In the early 1980’s the United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin (then UCCM, now Mnidoo Mnising or UCCMM) saw the potential for a building material supply outlet to serve the demand from First Nations and other Island communities. Consideration was given to the purchase of an existing business or the establishment of a new building material supply outlet on Manitoulin Island. In 1984 an Economic Feasibility of a Lumber and Building Material Supply Outlet on Manitoulin Island was prepared by consultants from Willowdale, Ontario. This study recommended the establishment of a new business that would create employment opportunities and allow UCCM to supply its own members as well as others on Manitoulin. UCCM Building Material Supply Company Ltd. was incorporated in 1986 and opened for business in November, 1987 in M’Chigeeng, Ontario.
Many changes have taken place since 1987 including the implementation of a computerized perpetual inventory system in 1990, the addition of an Auto-Stak storage unit (http://www.autostak.com) that keeps our lumber protected from the elements and a 4800 square foot addition to our store in the mid 1990’s, a new warehouse in 2004, and the continued expansion of our product lines and staffing composition. Due to ongoing changes and growth, the owners restructured to a new business model and in 2007 the business was incorporated as UCCM Building Material Supply Limited Partnership. Throughout all these years, we have enjoyed and maintained our relationship with Castle Building Centres Group.
UCCM Building Material Supply has a strong presence in M’Chigeeng as well as the greater Manitoulin Island community. We lend our support to local initiatives by assisting a variety of causes including Island hospitals, local charities, sporting and cultural events.
Charles Beaudin has been working for UCCM Building Material Supply since 1988 and has been the General Manager for over 20 years. Due to his depth of experience and knowledge, Charles has developed a strong rapport with our customers, ensuring good quality products at competitive prices. In addition, we have a team of friendly and knowledgeable staff with many years of experience looking forward to serving your building supply and hardware needs. Request a quote or contact us.
Since 1963, builders, contractors and consumers have been relying on Castle as their building supply partner. Whether you're looking for lumber, building materials, hardware or advice, hundreds of Castle dealers across Canada are trusted to deliver quality products and value.
Castle dealers are independent. They run their own stores and businesses. They know their communities, their customers, and their needs. That's why Castle members are growing and succeeding across Canada - they live in the communities they serve. At Castle, we are your trusted building supply partner.