Message from owner
In 2008 Stew and Cheryl Horton purchased Brady Building Supplies. Brady's has been in business for over 55 years originally as Whynot Woodworkers, then Brady Building Supplies and now Brady Home Building Centre. During this time the location has been under four major retail banners; Pro Hardware, Award, Rona and now Home Hardware.
The Horton's are originally from a small town of about 1000 outside Kitchener- Waterloo, Ontario. Cheryl worked for Home Hardware Stores Limited Corporate in St. Jacobs which included travel throughout the Maritimes, Stew a headhunter for a private executive recruitment company. Together with their son Josh and daughter- in- law Sarah, they made the decision to buy the business and move across the country to the beautiful east coast town of Liverpool, and a new grandbaby to boot! Cheryl's knowledge and experience with Home Hardware, Stew's entrepreneurial background and their love for the East Coast made the decision an easy one.
The road would not be quite as easy, several changes and major renovations would be waiting for them when they arrived. The biggest change would be the banner change from RONA to a Home Building Centre. It would involve an extensive process including re merchandising and re configuring the entire 5000 sq ft store and 3 warehouses totaling 15000 sq ft., and expanding product selection. During this process they really got to know their staff, who worked just as hard to make the store what it is today and were very supportive and open to all the changes.
As a business we are always looking for more ways to grow and change. Our store has since expanded in many different areas and we are pleased to offer a wide selection of services. We are not just a Building Supply store but we are also an authorized STIHL dealer, offer tool rentals and repair shop, installed sales, expanded our flooring and kitchen showrooms, built an addition known as our "Outdoor Living Centre" a specialty indoor/outdoor décor store which we are continuously stocking affordable new and exciting unique items, Traeger wood pellet grills, and is transformed into a winter wonderland for the Christmas season.
Through it all we have never lost sight of the fact that our core business is building supplies. Our contractors and retail customers depend on our technical knowledge, access to the latest building technologies and products, and quick response to their particular needs. Be it a delivery after hours, redesigning a kitchen six times to "get it right" or sourcing an obscure product or part-we make it happen! We are proud of the fact that we are well known for providing a level of service unmatched in the area.
We are blessed with an incredibly talented and committed staff who strive to ensure that each customer's needs are met. We wouldn't be where we are today without the hard work and dedication from Stew, Cheryl and the staff. We are very grateful for the continuous support from our community and our loyal customers.