Sexton Group member’s stories and testimonials. See what they have to say!
Trail Building Supplies Ltd. has always prided itself on being an industry leader. In 2011 Trail Building Supplies started a pre-fabrication supply and install framing service for our customers. In our 10,000 sf indoor prefab facility, the interior and exterior walls are assembled using the latest engineering software to align the wall system with the engineered floor and roof systems. Once assembled, the walls are transported to the jobsite, and then our staff of framers installs the engineered floor, prefab walls and roof trusses on the builder’s foundation. Thus the builder’s site cycle time onsite is reduced, increasing the number of houses the builder can sell. In these changing times we all need to evaluate the core of our business and we should look to the Sexton Group Ltd and it members for their knowledge and experience.
— Gary Fletcher
Trail Building Supplies Ltd.
"We made the decision to join the Sexton Group to benefit from the combined buying power of over 1000 retail sales locations across Canada. In addition, Sexton provides market information that truly benefits our bottom line while having a one to one working relationship that we find to be helpful and cooperative. In the end, we remain independent while benefiting from the strength of the group.“
— John Beeke
Niagara Prehung Doors
Why did we not change sooner? In 2008 we decided to become both an ACE banner store while becoming a Sexton Group member. The ACE banner offered name brand recognition, private label products and merchandising that has helped differentiate my business from other retailers. In addition, Sexton Group offered an open relationship that allowed me to be the boss. Sexton allows me to remain completely independent, while benefiting from the group's buying power and greater vendor access. In short, Sexton was a simple and easy switch that has increased my bottom line. We should have made the move years ago.
— Frank and Anna VanGelder
Dwight Lumber & Building Supply
In 2005 we, Harry and Debra Laurent, purchased Arcola Lumberyard in Arcola, Saskatchewan, renaming it Arcola Building Supplies (2005) Ltd. It was a small business housed within 2,000 square feet. We had a vision of growing the business, which included building a new store and attracting and serving a larger trading area. As private owners we had the creative freedom to choose how we would do that and who would help us achieve our goal. We were happy to have the support of the staff of the Sexton Group Ltd.
In 2007, we started planning our new store and the Sexton Group’s knowledge and insight exceeded our expectations. We had to focus our time and attention on the process of building, which did not worry us as we had a reputable group looking out for our interests. Working alongside us was the staff of the Sexton Group, continuing to make supply arrangements with a variety of programs that would benefit our growing business. The end result, a 6,400 square foot store and 5,000 square foot drive through on 2 ½ acres with highway yard access.
Sexton Group offers us building material and hardware supply arrangements that help us secure buying power that makes it possible for us to offer our customers what they are looking for. Working with Sexton we continue to reach our goal – a profitable small town lumberyard with a big city feel.
— Harry and Debra Laurent
Arcola Building Supplies (2005) Ltd.
We are often asked “How does one little store compete with the box stores of the world?” We compete with the help of the Sexton Group and all of the members extending from Atlantic Canada to British Columbia and the Territories.
As an independent owner, I am very happy with the support I receive from the Sexton Group. In my view, the Sexton Group is very efficient at outperforming any buying group in dollar volume of purchases per employee.