Petrolia, March 2, 2020 – BMR Group is delighted to announce the arrival of a new dealer within its network in Ontario: Lambton Home Building Centre. Dave and Kristen Van Stempvoort, who have owned the store for the past five years, decided to change groups after the store operated under the Home Hardware banner for almost ten years.

Lambton store

“For us, it was important to find a trusted partner that would allow us to stand out from the competition and grow as an owner-dealer. And that is exactly what BMR Group offered. The group is known for having close ties with its members and for its considerable expertise in building materials. Our goal is to be the go-to source for all of our community’s projects, and so we are confident that we will reach new heights with BMR,” said store co-owner Dave Van Stempvoort.

“We are very proud to welcome Lambton Home Building Centre to our large family. It is a real privilege to be able to count on a new company with such solid foundations that is led by passionate and dedicated owners who share our values and vision. For us, our mission is clear: to bring our expertise for the benefit of the entire team, as well as the residents of Petrolia and the surrounding area, while ensuring that they discover BMR’s many advantages,” said Pierre Nolet, Vice-President of Business Development at BMR Group.

Wind of change: new colours and new name

Besides the exterior signage, the interior design of the store will be completely revamped to showcase a new, more modern look. The store will also change its name to Lambton BMR Pro.

The hardware store will feature the BMR Pro banner, an iteration of the traditional BMR banner developed to meet the needs of construction and renovation professionals, as well as seasoned do-it-yourselfers. Its many advantages include competitive prices, a majority of Canadian-made products, high-quality materials and a highly personalized service.


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
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