AMRE Supply is a network of warehouse locations across Canada stocking parts, equipment, and supplies required by homeowners, service contractors and professional property operators. With 12 locations in the market, our clients can enjoy express same day service at all locations or have their order shipped same day from any of our shipping locations located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, or Ontario.
With a team size of over 200 employees, many of whom have been with the company over 10 years, the ability to solve a wide variety of unique and not-so-unique challenges has become the trademark of our success. Combine this with the support and data resources from many well known brand names in many different market channels and it's easy to understand why we have the reputation of being Canada's Parts Pros.
AMRE strives to provide the knowledge to assist our clients in solving almost any repair or replacement challenge. Our industry leading website features over 50,000 items with the information you need to get the job done. Technical information, breakdowns, instructions, SDS, repair and product videos, and digital and printed catalogs are just the start.
We believe in Original Factory Specified parts and whenever possible, stock these parts or products to ensure our clients receive the parts engineered specifically for their equipment. AMRE Supply also inventories many hard to find or no longer available parts for brands that are engineered to original specifications by quality manufacturers.
Our goal is simple, provide exceptional service, have the products required by our clients in stock, and provide ‘easy to do business' transaction processes. We are continually seeking ways to improve our business so our clients can enjoy each and every experience when they select AMRE Supply as their number one source for products and parts.
Walter Swane, after 20 years of employment as the Service & Parts Manager for the Hudson Bay, knew that with a commitment to provide service contractors a convenient source for appliance parts, an independently owned wholesaler could exist in Canada. With this, AMRE Supply was born. Founded under the name U.A.P.D., Walter and associates opened the first branch in Edmonton, Alberta in 1968. The name, U.A.P.D., simply stood for Universal Appliance Parts Distributors.
Outgrowing the first location within 3 years, U.A.P.D. expanded the Edmonton operation and opened a second location in Calgary, Alberta during the same year.
In 1975, the Edmonton branch again relocated to a larger facility and a third location was opened in Vancouver, BC. However, with the move into British Columbia, a name conflict with an existing business occurred and U.A.P.D. was renamed AMRE Supply Co. Ltd. The new name stood for the four major product groups AMRE Supply at that time sold.
Throughout the next 4 decades, our AMRE Supply family has grown with locations opening in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, more locations opening in Ontario, and branches moving and expanding within BC and Alberta.
Sadly, in the spring of 2008 our founder, Walter, passed away at the age of 95. He worked almost every day until his passing. His work ethic, ingenuity, and positive attitude still continue to motivate and drive our teams in keeping Walters legacy of providing second to none quality and service to AMRE clients alive. AMRE Supply proudly continues to be a Canadian, family owned and operated business, that has now been handed down three generations.
Our next exciting step is building and opening MEGACentre locations. These MEGACentre’s feature more product lines, open self-serve shelving, relaxing coffee centres, and free Wi-fi to help you organize your day. You can visit our MEGACentre’s in Edmonton, Calgary, Richmond, and Mississauga. Locations found in Surrey, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Hamilton, London, Scarborough, and Windsor continue to provide the fast, dependable and knowledgeable service AMRE is known for.
Our 50th anniversary in 2018 also brought one BIG exciting change. AMRE Supply was acquired by Wolseley Canada. Our next adventure with Wolseley offers the opportunity for expansion with further market reach and product offerings. Wolseley Canada represents an excellent fit for all aspects of AMRE's business, including a company culture with similar values and guiding principles that still embody the original business values that AMRE Supply was founded on.