ELLSWORTH, Maine — Hammond Lumber Company has acquired EBS Building Supplies, a Maine-based lumber and building materials dealer, and its 10 coastal locations. Hammond, a third-generation, family-owned company since 1953 with more than $250 million in sales, now has more than 800 employees and 21 locations. The company is the largest LBM dealer in Maine and one of the largest independent LBM dealers in the country. The locations and more than 300 employees will continue to operate with a retail hardware-oriented focus and sell lumber and building materials.
Hammond announced the acquisition in a letter to customers.
“As we celebrate our 65th anniversary, we are excited to begin a new chapter in our history and look forward to welcoming the EBS employees to our family company. We have a tremendous amount of respect for the company and the success of their leadership and employees over the past 48 years, that all started when Austin Goodyear founded the company. From a business perspective, their 10 locations along the coast are a great addition and a perfect geographic fit for us to serve more customers across the state and specifically eastern Maine. I also want to recognize the EBS leadership team for their work and commitment that has led to this announcement, they have been a pleasure to work with,” said Mike Hammond, President and CEO of Hammond.
Hammond Lumber Company, based in Belgrade, Maine, carries a full line of forest products, and specializes in eastern white pine and saws more than 6,500,000 board feet each year. The company has been recognized nationally for its commitment to workplace safety as a recipient of the National Safety Council’s Occupational Excellence Achievement Award.
Ellsworth Builder’s Supply, Inc., founded by Austin Goodyear, was established in 1959 as a subsidiary of the Ellsworth Falls Lumber Co., Inc.
Hammond will continue to employ the EBS employees, bringing the total number of Hammond employees to more than 800. As part of the acquisition, Hammond plans to close the company’s Pemaquid and Wilton locations and reassign employees to the Farmington and Damariscotta stores.