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.