Sexton Group member’s stories and testimonials. See what they have to say!
GAINING THE EDGE. "Price competition is the name of the game in our business, so we need every edge we can get when it comes to purchasing. We feel Sexton is a good fit for us because their commodity buying power and experience is tailored to our type of business. It would be a lot more difficult to be competitive without Sexton's volume; it gives us a distinct advantage for all the products we sell."
Dave Pratt - TARPIN LUMBER, Innisfil, Ontario
— Dave Pratt
MAKING CONNECTIONS “The Sexton office helps us make connections with suppliers and negotiates buying programs for us. I believe working through the buying group provides the product manufacturer with better access to the dealer and gives suppliers a better understanding of the dealer’s needs. Because of that, Sexton is able to negotiate programs that are beneficial to both the retailer and the manufacturer.
It’s essential for us to maintain inventory levels so that we always have what our customers need when they need it. When we encounter inventory problems, the Sexton team will get involved and help work things out for us. Solving the issue is often as simple as the supplier getting back to the Sexton office. And depending on what the issue is, the response time from Sexton is within the same day or the next business day.”
— Gary Fletcher
General Manager, Trail Building Supplies
COMMODITY WOOD INSIGHTS. The information and feedback that we get from the Sexton Commodity Wood Council is critical. It allows us to find out exactly what’s happening in the wood industry and how changes in the market impact our business. Rick Royce’s knowledge of the industry and his insights into factors affecting the Canadian market are far more extensive than what we could obtain independently. Rick and the Wood Council provide us with the best market intelligence in the business. And when you factor in their strong negotiation skills, we can be sure our store is providing our customers and contractors with competitively priced wood products that meet their needs.
— Gerry Thiessen
In terms of helping us out with our suppliers, Steve Buckle at Sexton has played a key roll over the years. We've been working on a large-scale project that has run into unfortunate construction delays. Over the extended course of the project we faced several pricing challenges. Luckily Steve was there to step in and go to bat for us with our suppliers to help us through the challenges. That's a lot to ask of Steve on a long-term project, but it's crucial to our bottom line, especially in an unstable supply market.
— Mark Lendrum
UFA is one of Canada's largest co-operatives servicing rural Alberta. Agriculture is something we take great pride in and providing that service to the rural market is key. We are very focused on connecting with our dealers and providing quality products and service.