Media Releases

2024

January 29
Wolseley Canada Announces Brad Rutledge as VP, Waterworks
Wolseley Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Rutledge as Vice President, Waterworks, effective February 1, 2024.

2023

November 2
Wolseley Canada to open new store in the Yorkdale Area
Wolseley Canada is excited to announce the grand opening of its newest store in the Yorkdale area.

October 5
Wolseley Canada to open new store and showroom in Port Coquitlam
Wolseley Canada is excited to announce the grand opening of its newest store in Port Coquitlam.

October 5
Wolseley Canada announces Mark Evans as new Western Canada Sales Director
Wolseley Canada is thrilled to announce the appointment of Mark Evans, as the Director of Sales, Plumbing & HVAC in Western Canada.

September 29
Wolseley Canada Indigenous Student Bursary Reaches $150,000 Milestone
Wolseley Canada’s Indigenous Student Bursary reaches $150,000 milestone in its third year providing support for indigenous students pursuing post-secondary education.

September 19
Wolseley Canada to open new store in East York
Wolseley Canada is excited to announce the grand opening of its newest location in East York.

July 24
Wolseley Canada Welcomes Alex Nahvi as Ontario General Manager
Wolseley Canada is thrilled to announce the appointment of Alex Nahvi as the new General Manager for Ontario, effective August 1.

June 5
Small Changes to Make a Big Impact
What to do around the home to mitigate the environmental footprint of day-to-day life

April 20
Prevention to Avoid Destruction
Sump pumps are an important tool to help prevent flooding in the home.

March 29
Wolseley Expo Tradeshows return in 2023
Plumbing and HVAC/R professionals in Alberta are invited to join industry experts and leading brands from across Canada at the Delta Edmonton South on April 4th for the first Wolseley Expo Tradeshow of 2023.

March 21
Ajax to get Wolseley Canada Store and Showroom
Wolseley Canada is expanding into Ajax. The company’s latest expansion will be a 21,000-square-foot store and showroom on Fairall Street that offers a full range of Wolseley Canada’s roster of plumbing and HVAC products. The new store will hold a grand opening event on March 28th.

March 1
Wolseley Canada donates a portion of sales to support clean water initiatives in Canada
To celebrate World Plumbing Day on Saturday, March 11, 2023, and World Water Day on March 22, Wolseley Canada announces a portion of all sales from PROFLO products will be donated to Water First, an organization dedicated to working collaboratively with Indigenous communities in Canada to address water challenges through education and training.

February 1
Wolseley brings new line of Residential HVAC Systems to Canada
Wolseley Canada and GE Appliances, a Haier company, Air & Water Solutions are teaming up to offer a comprehensive line of premium heating, ventilation, and air conditioning products in the Canadian market.

2022

December 1
Wolseley Canada to open new branch in Oakville

Wolseley Canada is excited to announce the grand opening of its newest branch in Oakville.

November 24
Wolseley Canada selected as Hamilton-Niagara Top Employer

Wolseley Canada has been selected as a Top Employer in Hamilton- Niagara.

November 17
New Wolseley Canada Distribution Centre Coming to GTA

Wolseley Canada is building a market distribution centre in the Greater Toronto Area.

November 10
Wolseley Canada Opens New Branch in West Kelowna.

Wolseley Canada is pleased to announce the grand opening of its newest branch in West Kelowna.

August 18
Wolseley Canada Announces Candace Woods as VP, Marketing and Digital

Wolseley Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Candace Woods as Vice President, Marketing & Digital.

June 20
Wolseley Canada to open new branch in Vernon, BC

Wolseley Canada is pleased to announce the grand opening of its newest branch in Vernon on June 28, 2022.

May 3
Brad Rutledge appointed as Director, Wolseley Industrial Canada

Wolseley Canada is pleased to announce the promotion of Brad Rutledge to the position of Director, Wolseley Industrial Canada.

April 12
Wolseley Canada opens new plumbing branch in Richmond today

Wolseley Canada is pleased to announce the grand opening of the newest branch in Richmond today, April 12, 2022.

April 7
Wolseley Canada donates $10,000 to Water First to address water challenges in Canada

To celebrate World Plumbing Day and World Water Day in March, Wolseley Canada announced the plan to donate a portion of all toilet sales from March 11-31, to Water First, an organization dedicated to working with Indigenous communities in Canada to address water challenges through education and training.

March 9
Wolseley Canada donates a portion of toilet sales to support clean water initiatives in Canada

To celebrate World Plumbing Day on Friday March 11, 2022, and World Water Day on March 22, Wolseley Canada announces a portion of all toilet sales will be donated to Water First.

February 18
Protection Against the Unthinkable

Sump pumps are often out of sight, out of mind — but they are vital to help prevent flooding.

January 28
Harry Kandilas joins Wolseley as Director, Showrooms

Wolseley Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Harry Kandilas as Director, Showrooms.

January 6
Kohler Kitchen and Bath Now Available at Wolseley Canada

The family of kitchen and bath products available from Kohler and its subsidiary brands will be available at 220 Wolseley Canada outlets across the country over the course of this month.

January 4
Jason Bloedow joins Wolseley Canada as National Director, HVAC

Wolseley Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Bloedow as National Director, HVAC.

2021

September 30
Wolseley Announces the Wolseley Canada Indigenous Bursary

Wolseley Canada is proud to announce the Wolseley Canada Indigenous Bursary, to help Indigenous students across Canada reach their full potential with funding for post-secondary education.

