR!”

KBC is continuing to serve the community through the provincial lockdown and stay at home order. To place an order, call 613-258-6000 or email orders@kbchome.ca. Delivery and curbside pickup options are available.



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