TAL Holdings agreed in principle to acquire four-unit, Oregon-based Miller’s Home Center. Miller’s Home Center operates two home centers and lumberyards, an 18,000 square foot retail store in Baker City, Ore., and a 35,000 square foot retail store in La Grande, Ore. The company also operates a truss plant and cabinet manufacturing facility in La Grande.
“As part of our strategic growth initiative and our commitment to help build better communities, we seek companies who align with TAL on operational excellence and core values,” Jason Blair, CEO and TAL Holdings, said in a news release. “Miller’s checks these boxes and more. Current owners, Steve Colkitt and Wayner Ryder, built a tremendous business over the last several decades, and we are grateful for their trust and partnership through the acquisition process. Miller’s provides us with an excellent opportunity to diversify our business growth and expand into manufacturing—one of our strategic goals.”
After a transition period, Miller’s will open as part of the TAL family of companies on December 12, 2022. Upon completion of the acquisition, TAL will operate 29 locations; eight in Oregon, 12 in Washington, eight in Idaho, and one in Montana.
“We are excited for this partnership and for the next phase of our history,” Colkitt said. “TAL’s long history in eastern Oregon and their emphasis on core values and community makes this a perfect fit. Plus, a larger organization will provide our employees additional resources and growth opportunities. This will be a beneficial partnership for all involved—employers, customers, and vendors.”
Vancouver, Wash.-based TAL Holdings’ family of brands include Badger Building Center, Bayview Building Supply of Elma, Best Built Builders Supply, Browne’s Home Center, Gerretsen Building Supply, Lake Chelan Building Supply, Marson and Marson Lumber, Midway Building Supply, Mount Vernon Building Center, and Tum-A-Lum Lumber.