AU STOCK AMERICAIN
OPPORTUNITIES PRESENTED BY THE WAR
1919, the war is over but industry is in ruins. The task of reconstruction lies ahead. Tons of materials have been left behind by the Americans. Adolphe Leroy puts these to good use, opening his very first small shop which he called "Au Stock Américain" where he buys and sells on goods.
ADAPTING TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE TIMES
The business expands, offering first building materials and home fixtures and fittings, then prefabricated houses. The Stock Américain turns its attention to domestic customers. However business is halted by World War II.
The company's premises are destroyed by the bombings.
In 1945, the task of reconstruction begins once again. Thanks to tremendous commercial potential, experience and an unparalleled level of responsiveness and now employing a 20-strong team, the business is soon flourishing again under the name "Stock Américain, Leroy-Merlin & Fils".