Maine building supply company S.W. Collins Co. has expanded to include Quigley’s Building Supply in Fort Kent, Me., the company announced in a press release. S.W. Collins is a fifth-generation, family-owned lumber and building supply company with stores in stores in Caribou, Presque Isle, Houlton and a recently opened store in Lincoln.
According to the release, the Quigley family has operated their business since 1944 after buying H.W. Coffin Lumber & Building Materials. Similarly, S.W. Collins Co. began in 1844, with the original Samuel Wilson Collins building a sawmill in Caribou.
“I am looking forward to retirement while Justin [Dubois] and ‘the crew’ will remain as the friendly faces you will continue to see when you walk through the doors,” said Karen Ouellette, former Quigley Building Supply owner. “Under the new ownership of Sam and Gregg [Collins], Quigley’s will not only grow and prosper, it will give customers, Valley-wide, a wider selection of products, continued great service, and great pricing opportunities for their building and hardware needs.”
Sam Collins, the President of S.W. Collins Co. and the third Sam Collins to guide the business, and Gregg Collins, Vice President, said they forward to better serving the people of the St. John Valley. “My brother Gregg and I have always had a friendly and competitive relationship with the Quigley Company and we have the utmost respect for Karen, Justin, and the associates. We welcome Quigley’s into the S.W. Collins fold and are invigorated by the new opportunities. Being located in the St. John Valley will enable us to better serve all of Aroostook County and beyond more efficiently. The entire S.W. Collins Co. is excited about becoming a part of the fabric of the local community and playing an active and positive role.”