Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based Hines Supply  linked up with decking provider Mike’s Deck Centers in Montgomery and St. Charles, Ill., to expand into the northern Illinois area.

Founded by Mike French, the deck center caters to DIY customers and professional contractors throughout Chicago and its western suburbs. The company’s 800 sq. ft. showroom features displays of decking, railing, lighting, fasteners, furniture, tools, and more.

“This opportunity gives Mike’s Deck Center the resources and manpower needed to fulfill our goal of becoming the best outdoor living centers in Chicagoland,” French said. “We are committed to providing the highest level of service and knowledge to contractors and homeowners.”

According to Hines Supply president Doug Jones, Mike’s Deck Center has a strong following with the professional deck builder. Joining forces with Hines gives the decking company additional resources, logistics, and expertise to expand its business.

“They provide customers with an unparalleled selection and superior customer service,” Jones said. “I look forward to working with Mike and his team ensuring we are the trusted resource to help our customers build their business.”

Hines Supply, a subsidiary of US LBM, also operates building supply centers in Alsip, Grayslake, Hampshire, and Wheaton, Ill.; a millwork facility in Kirkland, Ill.; window, door, and cabinetry showroom in Buffalo Grove; and roofing and siding location in Warrenville, Ill. The company serves homebuilders and professional remodelers throughout the state of Illinois, lower Wisconsin, and northern Indiana.

US LBM, recipient of the 2013 HCN Pro Dealer of the Year Award, is a collection of 10 building material distributors serving the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic in nine states with more than 55 locations.