Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based Edward Hines Lumber, a subsidiary of US LBM Holdings, will open a full-service building supply center and showroom in May in the Chicago area.
The new facility will occupy the site of the former Franklin Emery (F.E.) Wheaton Lumberyard. The downtown Wheaton, Ill., property has been vacant since F.E. Wheaton closed in 2010. The new lumberyard will be managed by former F.E. Wheaton general manager of 28 years, Pat Briody.
“I am looking forward to servicing local home builders and contractors again from this location,” he said.
Wheaton Mayor Michael Gresk also expressed his enthusiasm for this agreement.
“The addition of Edward Hines Lumber is fantastic both for Wheaton and the surrounding area,” Gresk said, in a statement. “It’s a perfect fit. That site has been a lumber company since the late 19th century, and now it’s going to return to a new useful life here in our community.”
In addition to providing a full range of lumber and building materials, the Edward Hines Wheaton location will have a window, door and cabinetry showroom and design center.
Edward Hines also operates building supply centers in Hampshire and Alsip, a Millwork facility in Kirkland, and a Window, Door and Cabinetry showroom in Buffalo Grove.
Founded in 1892, Edward Hines Lumber operates locations serving home builders and professional remodelers throughout the state of Illinois, lower Wisconsin and Northern Indiana.
US LBM Holdings is a collection of leading building material distributors serving the Midwest, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic in eight states with more than 40 locations.