Jun 1, 2021
We sat down with GDI Vice-Presidents Greg Davenport and Paul Perron to learn about the history of drywall – with the added challenge that we get people interested and excited about their industry.
Jan 4, 2021
Edmonton, AB – In November, after much anticipation, Star Mechanical Edmonton proudly opened the doors to its brand new 20,663-sq. ft. building. Qualico Commercial developed the facility, providing a unique opportunity for the builder to collaborate and consult with the tenant during the design and construction of the facility.
Dec 22, 2020
Calgary, AB - Over the last 60 years, Star Building Materials Calgary has been a major supplier of building materials to both small independent contractors and large construction corporations. Throughout 2020, the supplier has made some exciting changes to its service offerings, resulting in significant growth despite the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dec 10, 2020
Winnipeg, MB - Star Ready to Move Homes Winnipeg (Star RTM) has been building custom ready-to-move homes for the last 30 years, and with government restrictions and travel bans in place, the homebuilder has seen a strong trend towards the purchase of family cottages.
Nov 30, 2020
Winnipeg, MB - For the last 60 years, Star Building Materials Winnipeg has primarily served commercial contractors, offering a huge selection of lumber, building materials, finishing products, hardware, paint, tools, plumbing and electrical materials. On September 30, 2020, the team officially opened its brand new retail store, expanding its footprint and product assortment, offering more of a selection for anyone who wants to ‘buy where the builders buy.’
Oct 9, 2020
RIDE THROUGH THE ROCKIES IN SUPPORT OF HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SMASHES ITS FUNDRAISING GOAL DESPITE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
Calgary, AB - Since 2014, Star Building Materials Calgary has coordinated and sponsored Ride Through the Rockies, an impressive fundraising cycling event in support of Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta. To date, the event has raised over $700,000, and with a collective attitude of “the show must go on,” the 2020 event was successful as a virtual ride, amidst COVID-19 restrictions.
Sep 2, 2020
Edmonton, AB – Buying a new home is an exciting endeavour and it is now easier than ever for Edmonton homebuyers to incorporate a designer’s touchinto their new home. designQ Edmonton has launched a new and innovative e-commerce site for homebuyers, allowing them to shop for the furniture and décor they’ve seen displayed in showhomes of Qualico’s homebuilders.
Aug 19, 2020
Edmonton & Calgary, AB – Empire Drywall is experiencing a significant year of growth in 2020, despite the challenges the industry has been facing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Company-wide sales since the end of June are up 10 per cent compared to the same period in 2019, and residential job starts in Edmonton are up about 35 per cent to date (from 390 to 535 compared to the same period, January - June, 2019). In addition, the company has hired for various new positions and has completed two of its largest projects to date.
Aug 13, 2020
BUILDING PRODUCTS & CONCRETE SUPPLY LEVERAGES LARGE PROJECTS, NEW EQUIPMENT TO CONTINUE ITS SUCCESS DURING THE PANDEMIC
Winnipeg, MB – In a year that has so far presented some unique challenges for the building construction industry, Building Products & Concrete Supply (BP Concrete) has been working hard to ensure it sees continued business growth, while also celebrating its 100th anniversary.
Jun 8, 2020
Winnipeg, MB – When someone is struggling with the challenges of addiction, having someone there to guide them down the long road of recovery can make all the difference in the world. Canadian sportscaster Scott Oake, CBC Sports and Sportsnet’s Hockey Night in Canada, wanted to contribute to addiction recovery in Manitoba after losing his own son, Bruce Oake, to addiction in 2011. Since then, Scott, his wife and Bruce’s mother Anne, and Bruce’s brother Darcy have been working tirelessly to make the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre, a long-term treatment facility located in Winnipeg, a reality.
Sep 30, 2019
Winnipeg, MB – Gypsum Drywall Interiors Ltd. (GDI) is pleased to announce two new vice-presidents, two new leaders, a new location for its Winnipeg operations and acquisition of a majority interest by Qualico in the company.
Jun 11, 2019
Calgary, AB – Star Building Materials Calgary is proud to announce that the new distribution yard is open and staff have relocated to a more than 12-acre property near Calgary's Stoney Trail.
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