If you are considering landscape improvements or renovations, the first person you should talk to is a professional contractor. Licensed and trained, the contractor is knowledgeable about local electrical and plumbing codes, and the installation of backflow prevention devices to protect your drinking water supply. He or she knows and installs professional-grade products, and can help you decide which irrigation, lighting, or water gardening system will work best on your site.
Before making recommendations, a professional contractor will review important factors: water source and pressure, soil type, planting materials, weather conditions, and safety and security issues. The contractor will also make certain the system is installed quickly and with minimum disruption to existing foliage. He or she will explain your new system to you and show you how everything works. Professionally installed, your new landscape features will operate with water efficiency, and will be warranted for workmanship and materials.
Questions to Ask a Professional Contractor
Professional contractors are glad to provide you with a list of satisfied homeowners they have worked for. The contractor will also encourage you to ask questions. Most homeowners want to know exactly what they will be getting.
Here’s some of what you should ask:
Does the contractor have a valid license/certification?
Does he or she have proof of liability insurance?
What permits will be required?
What type of products will be used and why?
Is after-sale/warranty service provided?
What are the product warranties?
Request a list of satisfied customers.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BURNCO ROCK PRODUCTS SELLS LANDSCAPE CENTRES BUSINESS TO DRIVE COMPANY’S GROWTH IN CORE BUSINESSES
CALGARY, ALBERTA (October 1, 2020) – BURNCO Rock Products Ltd. (“BURNCO” or “the company”) today announced it has completed the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary, BURNCO Landscape Centres Inc. (“BURNCO Landscape”), to SiteOne Landscape Supply, Inc. (“SiteOne”) (NYSE:SITE), the leading wholesale distributor of landscape supplies in North America.
BURNCO Landscape has a network of 12 locations and an online presence with approximately 200 employees servicing key markets in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Locations include Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Kelowna, Langley, Surrey, Regina and Saskatoon.
“This transaction is truly a win for all parties,” said Scott Burns, BURNCO’s Chairman and CEO. “We have developed strong relationships at the leadership level with SiteOne over the past few years. We believe the landscape centres are aligned with the best possible owner in SiteOne. Their ownership will benefit the employees, customers and suppliers of the landscape centres as they focus on growing the organization in this specialty category in the Canadian market. We at BURNCO will use the proceeds from the sale to further advance our strategy of creating value by focusing on our core businesses both domestically and internationally.”
The sale of BURNCO Landscape will support future growth in BURNCO’s operating divisions, which all boast strong organic and M&A potential. The company will look to expand its market position for its high-quality aggregate, paving asphalt and ready-mix concrete business units and subsidiaries. BURNCO will also consider acquisitions where the company can add meaningful value and further advance its business strategy.
The transaction includes the transition of BURNCO Landscape’s management team and employees to SiteOne in addition to the assets. No job losses are projected as part of the transaction.
“We are very excited about the prospect of joining SiteOne to advance our business’s ambitious growth initiatives,” said Morgan Martel, currently President of BURNCO Landscape, who will lead the new entity. “SiteOne has a proven track record of acquiring businesses that provide strong future growth potential. While it’s difficult for me and our employees to say goodbye to the BURNCO organization, this is the best outcome for all parties.”
Doug Black, Chairman and CEO of SiteOne, said, “We are pleased to add the established and respected BURNCO Landscape Centres business to our ever-growing SiteOne family of companies. BURNCO expands our product offering to now include hardscapes and landscape supplies in Western Canada to complement our current Irrigation and Agronomics capabilities. We are also thrilled to have Morgan and his very talented team join us as we push forward on our mission of being the best full-line distributor to landscape professionals in the U.S. and Canada.”
BURNCO and its operations continue to operate within the protocols of each of its jurisdictions as an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic supplying products and services to enable the construction sector to remain operational.
