Canac—the first independent hardware and construction materials chain from the Quebec City region—is the product of over 140 years of experience. This great company offering over 20,000 products stands out from its competitors through its personalized customer service and competitive prices.
In December 1981, the merger of the family businesses Jos Grenier founded in 1875 and Louis Canac-Marquis founded in 1878 gave birth to Canac-Marquis Grenier. In 2014, Canac inaugurated its new distribution center in Drumondville . With an area of 350,000 square feet, it supplies the 10 stores west of Victoriaville. In 2021, the Canac family continues to grow. The 31st Canac branch opens in La Prairie . Today, Canac has 31 branches and employs over 4,200 people during the peak season.
Canac also stands out for its managerial approach based on family values, which extends to its employees. The sense of belonging among its personnel is enviable. This has a definite impact on the strength of our customer service and the desire to ensure Canac’s success. Today, Canac is composed of 30 stores and employs over 4,200 trained and qualified employees thanks to its accredited Training Center.
Sain-Hubert, August 17, 2017 - Construction work for the 26th Canac store began last June on chemin Champly in the Saint-Hubert district of Longueuil. Located at the corner of Autoroute 30, this new store will have a sales area of more than 26, 000 ft². By the end of the fall customers will be able to shop and find all of their construction and renovation needs: hardware, plumbing, electrical, tools, paint, flooring, finishing products, building materials, seasonal products and more. Like most of our stores, contractors and DIY homebuilders from the region will be able to benefit from our delivery service and an outdoor lumberyard, both of which have helped to establish the company's reputation. the new construction will require a $ 7 million investment and will create close to 85 jobs.
Over the years, Canac has gained an enviable reputation with an ever-growing customer base and a philosophy based on personalized service that models hardware stores of the past. Today the company stands as a pillar in its domain and a reference of quality to those working in construction and renovation. Canac also distinguishes itself through its service and expertise aimed at assisting entrepreneurs and do-it-yourself home builders, available in several of our stores