Richmond, November 13, 2019 – BMR Group is delighted to welcome a brand new dealer in Ontario: Richmond Building Centre. The store owner, Doug Kazda, decided to change groups after having operated under the Home Hardware banner for over 20 years.

Richmond BMR

“Our goal has always been to stand out and offer the best to our customers. Working in a highly competitive environment, I was looking for the right partner to help set me apart from the competition. BMR Group offers a program tailored to my business that enables me to achieve all my goals. In addition to supplying high-quality products, BMR will also meet our high demand for building materials, which is one of their greatest strengths. My team and I are all very excited to begin this new adventure that will propel us to new heights!” said Mr. Kazda.

“We are very pleased to welcome Richmond Building Centre to our family. We are working very hard to continue to establish ourselves in Ontario and are extremely proud to have the support of another strong dealer like Mr. Kazda. This new partner fits in perfectly with our values, and we will make a point of serving the entire store team and its customers with the qualities that have defined us for over 50 years: proximity, quality, and passion,” said Pierre Nolet, Vice-President of Business Development at BMR Group.

A new facade and name

Over the next few months, the store’s facade will be completely transformed to welcome a new and modern look that features its new colours. Its name will also change to Richmond BMR.

The store will operate under the BMR banner and will meet all consumer needs for hardware and building materials. Residents in Richmond and surrounding areas will benefit from BMR’s many advantages, including highly competitive prices, customer-tailored promotions, a large majority of Canadian-made products, and highly personalized service.

In keeping with its ambition for a country-wide expansion, BMR Group has redoubled its efforts and the Group’s business model continues to attract more dealers in Canada. Since the beginning of the year, two other independent dealers in Ontario have also chosen to go green: Griffith Building Supplies in Griffith and Feldman Timber in Timmins.


Groupe BMR is a subsidiary of Sollio Cooperative Group, which includes more than 275 renovation centres and hardware stores in Quebec, Ontario and the Maritime provinces. Retail sales for Groupe BMR and its members are estimated at more than $1.5 billion per year and some 8,000 people work within the network. Groupe BMR is the leading Quebec player in the hardware industry and operates under the BMR, Agrizone and Potvin & Bouchard banners. 


Kaven Delarosbil
Director, Communications and Events
BMR Group
[email protected]