In 1979, four friends, Mel Soloway, Jerry Miller, Ron Hall, and Moe Gagnon opened the first Branch of Calgary Fasteners & Tools Ltd.
With the retirement of Moe, and the passing of Mel and Jerry, Ron Hall remains as the sole managing partner of the three locations of Calgary Fasteners & Tools Ltd. In 1981, the company saw the birth of their first associate store – Red Deer Fasteners & Tools – with local partner Doug Lockerbie. With Doug’s passing in 2013, Mike Guignard became the new managing partner of the Red Deer location. Edmonton Fasteners & Tools opened in 1983, with Barry Marshall as the local owner. Barry, along with partner Mark Elliott, now operates 2 successful locations in Edmonton.
The 1990’s hailed further expansion for the Company. In 1991, BC Fasteners & Tools Ltd opened in Kelowna, with local partners Tom Allison and Darcy Deck. Tom and Darcy now own and manage locations in Kelowna, Surrey, Burnaby, and Vernon. 1994 found the birth of Lethbridge Fasteners & Tools, with Stan and Ila Mlynarski holding the local interest. Two years later, Bob and Brian Pipko opened the doors of Regina Fasteners & Tools Ltd.
Construction Fasteners & Tools Ltd was born in July 2001, by three guys who were frustrated with their current employer. Saskatoon is now one of 15 Branches of “The Fastener Group”, with locations throughout Canada. Bill Howson, Brad Kennedy, Ross Nykiforuk – along with partners in Edmonton and Calgary opened the Saskatoon location against the advice of many people already in the industry. Saskatoon, they claimed, was not a large enough centre to support another Industrial supplier. Much like their mentors in Alberta, the Saskatoon boys had a vision of what they could build. Construction Fasteners is your complete distribution source for industrial, construction, manufacturing and maintenance applications.
The opening of Mid-Canada Fasteners & Tools led the expansion of The Fasteners Group into Eastern Canada Local partner Mike Symak opened the windy Winnipeg location in 2003. Jan Tenhave followed suit by opening Thunder Bay Fasteners & Tools Ltd in 2009.
Construction Fasteners attributes their success to a couple of things – fantastic staff, wonderful customers, and terrific business partners. Customer service is the most important aspect of our business. We believe that customers purchase products from people, not from companies. A careful hiring process ensures nothing but top quality, highly trained, friendly staff. A smiling face and a thoughtful nod ensure that our customers arrive and leave our location knowing they have purchased the correct products at a fair price.
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