From foundation to the finishing touches, we assist home builders and owners with the materials they need to complete their projects.
"Our customers . . . without them we are nothing." - the late Craig Truax
“Prout's Building Centre, serving customers with honesty and integrity since 1873.” Mike Warren
Jeremy Truax and Mike Warren have partnered to bring greater experience and quality to your building projects.
When you trust the Truax and Prout Brand you are guaranteed to find a detail oriented, building material retailer focused on offering a broad range of services and building material for your next project. As locally owned and operated businesses within their respective communities, Prout and Truax have been serving Southwestern Ontario and into Eastern Michigan for a combined history of over 180 years.
As a member of Timber Mart, one of the largest building material retailers in Canada, we supply a vast selection and offer competitive pricing on all our building materials. We take pride in running our business and that pride is reflected in the quality products and service we give our customers.
Truax Lumber and Building Materials: Where Building is a Family Tradition
The Truax Lumber and Building Centre was originally established in 1933 by Ken Truax, in Leamington, later progressing into a Lumber and Construction company in Leamington. Building became family tradition when Craig Truax took the family business into the Building Supply and Lumber direction. It was however the vision of Jeremy Truax to build on the strength and experience taking Truax Lumber to its current home in Kingsville where the brand has grown and developed into the Lumber, Building and Materials Store that it is today along with the new high-end Design Centre expansion into Windsor.
Truax Design Centre was born in response to the demand from builders and homeowners to build a showroom where “all the details were under one roof.” Jeremy Truax opened the Truax Design Centre which was a natural extension of Truax Lumber.
Prout Lumber and Building Materials: A Strong History of Excellence
After more than a century in business, Prout Lumber and Building Centre has evolved from a local sawmill and custom door and window manufacturer into a leading building supply centre. Founded in Strathroy in 1873 by R. Prout and Son Ltd., The Prout Building Centre has built its future on a foundation of quality and service. The Prout business philosophy has always been driven by four basic fundamentals: unrelenting reliability, consistent quality in products and service, total customer satisfaction, and keeping pace with progress. That philosophy has continued to this day as we strive to exceed customer expectations through personalized service with customized products, dedicated sales people and highly skilled trades’ personnel.
Prout's also offers customers the Design Centre Experience with a location in Strathroy.