History

We stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. This is our story.

1971 - McMunn & Yates was formed in 1971 when Terry Yates and Stan and Gordon McMunn opened their first store in Dauphin, MB. With combined experience in both contract work and retail, this union of families put their faith in each other to build and rebuild something larger than themselves, now hundreds of families serving their local communities large and small. McMunn & Yates is committed to and believe in the hometown values and doing business with their friends and neighbors. We believe the "and" in McMunn & Yates is more than just a conjunction because without it, there are no connections and no commitment.

1972 - Company joins TIM-BR-MART buying group

1977 - First expansion with opening of Grandview building supply outlet

1980 - Purchase of Tim-Br-Fab for truss production in Dauphin, MB

1983 - Opening of store in Roblin, MB

1986 - Expands rural reach with store opening in Russell, MB

1988 - Purchase of Charleswood Building Supplies to open store in Winnipeg, MB

1989 - Purchase of F. Brent Reid to expand in Brandon, MB

1991 - Company opens outlet in Ste. Rose du Lac, MB

1999 - Opens McMunn & Yates Roofing & Drywall Center in Brandon, MB

2001 - Purchase of G.K. Smith & Sons to expand in interlake region

2002 - Accepts invitation to join Independent Lumber Dealers Cooperative (ILDC buying group)

2002 - Expands far north by opening store in Thompson, MB

2002 - Jenkins Flooring in Brandon joins the McMunn & Yates family

2004 - Changes name back to McMunn & Yates Building Supplies

2004 - Purchase of Miracle Lumber Mart in Beausejour, MB

2005 - Purchase of G.W.D Sales Ltd. in Portage, MB

2007 - Builds a new store in Portage, MB

2008 - Company builds a 50,000 sq. ft Distribution Center in Headingley, MB

2010 - W.S. Staruiala Building Materials is acquired in Flin Flon, MB

2010 - Purchase of CT Loewen Building Centre and their concrete division in Steinbach, MB

2011 - Enter Saskatchewan retail market with purchase of Weber's Building Centres and Weber Furniture & Appliances in Yorkton & Kamsack, SK

2013 - Purchase of 4 McDiarmid Lumber locations in Winnipeg, 1 in Keewatin, ON and the purchase of the truss division located in Oak Bluff, MB

2014 - Jenkins Flooring in Dauphin joins the McMunn & Yates family