Dealer of the Year: Zuern Building Products and Design Center
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.
Dealer of the Year: Keim
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.
Dealer of the Year: Ganahl Lumber
Clearly, a company doesn’t get to a half a billion in sales without knowing what it’s doing, and for CEO Peter Ganahl, it really comes down to three things.
Hilltop Lumber: Delivering dreams in the land of lakes
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.
Scenic Service: Northwest Ranch Supply’s next generation of growth
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.
Open approach: Communication is key at Dakota County Lumber
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.
Retail expansion holds bottom line strong for Bayview Building Materials
With a robust hardware store within more than 11,000 square feet of remodeled retail space, along with a large lawn and garden facility, Bayview became the perfect destination for a quarantined customer base.
2020 Dealer of the Year: R.T. Griffis & Sons
The name R.T. Griffis & Sons has served customers in Northeastern Pennsylvania for 76 years.
2020 Dealer of the Year: Lang Building Supply
Like the community it serves, Lang Building Supply itself is historic, considered to be one of the oldest continuously-operating businesses in the county.
2020 Dealer of the Year: Gillman Home Center
Nine of Gillman Home Center’s 12 locations were built by Charlie Gillman and crew from the ground up. That DIY spirit is why his company is this year’s LBM Journal Dealer of the Year in the category of sales between $50 and $100 million.