Retail Review – November/December 2022

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Big C Lumber Expands

Granger, IN – Big C lumber, located here, recently acquired Delton Pole Building Supply Co. of Delton, MI.

Delton Pole has been in business for three decades, specializing in post-frame buildings. In recent years, Delton Pole has expanded its assortment to include materials for new-home construction and home remodeling, such as construction lumber in No. 1 Yellow Pine.

This acquisition brings Big C’s holdings to 16 locations, mostly in the Michiana area of northern Indiana and southern Michigan. Big C also operates a location in Edgerton, OH. Big C was founded in 1921 and according to the company website, it embarked on a growth-through-acquisition program in 1985.

For more information visit, www.bigclumber.com.

R.P. Lumber Acquires Kieffer Lumber

Edwardsville, IL – R.P. Lumber Co., Inc., located here, has acquired Kieffer Lumber in Mount Carmel, IL, making this the family-owned hardware and building materials retailer’s 59th Illinois location and its 85th overall.

The Kieffer family has been in the lumber, hardware, and construction businesses for many years. Some of the Kieffer family will continue to stay on with the business. The Kieffer family has worked adjacent with R.P. Lumber in the Illinois area for many years, making the family excited for the transition.

The location of Kieffer Lumber allows R.P. Lumber to bridge the gap between several of their existing locations. This will allow them to better serve some of their great southeastern Illinois and western Indiana customers. The Kieffer Lumber team will remain on board.

R.P. Lumber Co., Inc. is a family owned, full-service retail home center and building materials supplier. R.P. Lumber offers full-service delivery, lumber, complete hardware stores, drywall, roofing, kitchen cabinet design, and much more. R.P. Lumber has 85 locations across Illinois, Missouri, Wyoming, Iowa, and Wisconsin. They also operate two truss manufacturing facilities, a robust ecommerce platform, and a wholly subsidiary R.P. Home & Harvest which operates 22 locations around the Lake States.

To learn more visit www.rplumber.com.

ABC Supply Opens New Branch

Beloit, WI – ABC Supply, located here, has made another expansion move, with the opening of a new location in Gibbon, NE.

ABC Supply is one of the nation’s largest distributors of roofing materials along with exterior and interior building products, such as wood siding, railing, and decking. The company operates more than 840 locations nationwide.

ABC Supply has also announced that they will be opening a new branch in Cleveland, OH. This new location will be one of three that ABC Supply has opened over the past several months, which include, Redding, CA, and Cheswick, PA.

ABC Supply now operates six locations in NE, with three in the Omaha market. To learn more visit www.abcsupply.com.

Beacon Gets Bigger In Texas

Herndon, VA – Beacon, headquartered here, has opened greenfield locations in College Station and Sherman, TX. According to the building and roofing products distributor, the branches establish Beacon’s service to both residential and non-residential customers in the vibrant Bryan-College Station and Sherman-Denison markets.

Both the College Station and the Sherman branches will be stocked with leading brands of roofing and complementary lumber products, such as manufactured by Boise Cascade, Alta Forest Products, Weyerhaeuser, and others.

Based in Herndon, VA, Beacon currently operates more than 400 branches in the United States and Canada. Bringing the Beacon customer experience to contractors in College Station and Sherman, the team of building experts will help customers grow their business by saving time and operating more efficiently.

For more information visit, www.becn.com.

Wehrung’s Lumber And Home Center Expands

Ottsville, PA – Wehrung’s Lumber and Home Center, located here, announced it has added a fifth store, expanding its homegrown niche to Macungie, PA.

This is the second acquisition in the past two years of other family-owned and operated home improvement and hardware store locations. Wehrung’s family of businesses carries on the friendly-small town vibe to serve customers in their hometown communities.

The Ottsville, PA-based company purchased Driers Do It Center in 2021. The store remained open to serve professional and DIY customers throughout a roughly $3 million investment in an extensive renovation and restocking process. Wehrung’s Macungie continuously aims to be a “one stop shop.”

For more information visit, www.wehrungs.com.

Tibbetts Lumber Co. Set To Acquire D&M Truss

St. Petersburg, FL – Tibbetts Lumber Co. LLC, located here, has announced that it is set to acquire Pensacola, FL-based D&M Truss Co. in late 2022. The St. Petersburg, Florida-based multi-location building materials supplier’s agreement is to acquire all the assets of the single-location, Pensacola, FL-based roof, and floor truss manufacturer.

When the deal is consummated, D&M Truss’ team and facility will be strategic to Tibbetts Lumber Co. and their existing operations. The acquisition will allow for further growth into FL’s panhandle, AL, and MS. D&M Truss will give Tibbetts Lumber Co. a geographically significant footprint to complement their existing central FL truss production.

Tibbetts Lumber’s U.S. footprint will increase to 10 locations throughout Florida and its sister company, Cox Lumber Ltd., operates two locations in the Cayman Islands. Tibbetts Lumber Co. serves regional and custom/semi-custom builders and remodelers across FL. Their primary business lines include floor trusses, lumber and building materials, roofing, interior and exterior doors, millwork and trim, windows, siding, and specialty items for new and home construction.
For more information learn more at, www.tibbettslumber.com.

By Miller Wood Trade Publications

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