Our Story

Excellence in Architectural Masonry

Building Canada Brick by Brick for Over 100 Years.

From its early beginnings in 1912, I-XL Building Products has been committed to providing the professional construction industry with high-quality architectural masonry products. The I-XL brand, first introduced by co-founder, Herb Sissons in 1920, embodies the phrase “I excel” and has been the touchstone for our company ever since. As Canada’s only national distributor specializing in architectural brick, stone, and cladding, we believe the values that have helped us succeed for over a century will continue to serve us well into the future.

A passion for product and service excellence has always been at the heart of I-XL Building Products. We’re steadfast in our commitment to providing a wide range of the highest quality architectural masonry products that are sustainable, durable, and beautiful. We take great pride in our long-standing relationships with the professional construction industry, built on decades of trust, respect, and a shared passion for excellence. As we meet the evolving needs of the market, we continue to collaborate closely with our partners and grow these relationships through continuing education, ongoing innovation, and an unyielding commitment to providing world-class service. We are proud to represent leading architectural masonry and cladding manufacturers and partner with Canada’s most innovative architects, builders, and construction professionals.

Helping You Build Better Since 1912.

Where We Are Going

To be Canada’s go-to source for architectural masonry and help customers create beautiful, sustainable spaces that enhance the lives of those who live, work, and play in them.

The I-XL vision transcends the products we sell. We know the spaces people occupy have a profound impact on their lives. We aspire to enrich the human experience by helping customers create spaces that foster community, promote environmental sustainability, and build a better future for generations to come.

What We Do

At I-XL, our mission is the same as it was over 100 years ago — to provide the Canadian construction industry with the highest quality architectural masonry products available. We are dedicated to being the market leader in product knowledge, service, and customer satisfaction. We are also committed to growing and nurturing our long-term relationships by delivering exceptional support, providing opportunities for ongoing industry education, and promoting innovation in the products and solutions we offer.

Core Values

Our Guiding Principles

Our core values have been a living, breathing force that has shaped our culture and everyday activities. These five principles act as our guiding light and serve as our standard in how we conduct ourselves consistently throughout every part of our business.

Employees are the strength of our business.
We will manage an organization that enables our valued employees to achieve their respective potentials within I-XL.

Customers are the reason we exist.
We will provide them with respect, superior service and products that meet their needs.

Our supplier partners are critical to our success.
We will build mutually beneficial, long term relationships based on trust.

Ethical behaviour is the cornerstone of our organization.
We will conduct ourselves and our business with honesty and integrity at all times.

Our shareholders trust us with their investment.
We will use resources wisely.

Join the I-XL Team

We have a highly collaborative and supportive team environment that prioritizes employee diversity, equity, and inclusion above all else. We offer a generous compensation package and a fun work culture that allows I-XL employees to have a great work/life balance.

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