Be the leading destination for home-building projects by:
Building durable relationships in the community and with our business partners.
Offering a unique shopping experience to our customers.
Acknowledging the contribution of every member on the team.
Gaining and maintaining our clients’ trust.
Becoming a preferred partner in the realization of construction, renovation and decoration projects.
Sharing our passion.
With our bold communications plan, our strategic campaigns aimed at reaching our target customers, and our important involvement in the community, we differentiate ourselves from the competition and become the leading destination for home-building projects.
On the same level as our creativity and craftsmanship, our involvement in the community is one of the keys to our success. For our clients, going to RONA in Mont-Tremblant also means going to Forget’s!
We are fortunate to be a family of business people through five generations.
You can see us everywhere, even on the intermunicipal bus on road 117!
Despite the knowledge and skill set of each member in the organization, we could have come up against the clash of generations. The elders have left the spotlight to the next generations.
The notion of trust is ever-present throughout the family tree. Combined with respect and integrity, trust made possible the handing over of the company to the 4th generation and the inclusion of the 5th generation in sensitive sectors of the business.
We can tie the origins of the Forget family to those of pioneers in Saint-Jovite (part of today’s Mont-Tremblant). Alcide Forget was born in Saint-Sauveur on June 25th, 1883. He founds a sawmill in 1906. The family operates in the wood industry. The sawmill is fed by the ruisseau Noir (litt. Black Creek) and bordered with the railway – today’s Le P’tit Train du Nord linear park.
Claude, born March 11th, 1907, one of the four children of Alcide Forget and Euphémie Renaud, takes over from his father in 1944 by founding Claude Forget Inc. In 1956, the family opens a retail store on Ouimet Street in Saint-Jovite. Finished goods are made available to the customers in the area.
1960, year of founding of the home-building centre we know of today, marks the arrival of Gilles, Jean, Denis, Normand and Claudette, 5 of the 11 children born of Claude Forget and Bernadette Dubois. The 3rd generation takes control of the company in 1979, after Claude’s retirement. Claude passes away in 2002. From year to year, the family business undertakes several enlargements and changes, both at the sawmill and in the home building centre. In 1967, the latter becomes the 9th building materials centre to join the Dismat group.
In 1995, the number of shareholders increases from 5 to 10 with the arrival of members from the 4th generation. France, Julie and Marc, children of Gilles, along with Benoit and Caroline, children of Normand. In 2001, Geneviève, daughter of Denis Emmanuel, son of Gilles, and Valérie, daughter of Normand, join the company. Thirteen family members take part in the ownership of the company. In 2003, the home building centre is operated under the RONA banner. During the Spring of 2004, the sawmill is moved to Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré following the acquisition of a new wood exploitation site.
Claudette passes away on November 4th, 2008. A pillar of the family dies. The forestry crisis unfortunately gives an end to the sawmill in 2009. The family mourns this important part of the company.
A restructuring period follows during which numerous efforts are undertaken to adapt to the new situation, that being the retirement of Gilles and Jean, and the buy back of shares by Marc, Geneviève and Emmanuel (2012 and 2013). More recently, members of the 3rd generation retired. Normand in 2014 and Denis in 2015.
The current owners are Julie, Caroline, Valérie, France and Benoit, from the 4th generation. Continuous efforts are deployed to stand out from the competition and become the top destination for everything related to home-building. This is achieved through a targeted communication strategy, a distinctive service, a low employee turnover rate and the family’s important commitment in every field of activity of the company.