Bliffert Lumber & Hardware merged with Madison, Wis., area Chase Lumber and its three locations in Sun Prairie, DeForest, and McFarland, Wis. Chase Lumber, founded in 1897, specializes in lumber, millwork, windows, cabinets, decking, kitchens, and baths.

“Joining forces with Bliffert and combining nearly two and a half centuries of serving the building industry in Wisconsin is a giant step forward for Chase Lumber’s customers and employees,” Valerie Stiener, president of Chase Lumber, said in a prepared statement. “We know that Bliffert is a company that shares our values, especially concerning employees, customers, and community. We believe Bliffert Lumber does that and more. A large firm that operates as a family-run business, Bliffert brings buying power and expertise that should allows Chase Lumber to operate as a premier supplier of building materials for many years to come.”

Bliffert Lumber & Hardware, founded in 1904, operates 13 locations and services contractors and homeowners in southeastern Wisconsin.

“At Bliffert Lumber & Hardware, we are continually improving on the construction and home improvement experience for our customers across Wisconsin,” Eli Bliffert, vice president of Bliffert Lumber & Hardware, said. “Chase Lumber Company shares our focus on excellent service and commitment to staff and community. Adding these locations will provide our Madison area customers with an improved range of services, products, and support. Being able to combine two fifth generation family-owned lumber companies is not something you get to do every day, if ever.”