September 7
Wolseley Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Gallant as Vice- President, Supply Chain.

Mark, who spent the last 12 years at The Home Depot, will begin his new role September 7, 2021, inWolseley Canada’s head office in Burlington, Ont.

August 5
Wolseley Canada Adds Kohler Kitchen and Bath to its Product Roster

Wolseley Canada, the country's leading local distributor of plumbing, HVAC/R, Waterworks and Industrial products, is excited to add Kohler Canada to its national distribution portfolio of kitchen and bathroom brands.

2020

June 19
Wolseley Canada Strengthens its Business Through Organizational Restructuring

Wolseley Canada, the nation’s leading plumbing and HVAC/R distributor, is further aligning its powerhouse Plumbing and HVAC, AMRE Supply and Industrial businesses, by shifting its organizational structure from three operating regions to two.

May 15
Wolseley Canada brings new line of heating and cooling products to Canadian Pros

Canada’s leading plumbing and HVAC/R distributor announces a new partnership with GE Appliances, a Haier company. Starting in May, Wolseley will carry the company’s world-renowned, exclusively dealer-driven line of Haier ductless and heat pump products in Ontario and Atlantic Canada.

2019

June 19
Wolseley Canada Strengthens its Business Through Organizational Restructuring

Wolseley Canada, the nation’s leading plumbing and HVAC/R distributor, is further aligning its powerhouse Plumbing and HVAC, AMRE Supply and Industrial businesses, by shifting its organizational structure from three operating regions to two.

2018

Dec 10
Kim Forgues Named Vice-President, Human Resources

Today, Wolseley Canada Inc. (Wolseley) announced the appointment of Kim Forgues to the position of Vice-President, Human Resources. In her new role, Forgues will be accountable for providing strategic HR leadership to Wolseley Canada’s leadership and HR teams. Forgues joins the Canadian Leadership Team and will report to Kevin Fancey, President, Wolseley Canada. She will also be responsible for the overall engagement and performance management of Wolseley Canada employees, and as a member of the Canadian Leadership Team, will be involved in the execution of the company’s business strategy.

Sept 24
New Ottawa Plumbing and HVAC/R branch open for business

Kevin Fullan, General Manager, Wolseley Canada, Plumbing and HVAC/R, Ontario and Atlantic, is pleased to announce opening of the new Ottawa Wolseley Canada branch. The Ottawa branch, located at 1050 Baxter Rd., Units 7A / 8A, Ottawa, Ontario, has been designed to include both plumbing and HVAC/R inventory in a 11,000-square foot facility offering customers an opportunity to source all the products they need at one location.

Sept 5
Wolseley Canada Inc. acquires James Electric Motor Services Ltd., market leader in the sale of pumps and motors in Western Canada

Keith Strachan, General Manager, Wolseley Canada Western Region (“Wolseley”) today announced the acquisition of James Electric Motor Services Ltd. (“James Electric”), a market leader in the sale of pumps and motors in Western Canada specializing in motor repair and maintenance.

Jul 3
Wolseley Canada Inc. acquires market leader AMRE Supply Company Limited with 12 locations across Canada

Kevin Fancey, President of Wolseley Canada Inc. (“Wolseley”) today announced the acquisition of AMRE Supply Company Limited (“AMRE”), a market leading supplier of plumbing, HVAC, appliance, electrical and property maintenance parts, equipment and supplies required by tradespeople, homeowners, service contractors and professional property operators.

May 17
Orangeville, Ont. Plumbing branch grand re-opening to include HVAC/R

Kevin Fullan, General Manager, Wolseley Canada, Plumbing and HVAC/R,Ontario and Atlantic, is pleased to announce the grand re-opening of the Orangeville Wolseley Canada branch. The Orangeville branch, located at 80 Centennial Rd., Units 5 and 6, Orangeville, Ontario, has been renovated to include HVAC/R inventory. The newly renovated 8000 square foot facility offers customers an opportunity to source all the products they need at one location.

Jan 18
Kelly Martin Appointed New Wolseley Canada Chief Financial Officer

Today, Wolseley Canada Inc. (Wolseley) announced the appointment of Kelly Martin to the position of Chief Financial Officer. In her new role, Martin will be responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the finance team and will provide leadership and analytics to the company’s business leaders to drive Wolseley’s financial performance. Martin will report to Kevin Fancey, President, Wolseley Canada.

Jan 18
Yves Bélanger Named Vice-President, Supply Chain

Today, Wolseley Canada Inc. (Wolseley) announced the appointment of Yves Bélanger to the position of Vice-President, Supply Chain. In his new role, Bélanger has the mandate to build supply chain, sourcing and product management functions that deliver exceptional customer value. A key goal will be to evolve our business model to be agile and effective. He will lead and manage critical relationships between operations, supply chain, sourcing, vendors and customers in support of our overall business and growth objectives. Bélanger will report to Kevin Fancey, President, Wolseley Canada.

Jan 18
Brian Scott promoted to Vice-President, Waterworks

Today, Wolseley Canada Inc. (Wolseley) announced the promotion of Brian Scott to the position of Vice-President, Waterworks. Scott joined the Waterworks division over three years ago, first as National Operations Manager, was promoted to General Manager for Ontario and for the past year was the General Manager for both Ontario and Atlantic Canada.