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Stephen Smith

Inducted 2013

“Please try to buy your products and services as close to home as possible. It will make a huge difference in keeping our people here.”
— The Casket (2013)
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Steve’s story began in 1975, when he and his brother started selling wood stoves out of their parents’ garage. What began as an entrepreneur’s dream grew to be one of the largest building supply companies east of Montreal. Steve is well known for his business acumen, entrepreneurial spirit, and his unwavering support for this community.

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Smith a class act - Article
No longer Daddy’s garage. Central’s seven stores grew... - Article

APA 7th Edition
The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame. (2021, October 5). Stephen Smith. Nova Scotia Business Laureates Digital Archive. Retrieved from:

MLA 9th Edition
The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame. “Stephen Smith”. Nova Scotia Business Laureates Digital Archive, 5 Oct. 2021.