The merger will take advantage of factory-setting construction in a controlled environment, allowing for more efficient building with minimal waste. The announcement says that advanced engineering practices can be maximized to make homes more energy efficient and stronger, using less materials.
Blenker Building Systems team members in Amherst, Wis. will see no change in their employment status, the company announced. They will be offered the same benefits as Drexel team members including: team member’s children receiving full college tuition scholarships, ownership stock in the company, and more. They will join forces with the former Truss Systems in Little Chute, Wis. and operate under the trade name Drexel Systems.
Drexel Systems will offer solutions for homes “from footing to roof,” along with windows installed, in four days which currently takes about 15 days with traditional methods.
“This is not to compete with the local builder, small or large, but to help them. Shortage of skilled labor is such a huge part of our building economy now. Offsite construction doesn’t solve everything but it’s a huge step in that direction. It’s exciting to provide another solution for our builders,” said Jason Blenker, co-owner and president of Blenker Building Systems.
Both companies have a similar family legacy and core values. “Drexel’s mission is to supply happiness. Who doesn’t want to be part of that, to supply happiness,” said Jason Blenker. “They have been a Wisconsin top workplace for many, many years. I love that.”
Joel Fleischman will continue to lead as president and owner of both Drexel Building Supply and Drexel Systems. “For Drexel Building Supply it is taking our framing and lumber packages far ahead of our competition. It won’t be for every builder, and that’s awesome, nothing we do changes, but if they want to be part of offsite construction, they now can do it with us. The future is very exciting for this segment of our company from design to build. It is a whole new world we are creating for our clients. I’m excited as I’ve ever been for our future, and that’s saying a lot as I am known to get pretty excited about most things.”