Alpine Lumber Co., Westminster, Colo., has purchased five lumberyards from Las Vegas, Nev.-based A.C. Houston Lumber Co., Alpine president Bill Miller confirmed Monday, April 7. The stores are in Angel Fire, Gallup and Farmington, N.M., and in Crested Butte and Durango, Colo. Financial details weren't disclosed.

Miller said the transaction was closed last week and that Alpine's signs already are up at the facilities.

A.C. Houston vice president Michael Murray said the compay "will be continuing operations in California, Nevada and Idaho and look forward to growing when the opportunity presents itself."

Alpine ranked 38th on the 2007 ProSales 100 with 17 locations, while A.C. Houston was 42nd on the list with nine facilities as of the start of 2008.