How we have evolved in manufacturing wood finishing

Our mission

Offer high-quality customer service and wood finishing products that stay on top of market trends and meet our customers’ needs.

Our source material is a renewable resource that respects sustainable development principles.

Being flexible and innovative with quality products is what drives us to provide the best customer service.

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A family company

The Crête family has been in the wood business since 1949. In 1996, Gestion S. Crête Inc. acquired the assets of Rabotage Guérette Inc. Three years later, the company was completely destroyed by a fire.

In 1999, Maxi-Forêt, the Gestion S.Crête Inc. division, was created. The company purchased a 110,000 square-foot building on a 2,700,000 square-foot property and started its operations in St-Jérôme.

In 2013, Maxi-Forêt opened a branch in Trois-Rivières to better serve central and eastern Québec.

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Value-added products

Maxi-Forêt specializes in the manufacturing and sale of spruce, pine, larch and cedar products, such as:

  • Factory-stained or pre-aged siding;
  • Interior paneling, natural or factory-stained;
  • Pine and larch flooring;
  • Red pine and spruce barn wood;
  • Beams, cabinetmaking wood, and other.