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Learn about our history and see where we are going!

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Winner !


windowOur main supplier of windows "Jeldwen" wins the Energy Star manufacturer of the year for the third consecutimve year in 2018 !

Current News:

24/7 Prices for Contractors !



Pre-approved contractors may download prices after hours on our web site. We have recently introduced a secure area of this website to help our valuable contractors.


Recent Events:

Most cottagers use pine vee joint for their ceilings or walls.

In the past couple of years, new and exciting prefinished profiles

have emerged. Check out our new displays !


This is a live Google Map of our location. Click in or out to view our location.We are conveniently located near the main street in Haliburton. If you click on "Directions", you can let Google calulate your route.

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Video of Yard



Enjoy our little video of our sales desk.



In the Beginning:

There was bush! In 1864, the first settlers came to Haliburton and settled on this piece of land first because of the river. A series of mills were on the site over the years until W.O. Bailey constructed a veneer mill in 1945. His daugher Lois married Wm. (Bill) Emmerson in 1953 and the Emmerson Lumber legacy was started in 1957.


The Growing Years:

We have complimentary books entitled "The Mill Reserve" that gives a history of the company. From humble beginnings, the company now employs 36 people and has a Rent-All department. We celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2007 and we had a replica of our first delivery truck on display. You can even download a .pdf file of the book (33 pages) if you wish. Great for history buffs !

Where we're going:

With a keen interest in keeping abreast of building practice changes and technology, we have been able to keep to the forefront in the building business.In 2015, we acquired a second location in Carnarvon, Ontario to serve you better !

Thank you for taking interest in our business!

You can view pictures of the company on our Photo Gallery page.




We are proudly a member of the Castle Building Centres Group Ltd. co-operative. All of our 280 stores across Canada are independently owned and operated. To find a Castle dealer in another area, feel free to visit the Castle corporate website.


logo We are also a member of the Haliburton County Homebuilders Association. The HCHBA is a voluntary organization which represents the local housing industry. Established in 1991, the HCHBA groups together builders, renovators, suppliers, trade contractors, landscapers, excavators, and other professionals whose goal is to ensure the long term success of the local residential construction industry. The Haliburton County Home Builders Association is a strong, positive representative body for the housing industry which is recognized by consumers and government agencies. It is supported at the local, provincial and national levels with affiliations with the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders' Associations. The HCHBA is an association which strives not only to understand its members needs and support their success but also to support the success of the community at large. They are proud supporters of the local area food banks.


showWe are pleased to announce that we have a booth in the Spring and Fall Cottage LIfe Shows, held in Toronto, Ontario. If you plan on attending the show, this is a good opportunity to renew acquaintances or talk to us about your next project. We look forward to seeing you there!

Visit the Cottage Life website to get times and dates.

We usually have a booth at the Haliburton Home Show which is held on the last weekend in May every year.


Community Events


Haliburton County is a lively place. Our county hosts a website with a listing of community events. Click here to see what is happening !

There is also another site that is dedicated to community events, Visit FYI Haliburton.


Local Weather



Ckick here for a full forecast.


Gift Cards



Yes, we have gift cards! There is no expiry and you can use it multiple times.





Hours of Opening

Fall Hours: Monday- Friday 7:00-5:00, Sat 8:00-5:00( Until Thanksgiving)

Sundays Closed (except the May Victoria Day Sunday)

Please be advised that our Carnarvon location is open on Sundays in the summer (until labour day)

Winter Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30-5:00-

From December 2nd Saturdays 9:00-3:00 to mid April .

Closed all other Statutory Holidays.See main page for special hours.

Contact us by going to the "Contact" page.

Community Service

During the year, we contribute to the following organizations in the form of donations, prizes advertising or some type of support:

B.I.A. for Haliburton- Santa Claus Parade, Colourfest

Camp Northland- Film Fundraiser

Camp Wanikita Fundraiser

Cannings Lake Publication and Regatta

Central Ontario Wolves- Youth Hockey

Community Safety Net- Books for Kids

Drag Lake Property Owners Association Directory

Ducks Unlimited- Annual Auction/Hockey Tournament

Esson Lake Regatta

Food Bank Garden- John Teljeur

Haliburton County Fair

Haliburton County Homebuilders Assocaition- Hockey & Golf Tournament

Haliburton County Snowmobile Association

Haliburton Curling Club

Haliburton Fire Department- Golf Tournament

Haliburton Fish Hatchery

Haliburton Health Services Foundation

Haliburton Highlands Secondary School Scholarship Award

Haliburton Hospital Auxiliary

Haliburton Legion- Book for Kids

Harcourt Park Inc.- Monte Carlo Night

Heart and Stroke Association- Big Bike Event

Highlands East Fire Department-Fundraiser

Highlands Summer Theatre

Highland Storm Hockey

Haliburton Water Festival

Hike Haliburton

Kash Dash

Kashagawigamog Lake Association- Advertising

Koshlong Lake Publication

Lake Wilbermere Association

Legion Golf Tournament

Maple Lake United Church

McKechnie Prostate Golf Fundraiser

Medeba Camp- Donations

Minor Hockey Association

Minden Fire Department

Minden Kinsmen Truck Show

Minden Rotary Club Auction

Ontario Child Safety Network

Ontario Senior Winter Games

Percy Lake Cottagers Association

Places for People Project Materials and Bowl a Thon

Rails End Gallery Fundraising Events

Razzmatazz Kids Shows

Redstone Lake Publication

Relay for Life

Rotary Club of Haliburton- Fireworks/Auction

Sir Sams Mens Ski Day

Scotty Morrison Tournament for Community Care

Those Other Movies

Youth Unlimited

Victoria Allin Backpack Program

Volunteer Dental Outreach

Water Ambassadors Charity Golf Tournament

Wilberforce Fair

 Emmerson Dam

Although rolled into a seperate company, many people have an interest in the concrete dam that is located at the back of our property. A seperate website explains this.

 Accessibility Customer Service Plan


If you are interested in our policy, click here to open up a .pdf file.