BURNCO Rock Products Ltd is a fourth generation family business established in Calgary in 1912 by James F. Burns. The company has operations in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Texas and Colorado. Headquartered in Calgary, BURNCO produces high-quality aggregate, paving asphalt and ready-mix concrete for its valued customers. For more information, visit www.burnco.com.
SiteOne Landscape Supply, Inc. (NYSE: SITE) is the largest and only national wholesale distributor of landscape supplies in the United States with a growing presence in Canada. Its customers are primarily residential and commercial landscape professionals who specialize in the design, installation and maintenance of lawns, gardens, golf courses and other outdoor spaces. Visit www.siteone.com for information.
For General Inquiries: Scott Burns Chairman and CEO, BURNCO ( 403) 255-2600
For Media Inquiries: Stephen Lewis NATIONAL Public Relations (403) 472-6574
Watch video message with executives Scott Burns and Morgan Martel here.
We appreciate your business and ongoing support in these fast-changing and unprecedented times! As leader and owner of a business that survived the Spanish flu of 1918 and periods of emergency since, we know there is embedded resiliency in humankind and have faith in our ability to continue to serve you. BURNCO’s values require us to help you and your employees remain safe, while living the Burns’ family motto of “Ever Ready.”
As have you, we have been closely monitoring the news sources relating to the spread of the COVID-19 virus along with the regulatory responses of all levels of Government. We can assure you the safety and well-being of our teams and our clients are paramount and remain our key priority. We have and continue to take steps to minimize exposure and spread of the now widely communicated risks and are nimbly developing business continuity plans to ensure continuing operations, within the bounds of changing regulation. With this in mind I’d like to share some important updates in our operational stance with you:
• BURNCO personnel: So far we are healthy and do not currently have any confirmed cases of COVID-19 within our employee ranks. However, out of an abundance of caution we have cancelled all non-essential travel and have taken many steps to limit potential exposures including a requirement for social distancing and mandatory hygiene protocols.
• Operations – Products and Services: To date, there has been no impact to our operational capability and the construction materials products and services BURNCO supplies, but we anticipate needing to be creative to stay within the bounds of changing regulation and appropriate behavior. I encourage your team to stay in contact with ours by phone or thru digital means as we normally would while we endeavor to operate within the bounds of safety and regulatory regimes mandated in each jurisdiction. Our intent is to continue to supply you with the high-quality products and services you have come to expect from BURNCO without interruption.
• Remote working capabilities: We have enacted robust systems and processes enabling many of our people to work remotely, while retaining responsiveness. We have limited access as well as physical attendance of our personnel at our offices and now have many of our Sales, Management, and Administrative staff working from remote locations or at home, while still being connected and available to you.
• Our respective offices/worksites: While limiting attendance at our offices, we also are intending to create social distance by not physically attending at yours, avoiding social settings, and following your related site protocols; yet remain accessible by telephone or through virtual meetings.
• Monitoring the situation: Our Leadership team is meeting daily or more frequently to closely monitor the situation locally, regionally and globally. Efforts include daily meetings, review, and communication of the guidance issued by our Governments and trusted sources including local health officials. Should there be material changes in our ability to work with you and your team, we will endeavor to reach out to you and request your reciprocation as we surmount this pandemic together.
We wish to support you in your need to keep your business running smoothly as you adjust to these changing circumstances. Please communicate with us how we may best do so and, while focusing on the matters immediately at hand, look forward to your fast growth in the coming months! Please let us know if there is any way we can help and I’ll ask our representatives to reach out to you ensuring we are anticipating and meeting your needs.
ANNOUNCEMENT – BURNCO Landscape Centres Inc. acquires Canar Rock Products of Edmonton and Red Deer.
BURNCO Landscape Centres Inc. has acquired the assets and business of Canar Rock Products in both Red Deer and Edmonton. Canar has been providing landscape supplies to the Edmonton market for 30+ years, and then expanded into Red Deer around 10 years ago.
