McKillican Group of Companies

McKillican International, Inc.
McKillican American, Inc.
McKillican Canadian, Inc.
Component Craft, Inc.


Corporate Address
16420-118 Avenue
Edmonton, AB CANADA
T5V 1C8

McKillican International, Inc. - Founder/CEO
Gary McKillican

McKillican International, Inc. - President/COO
Jamie Barnes

Vice President of U.S. Division
Kevin Slabaugh

Vice President of Marketing
Chris McKillican

North West Regional Manager
Paul Nystrom, LEED AP

Director of Commercial Projects
Shauna Murphy

Gary McKillican

Gary McKillican's Background

Gary started in the industry in his late teens and worked for Fyfe Smith Hardwoods, a company which had its beginnings on the West Coast of Canada importing hardwood lumber from the early 1900's.

Gary began his career in the warehouse and progressively worked in all elements of distribution including the order desk, outside sales, and eventually into leadership and management.

Along the way, Gary was given the opportunity to be the hardwood buyer for the company and travelled extensively to mills in the Eastern United States and Canada. This provided Gary with a heartfelt respect for the forests and the people who work in the industry.

"I really appreciate the forest lands in North America, the people, and companies who make their livelihood there... they are a marvelous group of companies and people. These opportunities and experiences have been the foundation of my love of the wood industry and respect for the environment."

Company History

In 1978, Gary started McKillican Hardwood Limited and carried on the distribution of hardwood lumber and plywood.

In 1980, the company began its partnership with Wilsonart Laminate and soon expanded across Western Canada. Hardware was added with acquisition of Available Hardware Company in 1992. With the wider complete bundle of products needed by its customers, the company changed its name to McKillican American Inc. in the USA and McKillican Canadian Inc. in Canada to reflect "The Complete Source" product offering.

Over the next 3 decades McKillican expanded steadily from Texas to Hawaii and today has 24 distribution branches in the United States and Canada.



Company Philosophy

As McKillican begins its 4th decade, the company continues to hold fast to the principles and values which are found at the center of its plans, activities, and culture.

At the core, our desire is to have our people make the right choices for our customers, the company, and each other, enhancing our mutual business and career goals. Beyond this, it is our hope that as a group of people we represent the organization in such a way that we can make a difference in our industry and the world.

With a focus on strong leadership and individual stewardship, it is our goal to create upper quartile results and opportunities for our customers, the company, and our people.

We are committed to learning and development to enhance our effectiveness and productivity.  We believe in relationships being the foundation of the dignity and pride we exhibit in our job performance.  Finally, we believe in a positive approach exemplified with a spirit of adventure in our people.