The History of Marathon


Marathon Fasteners & Hardware was founded in Surrey, British Columbia by Ron Olinoski to market fasteners and hardware to the Kitchen Cabinet, Furniture and Millwork industries. In that same year, YC Tools was founded in Mississauga, Ontario by Bruce Davies and Bob Atkinson selling tools and hardware to the same manufacturers of Kitchen Cabinets, Furniture and Millwork.


After years of steady growth by both companies, a partnership was formed by all parties where YC Tools purchased Marathon and the new Marathon Fasteners & Hardware was formed.


Marathon Fasteners & Hardware expands into the Alberta market, establishing a branch location in Calgary.


Further expansion in Alberta with a second location upon the opening of our fourth branch in Edmonton.


Expansion in British Columbia, opening our fifth branch and second BC location in Kelowna.


Launched an extensive website showcasing our products and establishing online order capabilities to better serve our clients.


Expansion in the Ontario market with the opening of our sixth branch and second Ontario location in Barrie.


As we celebrate our 25th year in the hardware business, we reflect on our history and journey that brought us to this point. It is only through the support of our customers, incredibly strong supplier relationships, and the efforts of the entire Marathon team that we are where we are today. A huge thank-you to each and everyone of you who have been apart of this journey, without you we would not have made it through the last 25 years and it is with you that we will continue to grow and flourish through the next 25.