Fueled by Growth
Established in 2021, the AD Canada business unit was formed to bring together four distinct Canadian AD divisions under one umbrella, with the committed goal of maximizing the growth and success of each division’s member and supplier partners. With a strong emphasis on overall impact, this business unit, which is comprised of AD Industrial & Safety - Canada, Plumbing & Heating - Canada, Electrical - Canada, and Building Supplies - Canada, seeks to invest in the futures of its partners’ operations.
AD’s Canadian operations began over three decades ago and have evolved to account for over 20% of AD’s total business with both distributor members and supplier partners steadily outpacing the market. The Canadian market represents a significant focus for AD and continued growth, in current and new markets, is a cornerstone of our long-term strategic plan and success.
All of our members are Canadian owned and operated. They are local market leaders with a passion for growing their businesses through entrepreneurial thinking and strong service. As we’ve expanded together, so has our ability to create efficiencies and invest in the people and the programs that drive growth and profitability.
Every AD Canada member and supplier has a real voice in our operations. Through their AD Canada divisional boards, they oversee local operations and control all programmatic decisions. Our dedicated local associates are passionate about ensuring the success of our members and suppliers in their home country.
As we look to the future, we believe that AD is uniquely positioned to help independents and suppliers across Canada grow and prosper in an age of increasing consolidation, globalization, and channel convergence. We look forward to continuing to grow stronger, together.
AD Building Supplies - Canada Division
Through partnership and a shared passion for growth, AD Building Supplies - Canada members and suppliers outperform the market and work together to increase profitability.
AD Building Supplies - Canada distributors and supplier partners represent the best-of-the best in their industry, leading the way in investment and innovation.
Our scale helps our members compete with national chains while benefitting from the flexibility that comes from being a strong independent. AD Building Supplies - Canada members come together to achieve market growth, share best practices, and win together.
AD Canada’s programs and leadership team are here to help independents accelerate growth and push their business forward.
AD Education Centre
The AD Education Centre is a one stop e-learning platform in which our members have access to online training and educational webinars on industry products from our supplier partners. Having access to the program anytime and anywhere, the AD Education Centre is a vital resource in helping new hires and current employees enhance their product knowledge and in turn develop their career.
AD Canada Training Centre
AD’s spacious training centre located in Mississauga, ON functions as a ‘home away from home’ for AD Canada’s valued members and suppliers. The space is available for sales meetings, supplier trainings, executive sessions, or anytime you and your team are seeking a change of scenery!
Meet the AD Building Supplies - Canada Team
AD Building Supplies - Canada is managed by a dedicated staff that follows the direction of our members and suppliers through a highly representative committee structure.
View BioRob DewarPresident
View BioPaul WilliamsVice President
AD Building Supplies
View BioBrad HarperVice President,
Finance & Operations
View BioCindy SliwockiController
AD Building Supplies
View BioDarryl LeeDirector of Marketing
AD Building Supplies - Canada Divisional Board of Directors
Each AD division has their own Board of Directors and committees that are made up of AD distributors and suppliers who vote on industry-related decisions and provide strategic and tactical input into all major areas of the organization’s operations.
Bernardi Building Supply
Blair Building Materials
Target Building Materials
Pro Con Building Supplies
Hewson Brothers Building Supply
Crown Building Materials