US LBM’s market presence expanded rapidly over the past couple weeks with the acquisition of Florida lumberyard and the expansion of dealer operations in Wisconsin and Illinois.
The company acquired Jones Lumber in Boca Raton, Fla., from founder and president Mark Jones. “We are excited and proud to join the US LBM team. Jones Lumber has been a key partner in the development of our communities for over 33 years,” Jones said.
US LBM president and CEO L.T. Gibson said, “Jones Lumber is a key strategic addition to the US LBM team, expanding our presence and capabilities into the Southeastern region,” said L.T. Gibson. “We are excited to partner with Jones Lumber and look forward to continuing and expanding on their past achievements while also focusing on growing their product and customer base.”
Also, in April, US LBM announced that its Wisconsin Building Supply (WBS) subsidiary opened two new locations in the Fond du Lac, Wis., area, expanding product and services offerings to East Central Wisconsin. The new locations include a cabinet and building material showroom in Fond du Lac and a distribution center in Oakfield.
“We are excited to enter the Fond du Lac market and see it as an attractive fit for Wisconsin Building Supply,” said WBS president Bill Imig. “This will allow us to improve our customer service within the east central part of the state.”
WBS, also headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., operates several locations throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, including building supply centers in Appleton, Green Bay, Marinette, Onalaska, Plover, Sussex, and Windsor; a truss and component center in Green Bay; and a door plant in Green Bay.
US LBM also further expanded its footprint in Northern Illinois with the grand opening of its Hines Supply subsidiary’s Grayslake, Ill., full-service building supply center and design showroom. The new location will be managed by 30 year industry veteran, Ed Graafsma.
Graafsma. “The facility will allow Hines to fulfill the demand for an additional Lake County professional building materials dealer,” Graafsma said. “We look forward to servicing customers throughout Lake County and the surrounding areas.”
In addition to providing a full range of lumber and building materials, the new Hines location will feature a window, door and cabinetry showroom and design center. Hines Supply also operates building supply centers in Alsip, Hampshire, and Wheaton, Ill.; a millwork facility in Kirkland, Ill.; and a window, door, and cabinetry showroom in Buffalo Grove, Ill.
Headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Hines Supply operates throughout Illinois, lower Wisconsin, and northern Indiana.
Green Bay, Wis.-based US LBM ranks 13th on the 2014 ProSales 100 survey with $750 million in 2013 sales of which 95% or $712.5 million are to professional contractors and remodelers. (Stay tuned for the release of the full 2014 ProSales 100 survey.)