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As the leaders in our industry, we understand the fundamental importance of being able to provide seamless and consistent service from whichever office you are working with. Your experience needs to be great, from Seattle, Washington to Victoria, British Columbia to Toronto, Ontario.

Further, our customers want to know they are dealing with an expert.  Our experts must be accessible to our customers who require unmatched expertise from a trusted partner and who understands timelines that require the utmost respect.

History of Success

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AccessSMT is the combination of industry leaders, Shanahan’s Limited Partnership and McGregor & Thompson Hardware Ltd. That translates to over 140 years of industry success in completing projects in commercial, residential, industrial, and modular projects across Canada and the United States. With 1000’s of success stories through our organization, there isn’t a project requiring division 8, 10 & 28 that we haven’t served.

If you would like to see some of our success stories, please visit or projects section of the website. We will be continually adding more examples of our success on these types of projects as our new digital presence matures.



Canadian Steel Door Manufacturers Association

Construction Specifications Canada (CSC)

Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB)

Door Hardware Institute (DHI)

National Association of Architectural Metal Manufacturers (NAAMM)

Canadian Construction Association

Security Hardware Distributors Association (SHDA)

Western Retail Lumber Association (WRLA)


Alberta Construction Association

Saskatchewan Construction Association

BC Construction Association

Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA)

Southern Interior Construction Association (SICA)

British Columbia Construction Association Vancouver Island (BCCA)

Calgary Construction Association (CCA)

B.C. Association of Security Professionals (BCASP)

Professional Locksmith Association of Alberta (PLAA)

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce

Urban Development Institute (UDI) Vancouver Region

Partner with the Best

AccessSMT prides itself on providing customers and projects with the best products specified for any project. We have vendor relationships that span decades and continue to train our experts on the latest innovations in the industry to ensure we provide the best to our customers.

We are a full-service Division 8/28 & 10 supplier and partner with the best products in the industry, supplied by the most recognized brands worldwide, including:

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Unmatched Expertise

Throughout our 140 years of shared experience, we have always prided ourselves on striding for excellence in what we do. Whether it is product knowledge, managing timelines, technical drawings, manufactured products or service excellence, our expertise is at the heart of what we do. Our network of the industry’s most experienced professionals and capable employees ensures success for your project, time after time.

Project Perfect People

What’s the saying attributed to the hardware and door business? Two percent of the project, eighty percent of the problems. This saying has been the bane of our existence, continually trying to rid the misnomer from our industry. We do this by priding ourselves on being the project perfect people. Whether we are brought in before a shovel hits the ground or we are required for a quick turnaround replacement job, we focus on completing the project as specified.

Our attention to detail and unmatched expertise have led to us being the project perfect people.

Leaders In Innovation

For operations, service and product supply, AccessSMT prides itself on using, providing, and supplying the most innovative solutions in our market. Our operations thrive on efficiency. To do so, we use the latest business operations technologies to ensure our customers get the correct information that best suits their project.

We continually provide learning opportunities to our employees, as well as customers by partnering with our vendors to deliver lunch and learns, product knowledge sessions and open houses to answer questions. As technology and systems become more efficient, we adapt to provide the utmost value to our clients.