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shop Convex Energy Inc. was founded in March of 1978 by Mr. Leo Lalonde and Mr. Bernard Charron. With the opening of Convex, growth and opportunity became abundant, which required more warehouse space prompting the lease of 1549 Chatelain including Breezehill Ave but all the while maintaining 1555 Chatelain as the main branch.

Within five (5) years Convex Energy exceeded many expectations, including the buy out of Mr. Charron leaving Mr. Leo Lalonde as sole proprietor of Convex Energy Inc. With business growing at such a rapid rate, many new products were acquired such as, Keeprite, Olsen, Newmac, Lincoln Barriere, Brock including an increase of parts inventory. New premises were required to house such a growing inventory. With a larger inventory, warehouse expansion was much needed, hence 1771 Woodward Dr. became the new home of Convex Energy Inc. with an employment growth of 5 employees in 1978 to 25 employees in 1991. The sheet metal shop was also working at full capacity by then and in 2000, Convex Energy Gatineau was opened to increase the service within the Ottawa and Outaouais regions with a staff of 10 in the Quebec branch.

Over a period of thirty five (35) years in business we have gathered a qualified team of experienced employees, many trained under the watchful eye of Mr. Lalonde himself, to which he lost his battle to heart disease in June of 2008. Today Convex Energy Inc. continues with pride with the second generation (Michel Lalonde) at the helm, servicing many an old and new customer alike. Mr. Lalonde’s (Leo) vision of allowing the contractor all the opportunities for growth and prosperity continues to be our focus. Remaining wholesalers to the contractor only, we continue in keeping Leo’s vision a priority all the while respecting and appreciating the loyalty of so many over this thirty (35) year period. Our inventory also continues to increase with new and innovative products in keeping with today’s technology. Our delivery service which includes a 150 mile radius in the Ottawa and Quebec regions has also allowed us to reach many remote areas.

We are looking forward to many more years of continued business with the contractor, to which their input and requirements are first and for most our priority.