Vince Cavallo: Under One Roof
Whether you’re looking for granite or quartz countertops, lumber expertise or bathroom vanities, Lumberland North is a one-stop shop for renovating your home.
With a story that goes back 50 years, Brampton, Ont.- based Lumberland North knows what its doing. The list of companies for which its an authorized dealer include Toto, Victoria & Albert, American Standard, Fairmont Designs, Bagno Italia, Kohler, Brizo, Cabano, Fleurco, Delta, and Moen, to name a few. And, with its loyal customer base and sister store Vanity Source, which houses one of the largest displays of vanities in Ontario, the company is an important staple in the home-renovation sector.
Featuring on-site manufacturing and installation of quartz and granite, and one of the largest porcelain tile and slab varieties in Ontario, Lumberland North is a seamless experience through and through. “We’re a one-stop shop where we can start with the rough right up to the finishings of your home,” says Vince Cavallo, owner of Lumberland North and Vanity Source.
There are a number of reasons Lumberland North has become such a success. First, it has a wealth of knowledge and services. Taking a look at what the team offers is like exploring an à la carte menu. The store stocks all the material to build your home from the ground up, all the way to its final finishes.
The knowledge comes from the store’s staff members, who have been with the company for close to 25 years and know the products they’re selling inside out. It’s these pillars of knowledge that have attracted a returning customer base, the public and contractors, as well as architects and designers who use the space as a staple in their projects.
As well as having such variety, Lumberland North puts a lot of time into ensuring it’s as up-to-date as possible. Cavallo travels to trade shows across North America and Europe, so the boutique’s on the cutting edge of what’s trending, both now and in the future. “We have our vignettes to show our customers how it looks as a finished product and we’re constantly changing that,” Cavallo continues. “As things fade out, new designs and styles come in. We change with those new trends.”
Even when it came to the pandemic, when people switched the time they spent travelling to staying at home, Cavallo was prepared, being able to plan ahead so they’d have available stock, supplies and could cater to the surge in interest.
While it was Cavallo’s father, Antonio, and his brothers who initially founded the business, today Cavallo, owner, and his cousin, Massimo Careri, manager, together run the company. As well as being well-known in the industry, Careri’s been involved in the company for 40 years, travelling alongside Cavallo and making important business decisions every day.
“This is in our blood — helping people, talking to people, making relationships,” Cavallo says. “What we do is founded on passion. We love what we do.”