Benjamin Sullivan
30 jul 2015
Supplier Spotlight! Allen 


It’s no secret – we’re proud to be owned and operated in Nova Scotia. Working with clients and customers to develop formidable local communities has long been our priority, and for over 25 years we have been making doors and windows for our neighbors, right here in our local warehouse. It’s because we handle the products ourselves that we understand the enormous importance of quality – it future-proofs your home, and has empowered us with the products we need to create lasting relationships with our customers.

When we’re on the lookout for suppliers, we typically have two key factors in mind: are these craftsmen invested in quality, and are their products tailored to the unique needs of Haligonian buyers. We relentlessly pursue the best suppliers for the job, and that’s why when we need custom woodwork, we choose Allen.


The story of Allen begins with Amos William Allen, a Yarmouth-born carpenter and millworker. In 1901 Amos and his son Joseph started a woodworking business that built a reputation for unrivalled millwork, furniture, and cabinetry products. Over 100 years later Allen has grown into an extremely successful company that still delivers on its tradition of high quality work.

Allen is now a conglomerate of 3 divisions: Allen’s Millwork, Allen Homes, and Allen’s Home Building Centre. While each company has different goals and products, their mastery of woodwork is still the backbone for each business. 

Allen’s Millwork is an homage to the Custom Mill Shops of the past. It provides a vast array of molding, flooring and siding styles as well as the ability to deliver on custom orders. They also do laminate flooring and counter tops with the same degree of excellence.

Construction and custom home building services are handled by Allen Homes. Specializing in lending creative freedom to DIY renovators and builders, Allen Homes can deliver all of the materials you’d need to handle construction on your own, or with their turnkey package they can do the building for you. Whichever route you opt for, you’re in for a good experience.

Allen’s Home Building Centre is a partnership between Allen and Home Hardware, and just about anything and everything home renovation can be found here. Tools, building materials, blueprints, and solutions for home, cottage, garage, or backyard are all in reach. We highly recommend their products. 

‘If it’s out of the ordinary and made of wood, we’ll do it’. It’s a slogan that has defined Allen as the one-stop shop for all things lumber. From new-cottage siding to kitchen designs and everything in between, Allen is a partner that’s going to deliver an optimal product or service, and that’s what we’re all about at Nova Doors and Windows.

Amazing crew, the two installers were punctual, of good humor, and very skilled in their workmanship, even with the additional repair required on a Friday morning before a long weekend. They were both truly professional and I commend them both! A job very well done!

Mike L.


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