About us

Our History 1898 – 2018 | 120 years

It was in 1898 that George C. Goodfellow first entered the lumber industry. Within four short years, he had established Goodfellow’s first lumber yard in Montreal. By researching and seeking out new markets, a long-lasting relationship developed with a major wood user at that time – the automobile industry for frames and running boards.

Charles Goodfellow took over the reins of the company in the late 40’s and then in turn to his brother George C. in 1970. In the late 80’s, Charles’s son Richard took over and led the company until retirement in 2014. Patrick Goodfellow, Richard’s son is now our new president as we go into our 120th year. He his assisted by a strong experienced team across the country.

 

 

Through the years, Goodfellow expanded its horizons across Canada and around the world, constantly strengthening its customer base and diversifying its range of products. Then, as now, the lumber business, hardwoods and timber in particular, were the cornerstones of our trade. But in the face of changing times, Goodfellow has kept pace and innovated within the industry. Today Goodfellow remanufactures and distributes a wide range of lumber and wood products that meet and surpass the new realities of environmental concerns and market needs.

Today, Goodfellow’s head office in Delson, QC, is well situated on Montreal’s south shore. This giant central yard is the home to our processing and storage plants. Our year-based team of technical specialists work in partnership with our customers to provide not only products, but solutions. This is where Goodfellow’s one hundred years of experience has built a foundation for tomorrow.

Our Mission

Goodfellow has long been the leader in the processing and distribution of Exotic Woods, Douglas Fir, Construction Timber, Cedar, Pine and Hardwoods. We distribute a wide range of flooring, siding and decking products. Our line also includes pressure-treated lumber, glue-laminated wood beam structures, wood sidings, and a complete range of plywood and speciality wood panels. We also distribute a variety of wood and construction related products. Goodfellow provides custom orders prepared in our own remanufacturing plants, assuring rapid “Just in Time” deliveries throughout North America.

At Goodfellow, we are “The Wood Specialists”. Our ability to adapt to customer needs has earned us a reputation as an outstanding wood product source. Our expertise and flexibility has resulted in solid working relationships with our customers. Every stage of processing raw wood into quality lumber products is strictly controlled. Selection, drying, processing, pressure treating, packaging and delivery. We monitor every phase to meet our customers’ needs. The combination of our financial strength, our technical expertise, and our capability in inventory management within the supply chain allows us to efficiently meet the exacting demands of our customers.

 Worldwide Resources

Our Regional Distribution Centres maintain large inventories. Strategically located in Deer Lake, Dartmouth, Moncton, Quebec City, Ottawa, Campbellville, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver. They are ideally situated to promptly service all regions of Canada and adjacent U.S. border areas. Our trucking fleet is the most modern on the road. Our Curtainside-Trailers are specially adapted for the ease and efficiency of loading and off-loading our products as well as assuring quality delivery in all types of weather. We also have distribution centres in the U.S. and U.K. and we export and import products to and from all continents.

Environmental Policy

GOODFELLOW INC. is committed to conducting business in an environmentally responsible manner.

To fulfil this commitment, we:

  • Operate our business to meet or surpass all relevant regulated environmental requirements and subscribe to all codes of practice;
  • Set objectives, targets and action plans and use processes, practices, materials and products chosen to avoid or control adverse effects on the environment;
  • Identify responsibilities and accountabilities for employees for safe and environmentally sound work practices;
  • Monitor effectiveness and review environmental programs, objectives and targets with the goal of ensuring continual improvement;
  • Sell only forest products from environmentally responsible producers;
  • Distribute an increasing variety of products with recognized ecological certifications;
  • Are an FSC® certified company;
  • Are members of Canadian organizations for packaging reduction (Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ)), Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba (MMSM), and Stewardship Ontario.