James Anderson

Chicago’s largest independent lumberyard closing

October 15, 2018

The largest independent lumberyard in city of Chicago is set to close, Lee Lumber owner Rick Baumgarten has confirmed. After a series of deals to sell the company fell through, the … Read More

Team players: In the backyard of Purdue University, Henry Poor Lumber lines up with customers

October 5, 2018

LBM dealers who have learned to last in this industry have a way of serving a need in their communities and turning that service into sustained business. That’s exactly what … Read More

Newly-formed American Construction Source acquires two Colorado LBM dealers

October 2, 2018

Los Angeles — American Construction Source, a portfolio company formed by investment firms Angeles Equity Partners and Clearlake Capital Group, has acquired two Colorado LBM dealers. Edwards Building Center and Breckenridge Building … Read More

LBM industry steps up to help after Hurricane Florence

October 1, 2018

LBM dealers and the companies that serve them have played a large role in the rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Florence caused an estimated $17 billion to $22 billion in damage … Read More

Video: Virginia lumberyard hit with major flooding

A video from Blevins Building Supply in Galax, Va. shows significant flood damage. It will be two months before Blevins Building Supply in Galax, Va. opens its sales floor again … Read More

There’s riches in niches: New South Construction Supply focuses on what it knows best

August 30, 2018

Photos by Eli Warren Jim Sobeck has five keys to success. Really, it’s two keys, but the first one is so important that he lists it four times. “People, people, … Read More

Best of both worlds: Penn Valley True Value serves ranch and high-end

June 28, 2018

When Scott Gutierrez opened Penn Valley True Value in 2011, the demographic projections for first year profits were a little under what he had in mind. Gutierrez knew he could … Read More

150 years strong: Gordon Lumber has deep roots in Northwest Ohio

June 4, 2018

A lot of lumber dealers in the U.S. can trace their company’s origins back to when “grandpa started it after the war.” What they mean is World War II, and … Read More

Marcus Lumber: Building dreams in the fields of Iowa

May 4, 2018

There is a certain movie quote that once recited, will remind anyone who has seen the film of exactly where the story is set. “If you build it, they will … Read More

Decked Out: Sequoia Out Back

April 3, 2018

Sequoia Out Back grows through outdoor living Photos by Jim Greipp, Pau Hana Productions It’s not uncommon for a builder to get into the retail side of the LBM industry. … Read More