DEALER PROFILE: Playing to Your Strengths

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Mill Creek Lumber and Supply’s active approach to technology helps drive its business forward.

By: Alyssa Samson | Photos by Bill Vogt

The stock market crash of 1929 left a tidal wave of economic destruction rippling throughout the U.S. For ten long years, consumer spending was halted, banks failed and nearly 15 million Americans were unemployed. The economy was at a standstill.

Yet, like a phoenix rising from the ashes of closed businesses everywhere, Pete Dunn opened the first Mill Creek Lumber and Supply in Tulsa, Okla., in 1934.

“Since our start in the midst of the Great Depression, we’ve recognized that we have to offer more to our customers,” says Jeff Dunn, president and CEO of Mill Creek Lumber and Supply. “We take that to heart by providing a greater variety of products and services that go into the home than the typical LBM operator.”

mill creek - dealer profileDespite multiple economic hardships in the course of the company’s 80 years in business, Mill Creek has continued to evolve into a progressive company by increasing their manufacturing capabilities and by leveraging technological advances like Mobile Visual Pro software, which enables on-site estimating and graphic reporting.

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Alyssa Samson

Former associate editor with the LBM Journal - Alyssa received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Denver in 2011, along with a Master's in the Science of Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 2012.