R.P. Lumber is set to acquire Custer, S.D.-based Custer Do It Best Hardware & Lumber, an independently-owned retailer of hardware, lumber, and building materials. The transaction is expected to close on April 19.

“This lumber yard has been serving professional builders and DIY homeowners across the central and southern Black Hills for nearly 90 years,” Bonnie Ramer, owner of Custer Do It Best Hardware & Lumber, said. “I was certainly not the first owner, but I truly believe R.P. Lumber is the right organization to call itself the next owner of this location.

Custer Do It Best Hardware & Lumber offers delivery, key cutting, screen repair, glass repair, and a full line of hardware and building materials. The company also offers a drive-through lumber yard experience for customers.

“Custer Do It Best Hardware & Lumber has stood the test of time,” Robert L. Plummer, president and CEO of R.P. Lumber said. “The care and pride exhibited by Bonnie and her team are apparent. We’re humbled they have decided to entrust this great business to another family-owned company. We look forward to serving customers and building relationships in and around Custer County.”

The acquisition represents R.P. Lumber’s first location in South Dakota. Edwardsville, Ill.-based R.P. Lumber operates 83 locations across Illinois, Missouri, Wyoming, Iowa, Wisconsin, and, now, South Dakota.