Excellence and higher standards that contribute to your success

J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) retail and distribution companies provide exceptional consumer, contractor and business solutions, with top quality supplies and superior customer service to help you succeed.

JDI's Retail & Distribution companies include:

  • Chandler
  • Kent Building Supplies
  • Universal Truck & Trailer
  • Kent Homes
  • Shamrock Truss
  • Plasticraft Digital & Specialty Printing
  • J & H Industries
  • Atlas Structural Systems


Chandler is one of Atlantic Canada's leading Business to Business suppliers, providing you with better value, higher quality and unmatched customer service.

Kent Building Supplies

Kent Building Supplies is Atlantic Canada's leading chain of home improvement stores with 42 convenient retail locations across Atlantic Canada.

Universal Truck and Trailer

As Atlantic Canada's largest heavy duty truck and trailer dealer, Universal Truck and Trailer (UTT) delivers when you need sales, service and parts for the long haul.

Kent Homes

Atlantic Canada's largest builder of residential homes, Kent Homes offers custom design, guaranteed price and the most energy efficient line of homes. 

Shamrock Truss

Shamrock Truss, a division of Kent Building Supplies, is committed to being your best source of engineered wood products in Atlantic Canada.

Atlas Structural Systems

A division of Kent Building Supplies, Atlas Structural Systems is an award-winning manufacturer specializing in the design and production of pre-engineered structural systems for commercial and residential building projects in Eastern Canada.


As a full-service specialty and digital print provider, Plasticraft is your partner in producing full-blown brand programs, in-store campaigns, permanent signage packages.

J & H Industries

A division of  J.D. Irving, Limited, J & H Industries is the oldest established truss manufacturer in Nova Scotia providing engineered roof and floor systems to customers from Yarmouth to Bridgewater to Digby, NS.