US LBM acquired two-unit, Michigan building products distributor and retailer Northern Building Supply, marking the specialty building materials distributor’s second completed deal of the week. Northern Building Supply offers lumber and a wide range of specialty building products, including windows, doors, decking, cabinetry, hardware, and paint, along with kitchen and bath design services to homeowners, builders, and contractors from its Traverse City, Mich., and Suttons Bay, Mich., locations.
“We’re excited to partner with US LBM,” Ed Beuerle, who will continue to lead Northern Building Supply’s operations, said in a news release. “As part of the US LBM family, we get the best of both worlds, keeping our trusted team and the relationships we’ve built with customers and our community, while being able to offer our customers even more products and resources to help them get the job done right.”
Northern Building Supply owner George Cochran will be leaving the business to focus on other local ventures, according to US LBM. Northern Building Supply will operate as part of US LBM’s Standard Supply and Zeeland Lumber, which will now have a combined 19 locations across Michigan.
“The Northern Building Supply team is known for their quality products and superior service, and we’re pleased to welcome them to US LBM,” US LBM president and CEO L.T. Gibson said. “Northern Building Supply complements our existing Michigan operations and expands our reach into the growing communities of northwest Michigan.”
Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based US LBM has expanded at a rapid pace dating back to November 2020. The specialty distributor added six locations through its acquisition of Zeeland Lumber in November 2020, 10 locations with its acquisitions of Ridgefield Supply Company, Tri-County Building Supplies, and Jennings Builders Supply & Hardware in December 2020, five locations with its purchase of Gilcrest/Jewett in January 2021, 48 locations with its acquisition of Higginbotham Brothers and J.P. Hart Lumber and Hart Components in May 2021, seven locations with its acquisitions of Brand Vaughan Lumber Company and Home Center Supply in July 2021, five locations with its acquisitions of North Georgia Building Supply, Junior’s Building Materials, and Massey Builders Supply in August, and six locations with its acquisition of Mid-Cape Home Centers earlier in September.
US LBM has also opened greenfield locations in New Castle, Del., Paterson, N.J., and Yeadon, Pa., since November 2020. US LBM offers a portfolio of specialty products, including windows, doors, millwork, wallboard, roofing, siding, engineered components, and cabinetry.