Timberline Enterprises LLC, based in Gloucester, Mass., announced today that it has signed a deal to acquire Hughes Lumber Co.. of Billerica, Mass. Closing will take place on May 1, and Timberline expects to be operating out of its new lumber yard soon after.

Christopher Costello, the company's CEO, acquired Timberline's first location in the spring 2008. Currently, Timberline operates three full-service lumber yards on the north shore of Massachusetts.

“The Hughes Lumber acquisition offers us a tremendous opportunity in a growth market," Costello said of the the acquisition. "Our unparalleled growth over the last seven years shows us that this market has an appetite for companies who seek to be resource and a partner with those they wish to serve.  We will continue to work hard to be a leader at the forefront of this industry.”