Dover-Foxcroft, ME—Ware-Butler Building Supply and parent company Pleasant River Lumber, headquartered here, recently completed the purchase of long-time Bangor-area building materials retailer Crescent Lumber. With four locations – Orrington, Palmyra, Corinth, and Stillwater – the Crescent Lumber addition to the team brings the Ware-Butler Building Supply family up to 13 retail locations statewide: Jordan Lumber in Kingfield, Gorham, Madison 201, Madison Main Street, Mexico, Livermore Falls, Enfield, Waterville, and Greenville coming soon in 2022.
With the new acquisitions, Ware-Butler/Jordan Lumber/Crescent Lumber/Woodsmith’s Manufacturing will employ 295 people. The four Crescent stores will continue to do business as Crescent Lumber in 2022 and for the foreseeable future.
Parent company, Pleasant River Lumber, currently owns and operates lumber manufacturing facilities in Dover-Foxcroft, Jackman, Enfield, Hancock, and Sanford that specialize in Spruce/Fir framing lumber and Eastern White Pine boards. In addition to the mills, Pleasant River Lumber owns Moosehead Cedar Log Homes in Greenville, A&A Brochu Trucking, Chaffee Transport in Clinton, Quality Saw Sales and Service, and A&A Brochu Logging. With the new acquisitions, the Pleasant River Lumber family of companies will employ a total of 687 people working and living in Maine.