Morgan Martel, Vice President of BURNCO Landscape Centres Inc. said “BURNCO is very excited to come together with another Alberta-based, family owned business in Canar. They have built a long-standing reputation as a preferred destination to purchase landscape supplies for both landscape contractors and homeowners alike. We plan to continue the long-standing relationships that Canar has built with its customers, and hope to expand upon the services and selection that have been traditionally offered”.
BURNCO Landscape Centres is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BURNCO Rock Products Ltd. BURNCO is a fourth generation family business established in Calgary, Alberta in 1912. The company has operations throughout Western Canada, Texas and Colorado supplying ready-mix concrete, aggregates, asphalt and landscape supplies to a broad range of customers.
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BURNCO Landscape Centres Inc. Acquires D&J Paving Stones Plus Ltd. of Regina
BURNCO Landscape Centres Inc. has acquired the assets and business of D&J Paving Stones Plus Ltd. of Regina, Saskatchewan. D&J has been providing landscape supplies to the Regina and Southern Saskatchewan market for over 20 years.
Morgan Martel, Vice President of BURNCO Landscape Centres Inc. said “we are very pleased to be entering the Regina market through this acquisition. We plan to continue the long standing relationships that D&J has built with its customers, and hope to expand upon the services and selection that D&J has traditionally offered”.
BURNCO Landscape Centres is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BURNCO Rock Products Ltd. BURNCO Rock Products Ltd. is a fourth generation family business established in Calgary, Alberta in 1912. The company has operations throughout Western Canada, Texas and Colorado supplying ready-mix concrete, aggregates, asphalt and landscape supplies to a broad range of customers.
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In order to eligible for consideration, products used to transform the landscape must be purchased from BURNCO Landscape Centres. The work must be completed within the competition deadline (June 1, 2016 – August 15, 2016).
Winners will be decided by our BURNCO Landscape team, and contacted directly. By posting images using this hashtag, BURNCO may choose to use these images in the future for advertising or promotion purposes. The first place winner will be able to pick up their Expocrete Weston Stone Fire Pit at the closest BURNCO location, however delivery is not included. The second and third place winners will also be able to pick up their gift cards at the closest BURNCO location.
The contest is open to people in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan, since this is where our BURNCO Landscape Centres are located. Contest closes August 15th, 2016.
CALGARY, AB, May 5, 2016 — In response to the devastation caused by forest fires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, BURNCO Rock Products announced today a donation of $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal.
BURNCO has been a part of the Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo communities for the past twenty years and currently employs approximately 40 people in the company’s ready mix concrete and landscape supply operations at the north end of the city and on oil sands project sites.
“Many of our employees, customers, suppliers and friends are facing uncertainty right now through the ravages of this disaster,” said Mike Powell, CEO of BURNCO Rock Products. “We are grateful to the Canadian Red Cross for all they’re doing and are proud to support their efforts with our donation.”
About BURNCO Rock Products
BURNCO is a 104 year old Alberta-based multinational construction materials business. We supply high quality aggregates, ready mix concrete, asphalt and landscape supplies to help our valued customers improve their communities in Western Canada and Texas.
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BURNCO Rock Products Ltd is pleased to announce that all of the operating assets of BURNCO’s Landscape Division have now been transferred to a new, wholly-owned subsidiary company, BURNCO Landscape Centres Inc (BURNCO Landscape). BURNCO Landscape will continue to provide high quality hardscape and bulk materials to contractors and retail customers from our locations in Langley, Surrey, West Kelowna, Calgary, Balzac, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Edmonton, Fort McMurray and Saskatoon.
We also take pleasure in announcing that Morgan Martel, who has been with BURNCO since 2000, has been promoted to Vice President, BURNCO Landscape Centres Inc. Morgan was previously the Manager of the Landscape Division and he will continue to report to Wil Fedirko, Chief Operating Officer.
For more information regarding BURNCO Landscape Centres Inc, please visit our website at BURNCOlandscape.com
Michael Powell, CA
Chief Executive Officer
BURNCO Rock Products Ltd