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History & Timeline

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History of our 3 Stores & Timeline

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ONLINE: We updated our website, eCommerce catalog and social media pages.

2019
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ONLINE: We launched our Shop Online store with a 50,000 product eCommerce catalog, allowing all customers to browse and shop 24/7. Now even when our store is closed our online store is always open.

2014
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KILLALOE: Keetch's was renovated to expand the retail area and a new warehouse was built to provide more storage.

2013
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EGANVILLE: Expansion continued and the owners took on a Stihl dealership and a Husqvarna dealership. Renovations occurred and a small engine machine shop started its operation offering sales and service.

ONLINE: We launched our new website featuring links to the popular brands we carry as well as photos and video of all three stores.

2012
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EGANVILLE: C.A. Reiche & Sons purchased Eganville Country Depot. The new owners kept the same staff and it was business as usual with the added benefit of the connection to the C.A. Reiche Store in Pembroke and Keetch's Building Supply in Killaloe, which allowed Eganville Country Depot access to a broader and larger supply of building materials.

2010
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EGANVILLE: Another shareholder decided to leave, and the business was then run with three shareholders who still continued their contracting businesses as well.

2004
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PEMBROKE: C.A. Reiche purchased their first boom truck and two years later they bought their first Moffett truck-mounted forklift to better service their customers in delivering materials.

2003
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EGANVILLE: Eganville Country Depot purchased the inventory from the local V&S (Stedmans) department store as it was closing its doors. The Eganville store now had a very diverse range of product, from building supplies to animal feed, giftware and workwear, housewares to children's toys.

2002
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PEMBROKE: C.A. Reiche and Sons purchased the inventory of Kramer Building Supply, launching C.A Reiche and Sons Limited into the masonry sales, selling Canada Brick. They now carry Hanson Brick and Arriscraft Stone along with masonry accessories and paving and wall stones.

2001
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KILLALOE: Keetch’s Building Supply was purchased by C.A. Reiche and Sons Limited.

2000
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EGANVILLE: The owners of Eganville Country Depot joined Castle Building Centres buying group to take advantage of Castle's huge buying power and all the other advantages of being part of a member-owned co-op. They started to fly the Castle banner.

1999
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PEMBROKE: C.A. Reiche and Sons built a 60’x60’ building at the site of the International Plowing Match for Media Day. The building was shipped back to their yard and it was then used as an additional warehouse.

1994
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EGANVILLE: By the end of 1992, ownership had dropped to four shareholders, the group decided to expand, and purchased the Eganville Co-op in 1994. They continued to run this farm supply store from its original location. Later in the year they purchased land along Hwy. 60 in Wilberforce Township. Here they built a larger facility and amalgamated the building supply store along with the feed store in 1995. This location became known as "Eganville Country Depot." The employees from both locations were brought along to the brand new store, with all its up-to-date computerized amenities.

1992-1995
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PEMBROKE: C.A. Reiche and Sons bought their first knuckle boom to aid in delivery of materials and shortly after upgraded to a computerized point of sale system.

1991
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KILLALOE: Keetch's decided to join the Castle Building Centres Group Limited s Canadian member-owned buying group designed for independent retailers to take advantage of Castle's huge buying power and all the other advantages of being part of a member-owned co-op. They started to fly the Castle banner.

Bert Keetch retired and Barry Keetch took over the construction company. Cheryl Keetch joined Keetch’s Building Supply.

1988
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EGANVILLE: In 1987, a group of seven contractors decided to start a partnership and open a building supply store. They purchased land on the Fourth Chute Road in Grattan Township, on the outskirts of Eganville, built a store and warehouse and incorporated the name Bonnechere Valley Builders Supply Ltd.

1987
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PEMBROKE: In 1986 C.A. Reiche and Sons joined the Castle Building Centre Group Limited to increase their purchasing power. They began retailing and installing carpet and vinyl flooring by 1988.

1986-1988
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PEMBROKE: In 1980, C.A. Reiche and Sons purchased Fairview School from the Renfrew County Board of Education, which is now the current retail store.

Wayne Reiche joined the business full-time in 1981 after completing the forestry program at Sir Sandford Fleming. In 1984 they expanded their product line to include more building materials.

1980-1984
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KILLALOE: Brian, Barry and Bert Keetch purchased a small wood working shop and building supply store called Felhaber Building Supply from Dan Felhaber and renamed it Keetch’s Building Supply. In 1982, the owners built a new store and warehouse to better serve their customers.

1980-1982
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PEMBROKE: C.A. Reiche added plywood to their previous inventory which consisted of spruce, white pine and hardwood lumber.

1979
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PEMBROKE: In 1972, the business incorporated into C.A. Reiche and Sons Limited and their first forklift was purchased.

Ron Reiche joined the business full time in 1978 after obtaining a B-Com from Queens University.

1972-1978
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PEMBROKE: Carl Reiche purchased the property adjacent to the current location and by 1963 was selling lumber at retail while maintaining the wholesale customers.

1960-1963
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PEMBROKE: Carl Reiche bought his first log truck complete with a side loader and started purchasing logs and bush and getting the material sawn into lumber before selling it to wholesale customers.

1949

All three locations strive on customer satisfaction. The friendly and knowledgeable staff keep customers coming back.

In Eganville our diverse merchandise makes it a one-stop shop for families, farmers, homeowners, gardeners, builders and contractors. Visit us in-store, contact us or request a quote today. We're here to help!

At Keetch's Building Supply we provide our customers with quality products and services. We are your store for building materials, home exterior and home interior renovation products. We pride ourselves in giving our customers a positive experience and going the extra mile to obtain goods that are not easily attainable elsewhere.

Community Involvement

Keetch's Building Supply, C.A. Reiche & Sons and Eganville Country Depot stores, along with Castle Building Centres Group, are proud to be the official sponsor of the 41st Bonnechere Cup. For the past 40 years, Eganville, ON has hosted this professional ice oval snowmobile racing event. Some of the greatest names in snowmobiling history have experienced the ‘thrill of victory and the agony of defeat’ on the Eganville track.

C.A. Reiche and Sons is a proud supporter of the community by sponsoring local sports teams and community events. Some of the notables are Sarah Boudens (Olympic Kayaker), Rankin Community Centre Project, and the Miramichi Lodge Foundation Gala. Keetch's Building Supply is a proud supporter of local community events and activities such as the Stone Fence Theatre.

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