From Hardware Store to Wooden Structure Manufacturer
Louis Adam sells the sawmill he owns in Morin-Heights to establish himself in Waterloo, in the Eastern Townships. He buys the Allen Lumber company and changes its name to L.N. Adam Matériaux de construction. The company sells construction materials and manufactures wooden windows and doors. At the age of 41, Louis dies, and leaves the keys of the company to his wife, Ruth Stoddart.
Ruth Stoddard’s parents take over the business and change its name to Adam Lumber Inc. They start making kitchen cabinets.
Ruth’s father passed away. Her mother took over, continuing the tradition of a successful woman’s business.
Ruth and her husband Richard Stoddard took over Adam Lumber, becoming the third generation of Adam’s to run the business. A year later, the company began manufacturing roof trusses. Adam Lumber became the first roof truss manufacturer in Quebec.
Fire destroys the building materials business. It was a major setback and the couple decided to concentrate on roof truss construction. Their products have a good reputation, selling even in the United States, especially in Vermont and New Hampshire, as well as in Ontario and Newfoundland.
They decide to rebuild the store, which today is part of the BMR group, near their factory.
A new plant is built to expand the manufacturing to walls and floors.
With the help of a partner, Adam Lumber develops a table for automatic manufacturing of small roof trusses.
Ruth and Richard’s son Kirk take over the business.
2013, 2016, 2019 & 2021
Adam Lumber teams up with Structures St-Joseph, a manufacturer of structural wood components that shares the same family values and the desire to offer quality products and services.
Adam Lumber turns 100! A century of challenges, adjustments, developments and innovations has transformed the company into a major player in the manufacturing of wooden structures.