About the Founder

John W Payzant

Celebrating the Vision and Journey of John William Payzant Over six decades ago, a young and ambitious John William Payzant embarked on a journey that would leave a legacy in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia. With a pioneering spirit and a deep commitment to his community, John transformed his childhood dream into a thriving business. History is one of determination, hard work, and a steadfast adherence to core personal values. 

John's journey began modestly, leaving his family farm at fourteen with a grade nine education. His early years in a furniture store in Windsor, N.S., laid the foundation for his unwavering work ethic. In 1952, after marrying his beloved Shirley and welcoming their first child, John moved to Lr. Sackville to start a new chapter at Blackburn Shopping Centre. His dedication and keen business insight led him to establish his own hardware store, which he expanded to a successful enterprise, joining the Home Hardware family in 1970. This move reflected his belief in community and the common good as essential pillars of good business. 

John's approach to business was deeply rooted in traditional values, focusing on strong relationships and integrity.His support for young families during the housing boom of the early 1970s and his commitment to customer service, even outside business hours, are testaments to his character. He was an active community member, contributing to various groups and committees, including the Kinsman Club of Sackville and the Sackville Chamber of Commerce. His leadership and philanthropy have been instrumental in shaping Sackville. 

John's story is more than a business journey; it is a narrative of community building, family legacy, and the power of traditional values in guiding future generations. His life has been a source of inspiration, a philosophy of commitment to quality, integrity, and respect.As we reflect on his life, we see not just a successful businessman, but a pillar of the community whose influence continues to resonate across generations. 

John's legacy is a rich tapestry woven with love for his family, dedication to his work, and a deep-rooted sense of community. His life story is an embodiment of the belief that traditional values are the cornerstone of a prosperous future. John W Payzant reminds us of the strength and resilience inherent in our history, and the importance of carrying these values forward, in our own lives and businesses.


It’s an exciting time in the construction industry

December 8, 2023
Ladies Night 2023

In 2023, our Lower Sackville store hosted Ladies Night, featuring lively vendors, giveaways, DIY demos, and a Taylor Swift-themed backdrop. The event included an exclusive screening of the Taylor Swift Eras Tour, creating two nights of joy and connection for our community.

October 22, 2023
2023 Back Pack Drive

In a joint effort, all Payzant store locations organized a backpack drive to collect school supplies for the local communities. The initiative aimed to support students in need and ensure they had essential supplies for the school year.

October 29, 2021
Enfield Hygiene Product Donation

Our Enfield store donated Female Hygiene products to local charitable organization during the COVID-19 pandemic.