About Us - Now in our 51st Year of business

Delivering quality products and outstanding customer service are important for our entire team here at Powassan Castle - no project is too large or too small. Some of the services we provide include:

  • On site delivery with 4 wheel drive vehicles
  • Premium construction lumber for your additions, porches, garages, decks, docks, fences and more 
  • We carry premium softwood pellets
  • Large variety of Rental Equipment
  • ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) supplier
  • Supply, build and deliver docks of all kinds
  • Normerica Timberframe authorized dealer
  • Delivering quality products and outstanding customer service has been important for our entire team here at Powassan Castle Building Centre - since our beginning in 1963. No project is too large or too small. Contact us, we'd love to see you in the store or give us a call at 705-724-2749.

From Nippising News - May 2013


In these days of Big Box retailers and online purchasing, there are not many small businesses who have survived and thrived for half a century in the towns of northern Ontario. In 1963 local businessman Elwood Moore purchased assets from Mr. Fred Baechler owner of Trout Creek Planing Mill, and started his own retail lumber yard on Mill Street in Powassan. For the next number of years Powassan Planing Mill sold lumber, roofing, cement and paneling to the local clientele. The business changed hands another 3 times over the next 28 years and since 1991 has been owned and operated by Debbie Piper. Mrs. Piper’s parents Hector and Lois Joron, were one of the owners before her and changed the business name to Powassan Lumber and in 1991 it was changed to Powassan Building Center. It also became a member of the national “Castle” buying group at that time.

Castle is also celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with events planned across the country, including a draw for $50,000 cash.

Debbie and her husband Danny are both born and raised in Powassan. They also raised their two children – Beckyand Matt - in Powassan and are proud grandparents to 4 grandchildren.

The product lines have expanded to cover every material you would need to build, repair or renovate a home. Danny came to work with his wife about 10 years ago and has since developed the “Rental Stop” for equipment rental aswell as an extensive Dock building and supply division. The Pipers are very proud to say that they consider all of their customers friends. “That means we treat them assuch and it’s an honour to help them out with whatever their project is. Our staff is right there along with us going above and beyond.”

When many small town economies are suffering, it’s good to see that the people of Powassan and area support such a great business and that Powassan Building Center supports the community. Debbie and Dan invite everyone to stop by and see what they have built in 50 years, at the very same location on Memorial Park Drive east. (Click here to open the Nip. News PDF.)

We're a member of Castle, Canada's premier buying group

Castle is Canada's fastest growing lumber, building materials and commercial buying group. Since 1963, builders, contractors and consumers have been relying on Castle as their building supply partner. Whether you're looking for lumber, building materials, hardware or advice, hundreds of Castle dealers across Canada are trusted to deliver quality products and value. Castle dealers are independent.  They run their own stores and businesses.  They know their communities, their customers, and their needs.  That's why Castle members are growing and succeeding across Canada - they live in the communities they serve.  At Castle, we are your trusted building supply partner.