Boucherville, April 7, 2021 — BMR Group is pleased to announce the addition of a new dealer to its growing family: the Kemptville Building Centre. This 2nd generation family business is one of the largest building centres in the region at over 63,000 sq. ft. and has several specialized departments, including kitchen, bathroom, and window and door renovations. The store, located in Kemptville, Ontario, employs between 55 and 75 employees, depending on the season, more than half of whom have been dedicated to serving their local customers for at least 10 years.

After 10 years under the RONA banner, owner Eric Norenberg has decided to join BMR Group to increase the market visibility of his store and to extend its product offering. The mission of the company, which began its activities in 1975, is to offer quality products and excellent service to its community. The owner also pointed out that the entrepreneurial culture of BMR Group and the fact that it is a Canadian company prompted his decision to join the group.

“I am very proud and honoured to have the privilege of joining the BMR Group family. The expertise of the staff of this homegrown company, its distribution network, and its wide range of products will allow me to better serve our customers. I am looking forward to a long and successful future for our store under the BMR banner.”

– Eric Norenberg, Kemptville Building Centre Owner.

“We are pleased to welcome the Kemptville Building Centre to the BMR Group and to see our 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. We look forward to working with Eric and his dedicated team and to introducing them to the many advantages of BMR!”

– Jonathan Gendreau, Vice President – Strategy and Network Development, Groupe BMR



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. 


Julie Crevier
Director, Communications
Groupe BMR
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