Earle Ziegler, an old barn and a crowbar. This was the start...
of an idea and a dream that became a reality and a success. It began as a hobby making ladders, lawn furniture, rebuilding farm sleighs, and turning out whiffle trees, neck yokes, etc. But soon it turned into a business, and Earle had to decide whether to stay in farming or concentrate on his natural love for the tools and woodworking trade. In 1946 Earle purchased the Bert Tupling Fix-It Shop, a building 28'x45'. and on April 1, 1947, Ziegler Woodworking and Supplies started its business. Port Elgin continued to grow, as more people purchased lots and built homes.
In 1957, land was purchased for the new premises of Ziegler Lumber on the property next to the existing building.
From 1946 to the present day, Ziegler Lumber continues to provide small-town personal attention along with a very wide range of products to meet all your building needs. Check out our online catlaogue. If you don't see what you need, call us. If we don't have in stock, we'll get it for you! You'll come for the service and you'll keep coming back for our very competitive pricing.
People ask us, how can Ziegler Lumber be so competitive? We're one of the founding members of Castle, Canada's fastest growing LBM buying group.
Since 1963, builders, contractors and consumers have been relying on Castle Building Centres Group as their building supply partner. Whether you're looking for lumber, building materials (LBM), hardware or advice, hundreds of Castle dealers across Canada are trusted to deliver quality products and value.
Castle dealers own their own stores and run their own businesses - they are true independents. They buy better and have more freedom than any other LBM buying group in Canada. They know their communities, their customers and their needs. That's why Castle members are growing and succeeding across Canada.