Solid Ally since 1895

Since 1895, Garant has been manufacturing quality tools in Saint-François-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud, Quebec. Today, we're proud to be Canada's leading manufacturer of non-powered tools for gardening, construction, percussion and snow removal.

More than 350 dedicated employees work in our two facilities today, manufacturing, assembling and distributing Garant products for sale in garden centres, specialty hardware stores and home building centres across Canada.

  • Factory - St-François, QC
    Our furnaces are still firing in Saint-François, where our employees manufacture more than 11 million tools each year.
  • Saw mill - Woodstock, NB
    Our saws are still running in Woodstock, New Brunswick, where our wooden handles are milled.
  • + 4,800 points of sale in Canada
  • + 2000 products
  • + 350 employees
  • + 125 years of history
  • Pierre-Yves Martin
    General Manager
  • Roland Doré
    Vice President Operations
  • Julie Potvin
    Vice President Finance and Administration
  • Jonathan Cole
    Vice President Sales and Customer Service
  • Isabelle Leclerc
    Vice President of Human Resources and Communications
  • David Boies
    Innovation Director
  • Benoit Despatis
    IT Director
  • Éric Jenkins
    Procurement & Planning Director
  • Patrick Julien
    Engineering Director
  • Alexandre Lafrance
    National Director of Business Development

The Ames Family

In January 1991, Garant Inc. is sold to Hanson, PLC, a multinational building materials company that owns AMES, a major U.S. manufacturer of lawn and garden tools with product lines similar to Garant’s. AMES invests more than $3.5 million in the modernization of the factory and the Woodstock mill. Shortly after, Garant invests in plastic injection molding presses and brings plastic production in-house.