McAdam Home & Building Centre Ltd. has been owned and operated since 1986 by husband and wife team, Don and Rhonda Doherty.
Don is no stranger to this business. During his high school years he had the privilege of working with the previous owner, W. Holly Lister. At the time, the business was known as Lister and Embleton and was a general merchandise business. Following his retirement from Scotiabank six years ago, he was able to join Rhonda, who is originally from Barbados, in the day to day running of the business. Extensive renovations have been carried out over the years and updates are constantly being made. At the same time, attempts have been made to keep some of the original charm from yesterday. Today the primary sales are in hardware and building products and also in the Garden Centre, which was added two years ago.
While living in Ontario, Don and Rhonda learnt of the passing of the previous owner, Holly Lister and the decision was made to purchase the business and move with their 4 year old and 14 month old sons to McAdam. Both of their sons grew up helping and working in the business but have since moved on to follow their dreams. Today they have three grand-children all of whom enjoy helping when they visit. Sweeping the floor, in their estimation, seems to be the first step in learning the ropes.
Over the years, Don and Rhonda have mentored many students who worked with them in the business and who have all gone on to be responsible citizens. They participate in the Co-Op Program for High School students and the Canada Summer Jobs Program which helps employ a student for the summer. They find developing the next generation is one of the enjoyable aspects of running a business and consider this as part of their community contribution.
Serving their customers on a day to day basis has been a privilege for this husband and wife team. They truly enjoy the relationships they have developed over the years with their customers. As a result of these relationships, they work hard every day to try to improve the service and build on the trust customers both inside and outside the community have placed in the business.
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Address: 8 Highland Avenue, McAdam, NB E6J 1H6