The wood-processing company known as Gilles Charland is part of a long family tradition. The story begins in 1945, when Arthur Charland operated a sawmill and flour mill in Saint-Chrysostome. At the time, he sawed wooden logs for individuals and made hockey sticks for CCM.
In 1969, Gilles Charland took possession of his father’s sawmill, Arthur, and perfected the services of the company. He supplied contractors and manufacturers in the region with high quality wood products. In fact, many of the surrounding houses were built with lumber from the Charland sawmill.
Over the years, the company is expanding and the family is getting larger as well. In 1994, Claude and Benoît Charland take over from their father Gilles and develop the service offered by the Gilles Charland sawmill. In 2016, Guillaume steps in for Claude and the timber production company redefines itself and establishes new strategic alliances with wood wholesalers and wood manufacturers.