Gillfor Distribution Inc., a leading building products distributor in Canada, has partnered with Tando Composites to distribute Beach House Shake and TandoStone as exterior cladding solutions throughout their 14 distribution locations. Headquartered in Bolton, Ontario, Gillfor acquired AFA in 2022, expanding its service area to the entire Canadian retail, wholesale and industrial sectors.
“Tando Composites represents what our growth partnerships are all about,” said Gillfor’s Mike Schneider, VP of business development. “Collaborating on go-to-market strategies with innovative product lines is what will continue to set Gillfor apart as we move forward with Tando Composites’ unique brands.”
“We are proud and honored to have Gillfor as our national distribution partner,” said Ralph Bruno, president and CEO of Derby Building Products, Tando Composites’ parent company. “We share the same values and market strategies to drive demand. Through our partners at Gillfor, Beach House Shake and TandoStone will be easy to buy throughout Canada.”
On a recent tour of the Tando Composites facility in Quebec, Amy Hill, Gillfor’s national product manager for siding, said her expectations were exceeded. “The factory was clean, organized, professional and beautiful,” Hill said. “Being able to see and understand how their products are made, the quality control involved and meeting the people who make it happen every day was invaluable.”
Beach House Shake’s innovative composite technology provides uncompromised realism and architectural precision. It has the undeniable appearance of natural cedar shingles and will look “perfect” from the day it is installed for the life of the home.
Beach House Shake is certified for High-Velocity Hurricane Zones by Miami-Dade County. It is available in Atlantica, a silvery gray reminiscent of bleached cedar shingles; Sandcastle, a fresh white cedar; Hatteras, a deeper gray found in southern coastal regions; and Pacifica, a fresh western red cedar shingle.
TandoStone features two styles, Stacked Stone and Creek Ledgestone, in multiple colors. Each TandoStone style includes TruGrit surface technology to give it the authentic feel of stone that homeowners desire. And TandoStone can be installed quickly and easily with regular woodworking tools. The high-tech composite construction of TandoStone makes it impervious to moisture, allowing installation at ground level or roof line.