Knights’ Home Building Centre
The Knight family has been in the lumber business in Meaford for over 150 years.
Owner and operator Tyler Knight explains: “It all started six generations ago with a saw mill. From the saw mill, the operation started manufacturing flooring, furniture, windows and doors. Today, our focus is on manufacturing and operating a Home Building Centre.”
Knights’ was one of the first in Ontario to have a modern building supply store and today operates a full-service lumber yard and storefront where they offer a range of paint, kitchen, bath, and vanity building supplies. Knights of Meaford, a parallel business run by the family, manufactures hardwood flooring. With the abundance of cottages, farms, and seasonal and permanent residences in the area, Knights’ has remained a permanent fixture of Meaford.
Most recently, in the summer of 2010 the business expanded from a 5000 sq. foot to 14000 sq. ft store and doubled its offering of products from 12 to 24 thousand items.
“Community support has been outstanding, and that support is why we were able to once again expand and move our store to its new location on Highway 26 in the summer of 2010. The community gets behind a project and continues to support it by shopping locally. That is one of the reasons why I love Meaford. A smaller community provides the opportunity to know your customers and their needs.”(Tyler Knight, Dealer Owner of Knights’ Home Building Centre)
Besides, as Tyler Knight says, ‘Where else can you leave for a couple hours to ski at lunch and come back to the store in the afternoon?’
Find Knights’ Home Building Centre and Knights of Meaford at:
206532 Highway 26,