Nov 16th, 2020
ABOUT US – 50 Years
1971-2021: The Brick Turns 50!
The Brick started in 1971 as a single furniture store in downtown Edmonton, Alberta. 50 years later, you can shop with us from coast-to-coast. We serve Canadians from Victoria to St. John’s and operate over 209 locations and seven distribution centres. We are proud to have maintained the charitable and customer-first attitude we had when we first opened 50 years ago.
Without you, our valued customer, we couldn’t have achieved this remarkable milestone. Thank you for your continued years of support!
Our 50-Year Timeline
The Brick has many fond memories to reflect on, and we would like to share some of them with you:
The Brick Warehouse opens.
The first distribution centre opens.
Drawing inspiration from the store’s red-brick facade, we name ourselves “The Brick Warehouse,” later shortening it to “The Brick.”
First store expansion outside of Edmonton to Fort McMurray, then later to Calgary.
The Brick makes its way to Eastern Canada for the first time, with two stores opening in Toronto Ontario.
The Brick launches Trans Global Insurance and Warranty Divisions.
Team Appreciation Day at West Edmonton Mall’s Waterpark with musical guests, The Beach Boys!
The Brick’s first annual Invitational Hockey Tournament attracts up-and-coming young hockey enthusiasts, with hundreds of players going on to play professionally since the event began.
The first Brick Franchise opens in Hinton.
Expansion into Quebec. We open five stores and a clearance centre on the same day!
The Brick purchases United Furniture Warehouse.
The Brick launches its specialty banner “Sleep Better” later named The Brick Mattress Store.
Leon’s Furniture Limited acquires The Brick. Together, we become Canada’s largest home furnishing retailer operating in every province.
Brickley is introduced to raise awareness for The Brick’s corporate charities, including Children’s Miracle Network.
The Brick launches "The Brick Field" partnership with The CFL's Edmonton Football Club and Brickley’s Club House is born. A place for families to enjoy the game at "Knothole Corner".
Working to lessen our carbon footprint, we divert 70% of our waste from landfills, saving the equivalent of 75, 742 trees and 659, 928 litres of oil.
The Brick is named Children’s Miracle Network’s “Corporate Partner of the Year” for our fundraising efforts and contributions to life-saving medical research, equipment and more.
Our first state of the art distribution center opens in Dartmouth, NS, providing inventory and service to all Leon’s Furniture Limited Brand customers in Atlantic Canada.
The Brick turns 50!
We couldn’t have done it without you!
About The Brick
Since 1971, Canadians have been choosing The Brick to furnish their homes. We're known for selling high quality household furniture, mattresses, appliances and home electronics at great prices.
Saving You More is all about value. At The Brick, our value comes from our diverse and multi-talented team. To stay on top, we are always trying to recruit friendly and energetic team members who reflect the communities we serve.
We’re highly motivated to remain the best in the business, and we show it every day by…
- Hiring exceptional people
- Choosing products that we’d be proud to own ourselves
- Negotiating the best low prices from our vendors
- Designing our stores to be friendly and easy to shop
- Delivering products right to your door
Our Motto: At The Brick, we're dedicated to saving you more.
The Brick's friendly and professional people work hard for our customers every day. Our head office is proudly based in Edmonton, Alberta, and we operate more than 209 stores across Canada. We're not just The Brick - we're also The Brick Mattress Store, The Brick Super Store and The Brick Outlet.
The Brick Group
Our company is a family of subsidiaries, including MidNorthern Appliance, a commercial and residential appliance supplier, and First Oceans, which sources furniture and other products for our business. Also part of The Brick Group is TransGlobal Service, which provides after-sales support to customers, and TransGlobal Insurance, which sells property and life insurance across Canada. TransGlobal Warranty Corp., meanwhile, administers our extended warranty programs.
Whether they work at one of our stores, in distribution centres or at our head office, our employees are driven by providing great customer service. This dedication is the foundation upon which The Brick's staff build long-lasting and meaningful careers.
Home Is Where The Heart Is
Canadians know they can find perfect places to turn their houses into homes at The Brick. Our friendly associates are experts on our extensive product lines and are always ready to help. They can find the perfect product package, so you get exactly what you need for your home without paying for products you don't want.
In 2011, we begin our partnership with Children’s Miracle Network. Since then, The Brick has raised over 8.5 million dollars for Canadian charities, including Habitat for Humanity and Breakfast for Learning.