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Standard Companies joins the US LBM Family

US LBM expands its Midwest presence with a leading building products distributor in Michigan

Grand  Rapids,  Michigan  –  September  30,  2014  –  US  LBM  Holdings,  LLC  (“US  LBM”)  announces  the  acquisition  of  Standard  Companies,  Inc.  of  Grand  Rapids,  MI  from  the Rottschafer  family.  The  third  generation  of  the  original  founding  family  now  manages  the  operation with Tim Rottschafer as President.

The  company  was  originally  founded  in  1904  by  Omge  and  Kenelska  Rottschafer,  who  emigrated from the Netherlands to Holland, Michigan, at the turn of the century. The year 2014 marked the 110th anniversary of the company. What started as a small fuel and feed store, has grown to 8 cabinetry showrooms, 6 building material distribution centers, and a component  manufacturing  facility.  Standard  is  a  leading  building  material  distributor  in  Western  Michigan,  providing  cabinetry,  windows,  doors,  trusses,  components,  roofing, siding, and framing materials for the professional builder.

“We are excited and proud to join the US LBM team and the opportunity it brings to provide our customers with continued enhancements to our product and service offering,” said Tim Rottschafer.  “This  partnership  with  US  LBM  provides  a  platform  for  growth  to  our  associates and partners for the future.”

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“Standard is a great addition to the US LBM team, expanding our presence and capabilities in the Western Michigan market,” said L.T. Gibson, President & CEO of US LBM. “Standard’s dedicated  and  knowledgeable  team  of  associates  have  succeeded  by  providing  a  local  feel  and focus to their customer needs, which aligns perfectly with the goals of US LBM.  We look forward  to  continuing  and  expanding  upon  their  success.”    For  more  information  on  Standard Companies, Inc. go to

US LBM, recipient of the 2013 HCN Pro Dealer of the Year Award, is a collection of 14 leading building material distributors serving the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Mid-­‐Atlantic, and Western U.S in 12 states with more than 80 locations.  Implementing the philosophy of local management and leadership, US LBM capitalizes on the premier reputation of its operating companies  and  the  local  customer  relationships  that  each  operation  is  known  for  in  its  market.

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