Like his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather before him, Ryan Ringer says it’s Gold Beach’s connection to the communities it serves that has allowed the company to prosper.
The two Ivey’s Building Materials locations are fairly different, which has helped the company remain diversified regardless of any fluctuations in the building or remodeling markets.
Since the third generation took over, the company has rebranded as Zuern Building Products and Design Center, opened a new 70,000 square-foot facility in Slinger, Wisconsin, and purchased a two-location window design center that has introduced the company to the Madison, Wisconsin market.
Located in the unincorporated town of Charm, Ohio, in the heart of one of the country’s largest Amish populations, Keim has adapted to the modern challenges of serving a market that includes cities such as Pittsburgh, and Cleveland with a more traditional employee base made up of 70% Old Order Amish. The results are a $150 million company that is both grounded and growing.
In the land of 10,000 lakes, Brian Klimek lives and works among some of the best of them. His family’s company, Hilltop Lumber, supplies builders in the central lakes area of Minnesota, where second homes and vacation properties have brought record sales in recent years.
In Kremmling, Colorado, nestled along the Colorado River just a few hours west of Denver, it’s impossible for Rory Menhennett not to have a sense of pride in his community.
Ask Sunny Bowman what has led Dakota County Lumber to 12% revenue increases year-over-year, and she’ll tell you it’s the team. As a leader, she is no stronger than the whole of the team and she’s the first to admit it.