Centre de rénovation Stanstead and Quincaillerie des Rivières join the BMR family

Boucherville, January 16, 2024 – BMR Group, Centre de rénovation Stanstead and Quincaillerie des Rivières are very pleased to announce today that they will be joining forces to serve the people of the Eastern Townships. This brand-new collaboration will begin on February 5, 2024. 

Owned by Philip St-James and his wife Stacy Boulet, the family business operates Quincaillerie des Rivières in Waterville, and Centre de rénovation Stanstead, which have been in business for 40 and 70 years respectively. 

A dynamic entrepreneur well known in the region, Mr. St-James became co-owner of Quincaillerie des Rivières in 2012, then owned by his parents, and acquired Centre de rénovation Stanstead with his wife in 2021. Today, the company employs 19 people, is deeply involved in the community and generates significant economic benefits for the region.

"Our family business is always focused on the customer experience, doing everything possible to meet the needs of the people in our community. We are very close to our customers, which is why it was only natural for us to join BMR, a banner that shares our values and human approach," say Philip St-James and Stacy Boulet, owners of the company.

"We are delighted to welcome this fine family business to our extensive network. These two stores are important economic engines in their communities, and we are proud to be associated with the St-James family and contribute to the growth of this magnificent region," says Alexandre Lefebvre, CEO of BMR Group.


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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