Effective immediately, Gallery Group of Companies is thrilled to announce the appointment of Erik Lariviere, AHC, as Director, National Specifications.
Erik began his career in 1985 working at the firm founded by his father, Yvon Lariviere. During his career at Quincaillerie Yvon Larivière Inc., Erik learned every aspect of the business from shipping through to his ultimate position as Project Manager. Erik went on to obtain his AHC in 1994 from DHI’s Geneva Park.
From 2005 - 2018, Erik expanded his project management and spec writing experience working with Quincaillerie Architecturale LaRivière, Techniporte, Canaporte to name just a few.
In 2018, Erik joined DormaKaba as one of Canada’s leading spec writers.
We are very thrilled to welcome Erik to the Gallery Group of Companies. We know that his invaluable experience, together with unmatched talent, will be an excellent resource for our customers and our team. Please join us in welcoming Erik to our team.
GALLERY GROUP OF COMPANIES ANNOUNCEMENT - March 20, 2020
DEDICATED TO CLIENT SERVICE – WE ARE HERE TO HELP
As we continue to monitor and adjust to a rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, we are adapting to allow Gallery Group of Companies to continue to provide excellent service, while safeguarding our people, clients, colleagues and communities.
Your projects and operations are extremely important to us. Our teams will continue to support our clients and their projects throughout this difficult time.
BUSINESS CONTINUITY – WE REMAIN OPERATIONAL
Work Flexibility We recognize the importance of working together to “plank the curve” and reduce the spread of COVID-19. We need to help keep our people, industry partners and communities healthy while maintaining our businesses. To do so, we will continue to take direction on all precautions from Canadian and WHO and government authorities.
To ensure we continue to support you, while working safely, we have implemented remote working capabilities to encourage social distancing.
Office, Meetings and Site Requirements
We understand some elements of work can’t be done remotely. We remain open to allow that work to continue. All face-to-face meetings at our offices will be re-scheduled to phone or video conferencing. Visits to operational sites if required, will be respected as per policies and guidelines shared relating to attendance at your premises.
We anticipate further announcements and guidance from government authorities on their response to COVID-19. This situation remains fluid, and we will continue to be responsive in adapting business to follow recommendations.
If you have questions or concerns related to the steps we are taking or continued provisions of products or services, please do not hesitate to contact us. If there is anything we can do to assist you in meeting your obligations to your clients and projects, please let us know.
We hope that you, your families and colleagues remain safe and healthy.
David Turk, CEO
March 2, 2020 We are thrilled to announce Nicole McBrayne as our new VP of Sales to the Gallery Group of Companies.
Nicole comes with a plethora of prior experience that makes her perfect for this role. She is a leader, mentor, and relationship builder. She also produces results, thinks strategically, and continually builds on success. With many years in the hospitality industry under her belt, Nicole has flourished in fast paced environments and honed her interpersonal and communication abilities. We are so excited to see Nicole’s expertise generate results in our own company.
As VP of Sales, Nicole will lead and engage a high-powered and fully integrated Sales team across Canada. She will also be responsible for growing our robust network of architects, designers, and developers. We have full confidence that Nicole will build on our current successes as well as shape the future for our Sales team for years to come.
Please join us in giving Nicole a warm welcome to the team.
David Turk, President.
April 1, 2019 Gallery Specialty Hardware and Lawrence Hardware are pleased to announce the introduction of Sandy Elliot, AHC. to our Canadian sales team, effective April 1, 2019. Sandy will be representing us for the province of Alberta. Sandy brings a wealth of industry knowledge and decades of experience as a specification writer, adding considerable depth and new focus behind our continuous efforts to support our most valued assets – our customers. Please welcome Sandy back into the family.
We encourage all of our customers, supporters or interested parties across Alberta to reach out to Sandy with any questions, thoughts, or concerns.
July 27, 2018,Lawrence Hardware Inc. is always striving to enter new markets with products that reflect its diverse and multifaceted portfolio. In May of this year, our Sealing Systems were introduced to great success, and now we are pleased to announce our new Electronic Opening Solutions. Products in this catalogue include electrified hinges, electrically locked and unlocked cylindrical/mortise locks, latch retraction exit devices, and electrified trims. Lawrence Hardware has constantly been synonymous with high quality mechanical hardware, and we are committed to evolving with the ever-changing markets, particularly in the technological field. Our vision has always been to supply the global markets with the best hardware solutions available while instilling confidence and satisfaction in all of our valued customers. The Electronic Opening Solutions will provide the convenience, comfort, and the security that suit all of our customer’s needs.
May 17, 2018, Lawrence Hardware Inc. is pleased to provide the 2018 Commercial Hardware Price Book. As all of our customers and representatives know Lawrence Hardware has launched over 20 new products and line extensions over the last year. In order to keep up with these additions it was becoming more and more difficult to keep everyone up to speed with the pricing associated with these additions. We have added may more images to Price Book in order to make ordering more simple. The New Price Book follows the same logic as the Commercial Hardware Catalogue 2017. In order to give our valued customers time to adjust to the new pricing we have made it Effective July 1, 2018. For those customers who stock product this is particularly important to know. For our Contract Hardware customers who may be working on projects please contact your representatives to discuss.
April 1, 2018, It is with great pride that we announce the addition of Sealing Systems for Doors to our extensive product offering. We have always strived to deliver first class products to the hardware industry from a mechanical and electro mechanical perspective. Sealing Systems is yet another component of the total openings solution. Lawrence Hardware released over 18 new products and line extensions in calendar year 2017. This demonstrates our steadfast commitment to being a progressive and dynamic provider of architectural door hardware to our exciting industry. The future looks bright and we are thrilled to have your ongoing support.
December 15, 2016 We are pleased to announce the release of our newly printed Lawrence Commercial Hardware Catalogue 2017. This new hard copy catalogue is a very powerful tool for use in specifying product for new projects. Designers and architects will be delighted to get this catalogue into their libraries as soon as possible. Our sturdy archival box ensures that even when the catalogue is in use there is always a prominent location reserved on the shelf for it. Contact your representative as soon as you can to order copies for you and your clients.
In conjunction with our new and improved website we think you will have all of the resources you need either a few clicks or a few pages away. This is a very comprehensive catalogue that features not only products you come to expect from Lawrence Hardware but also a number of new and exciting additions: cUL Fire Rated Butt Hinges, 3-D Adjustable Hinges, additional Designer Levers, additional options and features for Small Case and standard Mortise Locks, an updated Electronic product section and Universal Flushbolts.
Dan Cook, President of Lawrence Hardware Ltd. Is quoted as saying “many months of hard work by a dedicated team of people has made it possible to launch this exciting new catalogue just in time for 2017”.
October 1, 2016, Established in 1993 by Brian James Charette as a manufacturer’s representative; B.J. Charette and Associates set out with a goal to supply its customers with quality products and service. By not only meeting but also exceeding those goals the agency quickly grew and expanded to what is now a very successful family business.
In 2006 Brian’s son Mike joined the agency and added to its growth and overall client satisfaction. In 2016 Michael succeeded Brian to become the principal of B.J. Charette & Associates and will now continue to successfully grow into its second generation.
After over 20 years of architectural hardware expertise B.J. Charette and Associates is proud to say they have grown with our customers and manufacturers and look forward to passionately supporting the Gallery and Lawrence brands in the marketplace.
David Turk, President of Gallery Specialty Hardware group of Companies stated “we choose Mike as our representative for his experience and dedication to his job. He is widely respected in the Door Hardware Industry and is a strong addition to our sales force”