CTL Donates Sanitizers and Disinfectants To Schools and NPOS

CTL Donates Sanitizers and Disinfectants To Schools and NPOS

CTL Home Center (CTL) has donated hundreds of hand sanitizers, alcohols, disinfectant sprays and wipes to various Non-profit Organisations (NPOs) and schools throughout the Virgin Islands.

This initiative was implemented to give back to the community and to ensure that the students of the Virgin Islands along with the vulnerable population stay safe during this unpredictable time.

Approximately 5884 products have been donated to public and private schools, the Family Support Network, the Adina Donovan Home for the Elderly, Safe Haven, and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports.

CTL will continue to do its part in keeping the Virgin Islands safe. #CTLCares


Collage of donations (photo attached)


For further information contact:
Nekita Turnbull, Marketing Manager at CTL Home Center

 (284) 494-2359 ext 285


Queen’s Baton Relay

It’s been 16 years since our COO, David Thomas held the Baton last for the Queen’s Baton Relay. In 2006 he led a team of cyclists as the president of the BVI Cycling Federation and today he led his CTL family. # Birmingham2022 #b2022 #teambvi #ctlbvi #wevegotit


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CTL Donates Exterior Paint to Recreation Trust

CTL Home Center (CTL) has donated ten (10) buckets of exterior paint to the Recreation Trust. This is in support of their effort in providing a healthy and active lifestyle by maintaining the recreational grounds and facilities throughout the Territory. This donation will go to good use by painting the inner walls of the A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds. CTL is keen on giving back to the community. #CTLCares

Photo of (Left) Mr. Eustace Freeman, Executive Director of Recreation Trust (right) David Thomas, Chief Operations Officer (photo attached)

The Recreation Trust is a statutory organization which falls under the Ministry of Education and Culture and assists the Ministry with the development and maintenance of recreational grounds and facilities throughout the Territory.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020 – CTL Home Center is informing our valued customers of a significant increase in lumber prices due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and US Tariffs.

The US National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has reported an increase in lumber
prices due to “insufficient domestic production and tariffs on Canadian sources, the price of lumber has staged a staggering increase in recent months, rising roughly 80% since mid-April to an average price above $600 per thousand board feet. This increase will add thousands of dollars to the cost of a typical newly-built home, thereby constraining housing supply, exacerbating affordability woes and limiting housing’s economic impact”.

CTL Home Center’s Managing Director,  Michael Thomas also recognized through his suppliers that lumber prices have escalated in the US, Latin America and the Caribbean, due to the diminished supply caused by the pandemic and the recent additional 20 percent importation tariffs imposed by the United States on Canadian supplies.

Mr. Thomas also pointed out that production in South America, which produces construction plywood has also reduced significantly, due to the partial opening or complete shutdown of mills. This he deduced will increase the cost of construction
plywood as well.

“I believe that it is my civic duty to inform our valued customers about this unfortunate increase in lumber prices caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that will result in increased construction cost for our home builders” Mr. Thomas asserted.
Mr. Thomas added that “the industry is indicating that prices are going to drop but it is not expected to return to pre COVID-19 levels anytime soon.”
CTL Home Center is reassuring customers that our prices will remain the same until it is time to replenish our inventory and we will do all we can to make lumber prices as affordable as possible.




COVID 19: CTL RESPONSE – 5th April, 2020


Statement by Michael Thomas, Managing Director of CTL Home Center

On behalf of the management and staff of CTL Home Center, I am taking this opportunity to encourage all of the residents of these Beautiful Virgin Islands to please strictly adhere to our government’s directives for our protection from the coronavirus. My fellow residents these instructions are not for our punishment or our inconvenience, they are for our wellness protection, our social protection, and our economic protection.

Disobedience to the crowd-reduction initiative, the prescribed hygiene practices and the social distancing practices will result in a number of undesired consequences. 

Non-adherence to these directives means that all of the gains that we may have made toward controlling and slowing the spread of the virus during our first six-day curfew may have been reversed. Any increase of infections or any deaths would necessitate additional and longer periods of curfew, which will result in longer periods of business closures; longer periods of unemployment; significant reduction of money circulation, a significant increase of social unrest and antisocial behavior, that will lead to the eventual destruction of our economy and the total loss of our hard fought for social, political and economic growth and development. This is an untenable situation and is therefore not an option.

My fellow residents of these beautiful Virgin Islands, as outlined, our behavior during this critical time is of the utmost importance to our social, political and economic survival. I am pleading with you, for the safety and security of all of us, please, let us each take personal responsibility for the survival of all of us and the sustainability of this beautiful land we call our home.

Please be safe. May God continue to protect us. CTL cares.

About CTL Home Center: The family owned and operated Clarence Thomas Limited Home Center has served the Virgin Islands community for 50 years. The stores locations on Tortola and Virgin Gorda plus drive through Lumberyard provide the BVI community with all of its home building, improvement and maintenance supplies; lumber, plumbing, electrical, marine and lawn and garden supplies; hand and power tools and small and large appliances as well as an extensive stock of home products; quality paints as well as office supplies and much more.

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CTL Home Center Valspar BOGO Paint Sale – April 2018

CTL Home Center held the first ever BOGO event in the BVI and the Biggest Paint Sale ever in the BVI in April 2018.
We were happy to offer such a huge Valspar Paint saving to our community. Six months after the catastrophic hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the BVI, the majority of CTL customers were able to benefit from our four-day paint sale. Some customers reported that they saved thousands of dollars as they finished up their repairs and thanked CTL Home Center for the significant savings.
This was one of many savings offered to our customers since September 2017.

#CTLCares #YourHomeOfSavings #CheckCTLFirst #CTLBVI





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Grand Opening for Clarence Thomas Ltd. Fish Bay location

Virgin Islands invited to come and celebrate the grand opening for CTL at Fish Bay

 Clarence Thomas Limited will host an all day grand opening event and ceremony at the new facility in the Fish Bay Estate. Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Thomas, who established CTL in 1967 as an individual business that specialized in plumbing retail and maintenance, will now celebrate 49 years of service in the BVI.

The grand opening will be celebrated with their sons, family, business partners, the CTL family (consisting of over 45 employees) and the BVI community on April 2nd 2016. The community is invited to come and celebrate. CTL vendors will also be in attendance demonstrating new products and meeting with customers.


Hands-on Education at Clarence Thomas Ltd Fish Bay location

Vocational Experience at CTL for Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre Students

Clarence Thomas Limited was pleased to host students from the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre today for a vocational tour of the new store at Fish Bay. Class seniors explored occupational skills and hands-on activity stations at CTL.


Clarence Thomas Limited is taking an eco-friendly approach constructing new Tortola, Fish Bay store location

Clarence Thomas (CTL) finds opportunities to be earth conscious in the British Virgin Islands

CTL is steadily moving closer to opening the new store in Fish Bay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

CTL. is committed to using local, recycled materials where applicable for the build of their new location in Fish Bay. CTL has recently mixed an estimated 10,000 pounds of recycled glass with concrete to use for the flooring of the main office.


Inside Tour of Clarence Thomas Ltd. New Fish Bay location

Out of the classroom and onto a building site for Cedar International School students

Clarence Thomas Limited, recently sponsored a school tour of the construction site in Fish Bay. Cedar International School Pre-Kindergarten students were given the opportunity to explore the inside of the new, expansive facility.

The students, proudly wearing their hard hats and youth-sized tool belts provided by CTL, obtained a personalized tour of the new facility from David Thomas and one of the site managers and members of his team.