The story of Sinclar starts simply: with two men who wanted to plant roots in a community and help build it. Sinclar’s founders, Ivan Andersen and Bob Stewart, started a legacy that continues to this day. The two started Sinclar as a lumber wholesaler in 1962, navigating market fluctuations and shifting environments, turning change and adaptability into the company’s strength.
The model was clearly successful. When Ivan and Bob first started operating under the Sinclar name, they were one of 20 lumber wholesalers in the Prince George region. Within a few years, they were the only one. Through strong leadership, constant innovation, and always putting community partnerships at the heart of the business, the Andersen and Stewart families have grown Sinclar into a thriving group of companies rooted in British Columbia’s Central Interior, producing a variety of forest products and sustainable energy.