Growing Stronger, Together
Established in 2021, the AD Canada business unit was formed to bring together four distinct Canadian AD divisions under one umbrella, with the committed goal of maximizing the growth and success of each division’s member and supplier partners. With a strong emphasis on overall impact, this business unit, which is comprised of AD Industrial & Safety - Canada, Plumbing & Heating - Canada, Electrical - Canada, and Building Supplies - Canada, seeks to invest in the futures of its partners’ operations.
AD’s Canadian operations began over three decades ago and have evolved to account for over 20% of AD’s total business with both distributor members and supplier partners steadily outpacing the market. The Canadian market represents a significant focus for AD and continued growth, in current and new markets, is a cornerstone of our long term strategic plan and success.
All of our members are Canadian owned and operated. They are local market leaders with a passion for growing their businesses through entrepreneurial thinking and strong service. As we’ve expanded together, so has our ability to create efficiencies and invest in the people and the programs that drive growth and profitability.
Every AD Canada member and supplier has a real voice in our operations. Through their AD Canada divisional boards, they oversee local operations and control all programmatic decisions. Our dedicated local associates are passionate about ensuring the success of our members and suppliers in their home country.
As we look to the future, we believe that AD is uniquely positioned to help independents and suppliers across Canada grow and prosper in an age of increasing consolidation, globalization and channel convergence. We look forward to continuing to grow stronger, together.
AD Plumbing & Heating-Canada Division
The most dynamic and innovative group of independent plumbing and heating distributors nationally, AD Plumbing & Heating-Canada is committed to accelerated growth and collective success for its valued members and suppliers.
The best way to grow any business is to build a great team and work with great companies. AD Plumbing & Heating - Canada is made up of market-leading distributors and suppliers who are dedicated to working together in the pursuit of excellence, growth and prosperity.
AD Canada has the programs, procedures and people needed to accelerate your growth, increase your profitability, and deliver vital insights and innovative ideas that move your business forward.
AD Education Centre
The AD Education Centre is a one stop e-learning platform in which our members have access to online training and educational webinars on industry products from our supplier partners. Having access to the program anytime and anywhere, the AD Education Centre is a vital resource in helping new hires and current employees enhance their product knowledge and in turn develop their career.
AD’s 40,000-square-foot warehouse location in Mississauga, ON is available to all Canadian AD divisions.
Learn more here: Distributor Warehousing | Supplier Warehousing
AD Canada Training Centre
AD’s spacious training centre located in Mississauga, ON functions as a ‘home away from home’ for AD Canada’s valued members and suppliers. The space is available for sales meetings, supplier trainings, executive sessions, or anytime you and your team are seeking a change of scenery!
Meet the AD Plumbing & Heating-Canada Team
AD Plumbing & Heating Canada is managed by a dedicated staff that follows the direction of our members and suppliers through a highly representative committee structure.
View BioRob DewarPresident
View BioBrad HarperVice President,
Finance & Operations
View BioDarryl LeeDirector of Marketing
View BioTanner DewarMember and Supplier Programs Manager
View BioLynda RideoutCustomer Service Supervisor
View BioHaly BaranMarketing & Communications Specialist
AD Canada Plumbing & Heating Divisional Board of Directors
The AD Canada Plumbing & Heating Divisional Board sets divisional strategy and reviews and approves divisional programs, new members and new manufacturers. The Board is composed of representatives from each AD Canada Plumbing & Heating network.
Canada Plumbing & Heating
Groupe Deschênes, Inc.
Groupe Deschênes Inc.
James G. Crawford
The Master Group
Andrew Sheret Purchasing Ltd.
B. A. Robinson Co. Ltd.
Howell Pipe & Supply
Bartle & Gibson