The INDEPENDENT LUMBER DEALERS CO-OPERATIVE was founded in 1964, and is one of Canada's leading buying cooperatives. It is comprised of 24 of Canada's largest independent home improvement organizations with a total of 1,000 plus outlets from coast to coast, with sales in excess of $4.5 billion, and growing. Each member organization competes for business under its own name.

The combined volumes of its members provide the vendor with a major home improvement player, with a variety of stores from coast to coast, which include big boxes, traditional home improvement stores, and contractor yards and GSD, in both urban and rural markets.