adam lumber
Our story

From Hardware Store to Wooden Structure Manufacturer

1923

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.

1944

Ruth Stoddard’s parents take over the business and change its name to Adam Lumber Inc. They start making kitchen cabinets.

1947

Ruth’s father passed away. Her mother took over, continuing the tradition of a successful woman’s business.

1960

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.

1975

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.

1993

They decide to rebuild the store, which today is part of the BMR group, near their factory.

2001

A new plant is built to expand the manufacturing to walls and floors.

2003-2004

With the help of a partner, Adam Lumber develops a table for automatic manufacturing of small roof trusses.

2007

Ruth and Richard’s son Kirk take over the business.

2013, 2016, 2019 & 2021

State-of-the-art equipment
is introduced.

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.

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