BMF was incorporated in 2003 with a mandate to help independent dealers in the home improvement industry upgrade and market their stores. Large chains were expanding rapidly into markets that had been the protected domain of the small independents. These operations were no match for the sophisticated marketing and merchandising machines of these large players.
BMF provides a full range of services for independent dealers including category strategy development, store layout and design, assortment planning, project management, design, supply and installation of store fixturing and signage, carpentry and merchandising. BMF has completed projects in all regions of Canada.
BMF has been highly visible in the industry. Its principals delivered seminars on store renovation at the 2004 Canadian Hardware Show. BMF is a regular contributor of articles to Hardware Merchandising magazine and Rob Wilbrink is a judge on the panel which selects Retailer of the Year Awards for the industry. BMF distributes stock store fixtures and designs and builds custom store fixtures for a number of retailers and manufacturers.