Our Story

Patio Drummond, the company

The story begins in the 1950s with Charles-Édouard Lemaire

the first generation

The adventure began four generations earlier when Charles-Édouard founded his company specialized in cinder blocks and concrete products on Mercure Boulevard in Drummondville.

Henri - The transition from craftsmanship to industrial production

The second generation

Twenty years later, in 1970, Charles-Édouard’s son and his wife restructured their father’s business by opening Patio Drummond, first in l’Avenir, then in Saint-Nicéphore. The automation of operations allowed the company to transition from small-scale manufacturing to industrial-scale production. Henri also diversified the activities by creating Meubles Extérieurs Drummond and Lattes Drummond HT, both still manufacturing concrete furniture and prefabricated concrete products for the agricultural sector.

Yvan and Dominic - Technology and new markets

The third generation

En 1992, la troisième génération entre en scène avec les fils d’Henri qui travaillaient déjà dans l’entreprise, et la croissance se poursuit de plus belle. Seul à la barre à partir de 1997 et passionné d’innovation, Yvan fait accroître l’automatisation en introduisant de nouvelles technologies tout en favorisant l’ouverture de nouveaux marchés pour l’entreprise.

Patio Drummond acquires Paventia

Patio Drummond acquires Paventia, a manufacturer of high-end precast concrete products for professionals. Company recognized for its know-how and its original Italian equipment, Paventia distributed its products in English Canada and in the northeastern United States.
In 2014, Paventia’s operations were repatriated to Patio Drummond in Drummondville. Relying on its in-depth knowledge of concrete and the quality of Paventia’s machines, Patio Drummond continues to innovate and diversify its offer every day.

Tommy and Alisson – The Age of Diversification

The fourth generation

In the early 2000s, the company began to diversify by acquiring a refractory manufacturer. Then in 2014, Patio Drummond acquired a company specializing in high-end landscaping products from Sainte-Thérèse, Paventia, whose activities were brought to the Drummondville plant.
With the arrival of Tommy and Alisson and while building on its knowledge of concrete, Patio Drummond develops new niches, such as steps, balconies and lamp bases, and in 2015, it created the new division for the manufacture of prefabricated steps. That same year, Alisson’s husband Philippe joined the team. Tommy, Alisson and Philippe are now carrying on the tradition of excellence.

A year of celebration and accomplishments

Today - 2020

Since its creation 50 years ago, Patio Drummond has never stopped growing, investing in high-tech equipment and thousands of hours in R&D. A leader in its field, the company manufactures patio pavers, walls, steps, and borders. The company also offers various standard and custom-made products for the commercial and residential markets. The team of more than 90 people serves a clientele of hardware dealers, general contractors, landscaping professionals as well as municipalities and government ministries in Quebec, Ontario and the United States.

A family in the business since 65 years

at manufacturing of concrete

A leader in the manufacturing of concrete products

Since its inception, Patio Drummond has never stopped growing. By investing thousands of hours of R&D in high-tech equipment, Patio Drummond has become a leader in its field. The company manufactures patio pavers, walls, steps, borders, and more.

The company also offers various standard and custom-made products for the commercial and residential markets.

Our team of more than 90 people serves a clientele of hardware dealers, general contractors, landscaping professionals as well as municipalities and government ministries in Quebec, Ontario and the United States.

The industry reference

The largest manufacturer of poured concrete slabs in North America

The company’s success and reputation are based on several assets: superior quality products made to the highest industry standards manufactured by sophisticated equipment in several types of concrete that are more resistant, durable and consistent and an impressive choice of colours, shapes and sizes.

« We are a tightly-woven family that is open to the future and that delegates to motivate and empower. Patio Drummond has the wind in its sails. The next generation is well-placed to keep an eye out for new business opportunities and markets. »

Alisson