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.”
“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 www.standardcompanies.com.
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. www.uslbm.com.
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