Kodiak Building Partners and Christensen Lumber Company announced Christensen is celebrating its 100th business anniversary. The company was founded as Luehrs-Christensen Coal & Lumber Company in March of 1923 in Fremont, Neb., by Alfred Christensen and Robert Leuhrs. In 1943, Luehrs retired and sold his interests to Mr. Christensen and the company officially became Christensen Lumber & Coal. The company changed names for the final time in 1955 to Christensen Lumber Company when coal was dropped from the company’s product lineup.
“Christensen has experienced phenomenal growth in its 100 years,” Mike Flood, executive vice president of operations for Kodiak Building Partners, said in a prepared statement. “In the advancement of this growth, Christensen will continue to bring superior products and exceptional customer service to local professional builders and contractors.”
After the name change, the company added trusses, components, drawing and estimation, millwork and doors, and a home center to its offerings.
“As we celebrate our 100th anniversary this year, we are filled with gratitude for the support from our community as well as determination to keep our customers’ projects at an exceptional level by applying our time-tested systems, processes, and skills,” Tom Christensen, chairman of Christensen Lumber Company, said in a prepared statement. “Building and growing with our community and customers have always been at the heart of what we do. It has been a memorable journey with a truly amazing team. I am honored to be working alongside such an intelligent, hardworking, and driven team of professionals, and I am excited for what the future holds for Christensen.”
Kodiak Building Partners acquired Fremont, Neb.-based Christensen Lumber Company in May of 2019. The company operates two locations in Fremont and Elkhorn, both in Nebraska.