Zuern Building Products of Allenton, Wisconsin, plans to open its fifth location, a corporate and distribution center, early next year.
The 70,000 square foot expansion will serve as a controlled environment for interior millwork, cabinets, and windows. The existing locations in Allenton, Watertown, Cedarburg, and Franklin will remain as showrooms where customers can view product selections and make purchases.
For nearly 70 years, Zuern has served Wisconsin with building material suppliers and design centers. As a result of Zuern’s continuous expansion of retail operations, this fifth location will allow for improved storage and handling of products and increased efficiencies with delivery schedules, the company says.
“It’s a very exciting time for us. We feel that this location is an industry-leading solution & an essential part of our growth with over 170 employees,” said Arleen Mantel, president of Zuern Building Products & Design Center.
Currently in its third generation of family ownership, Zuern Building Products began in 1953 when Louis and Irene Zuern purchased a small lumberyard named Weis Lumber in Allenton, Wisconsin and renamed it to Allenton Lumber and Fuel. Third generation owners include Dave, Jim, and Greg, sons of Don and Jan Zuern; Tom, son of Bob Zuern; and Jenny, daughter of Joe Zuern. The company started with five employees, and now employs a staff of more than 100, serving professional builders, remodelers, and homeowners.