Five years ago, when Frank Andrée and Chantal Lapalme purchased the DirectBuy of Ottawa club, they had a mission: to show consumers in the greater Ottawa area a brand new way to save on home improvement projects, home furnishings and accessories. After just a few short years, Andrée and Lapalme led the Ottawa club to top honors for sales, service and merchandise volume.
In late 2008, Lise and Regis Girard joined the ownership team and continued the winning tradition, ranking number two in Merchandise Sales for 2009 among Canadian DirectBuys—including a top ranking for merchandise sales among Canadian clubs for the month of May. Additionally, Ottawa has ranked in the top 5 for all clubs for membership sales in each of the past 6 months.
“The growth we’ve experienced since we opened our doors five years ago is a little hard to fathom. Not only have we grown in terms of the number of our members, but also in the number of manufacturers who want to sell their products through DirectBuy,” said Regis Girard, co-owner of DirectBuy of Ottawa. “In finishing first in merchandise sales for May, I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our anniversary. Frankly, I’m even more excited about the next five years.”
As the leading members-only home improvement and home furnishings club, DirectBuy of Ottawa offers direct insider pricing on products ranging from light fixtures to televisions to kitchen cabinets, all from more than 500 manufacturers and their authorized suppliers. DirectBuy also offers design services to its members, as well as a listing of local contractors who offer installation services to DirectBuy members, many times at a discounted rate.
“Our five years in business have not only given us the opportunity to help families create the home of their dreams, but to also establish ourselves as part of the local business community and as a contributor to local charities,” said Girard. “We look forward to further cultivating those relationships with our customers and the community as we build toward even bigger and better things in the years to come.”
DirectBuy of Ottawa has helped consumers enjoy enormous savings on home furnishings, home improvement items, entertainment and outdoor products, and accessories, by providing an avenue to purchase directly from the manufacturer. Conveniently located at 1392 Cyrville, Road in Gloucester, Ontario, DirectBuy offers consumers a comfortable, country-club setting, where they finally have the financial control of buying direct.
Consumers who are interested in joining DirectBuy of Ottawa are encouraged to attend an exclusive Open House event, which is designed to educate families about DirectBuy’s unique business model. The Open House also helps consumers better understand how DirectBuy members avoid traditional retail markup when purchasing brand-name merchandise.
To request a “Free Insider’s Guide to Buying Direct” and a Visitor’s Pass to learn more about the superior value and benefits of a DirectBuy membership, visit www.directbuy.com.
For more than 38 years, DirectBuy has been showing hundreds of thousands of consumers unparalleled ways to save as they shop for virtually everything for in and around their homes – from furnishings, home improvement and flooring, to entertainment and outdoor products, accessories and much, much more. With more than 160 locations in North America, DirectBuy offers its members access to approximately 500 brand-name manufacturers and their authorized suppliers in Canada, and more than 700 brand-name manufacturers and authorized suppliers in the United States.
Consumers interested in seeing DirectBuy’s savings, service and selection up close may obtain a Visitor’s Pass to attend an Open House by visiting www.directbuycares.com.
Locations of DirectBuy by province are:
DirectBuy of Calgary Unit 17 3900 106th Ave. SE, Calgary, 403-543-1620
DirectBuy of Edmonton, 10427 174 St. NW, Edmonton, 780-413-8242
DirectBuy of Greater Vancouver, 91 Golden Drive Unit #1, Coquitlam, 604-552-5252
DirectBuy of Central Okanagan, #5 2260 Hunter Rd, Kelowna, 250-763-4130
DirectBuy of Winnipeg, 180-117 King Edward Street East, Winnipeg, 204-925-4190
DirectBuy of New Brunswick, 950 Mountain Road, Moncton, 506-384-3009
DirectBuy of Halifax, 60 Williams Avenue, Dartmouth, 902-446-4355
DirectBuy of Toronto Northwest, 2500 Williams Parkway E Unit 37, Brampton, 905-793-0639
DirectBuy of Ottawa, 1392 Cyrville Road, Ottawa, 613-749-2700
DirectBuy of London, 4093 Meadowbrook Dr. Unit 108, London, 519-652-0552
DirectBuy of Toronto North, 205 Torbay Road, Unit #2, Markham, 905-948-1911
DirectBuy of Mississauga, 4120 Ridgeway Drive Unit 26, Mississauga, 905-608-9244
DirectBuy of Kingston, 1121 John Counter Blvd, Kingston, 613-545-1200
DirectBuy of Toronto East, 1735 Bayly Unit 17, Pickering, 905-839-7747
DirectBuy of Hamilton – Niagara, 589 Barton St, Suite 102, Stoney Creek, 905-643-8271
DirectBuy of Toronto Downtown, 20 Banigan Drive, Toronto, 416-467-0078
DirectBuy of Waterloo, 755 Bridge St. Ste. 14, Waterloo, 519-885-3231
DirectBuy of Windsor, 2705 Kew Drive, Windsor, 519-945-3200
DirectBuy of Barrie, 320 Bayfield Street Unit 63, Barrie, 705-719-2999
DirectBuy of Saskatoon, 201 Robin Crescent, Saskatoon, 306-683-3490