Home Reno/Builders: CGC Inc.

Name: CGC Inc

Products: Sheetrock UltraLight Drywall Gypsum Panels, CGC Sheetrock All-Purpose Ready-Mixed Lite Drywall Compound, CGC DONN Ceiling Suspension System

Manufactured In: Hagersville and Oakville, Ontario; Calgary, Alberta; Montreal, Quebec; Little Narrows and Windsor, Nova Scotia; Surrey, BC

Where to Buy: Building stores around the country

Website: cgcinc.com

Canadian Owned: No

CGC started out life in 1907 in Nova Scotia, and was later acquired by USG (US Gypsum). They have a variety of facilities throughout the country.

Home Reno/Builders: HanStone

Name: HanStone

Products: Quartz countertops

Manufactured In: London, Ontario

Where to Buy: Distributors across Canada

Website: hanstone.ca

Canadian Owned: No, a division of a South Korean company

HanStone Quartz is Ontario’s only quartz brand. Proudly manufactured in London, Ontario, HanStone Canada’s state of the art facility produces material for all of North America. HanStone quartz is known for its superior quality and exceptional design, with over 40 unique colours and patterns to draw inspiration from. The go to choice for interior designers, fabricators and homeowners alike. Distinctly Beautiful and Naturally Canadian.

Home Reno/Builders: Garaga 🍁

Name: Garaga

Products: Garage doors

Manufactured In: St-Georges, Quebec and Barrie, Ontario

Where to Buy: Authorized dealers

Website: garaga.com/ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Celebrating its 25th year in 2018, Garaga has sold more than 1.7 million garage doors across North America, and employs 260 people. They have a variety of styles, finishes and colours.

Home Reno/Builders: Fenstür Windows and Doors 🍁

Name: Fenstür Windows and Doors

Products: Windows and doors

Manufactured In: Duncan, British Columbia

Where to Buy: Contact the company

Website: fensturwindows.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Fenstür manufactures custom wood and wood-aluminum clad doors and windows, as well as offering custom mill work and finishing services. They are the first – and only! – wood Passive House window and door manufacturer in Canada as of Spring 2018.

All windows and doors are made in Duncan, BC, with preferentially sourced local products. All stages of production occur in their facility, to ensure quality control and to permit maximum customization.

Home Reno/Builders: StoneRox 🍁

Name: StoneRox

Products: Thin veneer stone, cultured stone

Manufactured In: Stouffville, Ontario

Where to Buy: Distributors across Canada

Website: stonerox.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

StoneRox is a product that can be applied against any solid surface to provide an attractive natural stone look. Pro tip: They compete against a company called Canadian Stone Industries, an Australian/American owned company that produces none of their product in Canada.

Home Reno/Builders: Kaycan 🍁

Name: Kaycan

Products: Exterior Building Products – Vinyl Siding, Aluminum Trims and Accessories, Vinyl Rainware, Engineered Wood Siding, Windows

Manufactured In: Montreal, Cowansville, Carstairs, Brampton,  Acton, Alexandria

Where to Buy: All major lumberyards in Canada and any home renovator

Website: kaycan.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Kaycan is the only Canadian manufacturer and distributor of exterior building products in Canada. They employ 2,000 people, with 1,200 of them being in Canada. They have 15 Canadian manufacturing plants and 30 distribution centres in Canada and are in every major city in the country.

They are a privately-owned family business headquartered in Montreal.

Home Reno/Builders: Madawaska Doors 🍁

Name: Madawaska Doors

Products: Solid wood interior and exterior custom doors

Manufactured in: Barry’s Bay, Ontario

Where to buy: Contact company via phone or website

Website: madawaska-doors.com

Canadian owned: Yes

Madawaska Doors traces its heritage back to 1947 and has been producing doors in Barry’s Bay since that time. They were acquired by Plaintree Systems of Arnprior, Ontario in 2015. They continue the tradition of fine woodworking and environmentally-responsible production techniques.

Home Reno/Builders: Wescon Doors 🍁

Name: Wescon Doors

Products: Doors

Manufactured in: Duncan, British Columbia

Where to buy: Building supply stores across western Canada

Website: www.wescondoors.com

Canadian owned: Yes

Wescon Doors is a family owned-and-operated door manufacturer, based on Vancouver Island.  They have been building high-quality wooden doors (interior, exterior, and custom) since 1985. Their doors incorporate both traditional woodworking strategies and modern engineering techniques.

Wescon proudly and preferentially sources Canadian supplies, including wood from local mills and Canadian glass companies. All stages of production are on-site: from processing raw lumber to finishing the final product. Their small batch approach to manufacturing means they can 100% customize any door. They directly employ approximately 35 local individuals, and regularly host students on co-op placements.

As an added bonus, MiC exchanged emails back and forth with these folks, and they’re good people.