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Who We Are


In 1967,  father-son duo, Goold and Gene Borrowman, launched a truss-manufacturing company together.


Goold’s existing craftsmanship experience along with Gene’s work ethic and drive created a successful partnership that has made their company a household name within the building industry.

From The Beginning

In the 1960s, Goold worked at a truss company in Almonte, which later closed down. Seeing an opportunity, Goold suggested starting their own truss-manufacturing business. With the family's support, Centennial Truss was founded in 1967 in west Ottawa, coinciding with Canada's centennial year. With a small team of three, they worked hard to build quality trusses and a reputable presence among local contractors.

In 1972, Goold's youngest son, Ian, discovered a suitable property along the Clyde River in their hometown of Lanark. Recognizing the potential for local job creation, Centennial Truss purchased the property from Glenayr Kitten Mill and relocated their operations there.

Moving Home

Over the next 30 years, they expanded their reputation throughout eastern Ontario, serving clients in Ottawa, Kingston, Renfrew, and Lanark counties.

In 2001, the third generation, Russ Borrowman (Gene's son), joined Centennial Truss along with Mike Creighton, a member of the design team since 1988. To accommodate their growing client base, Centennial Truss opened a second shop in Lanark in the fall of 2011. Today, the company has over 20 employees with a combined experience of over 150 years.

The Present

Although Goold passed away in 2010, his legacy lives on as his family continues to operate the business. The new generation upholds the same values, ensuring top-level service and delivering professional, high-quality products to their clients in the Lanark area.

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