New York -- HCN, the building products and home improvement retailing magazine of Lebhar-Friedman Inc., selected US LBM Holdings as the 2013 Pro Dealer of the Year.
Green Bay, Wis.-based US LBM Holdings was founded in 2009 as a federation of independent lumberyards with highly autonomous local operators building their businesses with services tailored to local markets. Among the company’s original lumberyard players are Wisconsin Building Supply in Green Bay, Wis.; Bellevue Builders Supply in Schenectady, N.Y.; and East Haven Builders Supply in East Haven, Conn.
US LBM Holdings has enjoyed impressive success since its formation, as it has built a culture of constant improvement, open communication and local knowledge in the markets it serves.
The company is also one of the fastest-growing companies on the HCN Pro Dealer Industry Scoreboard. In less than five years, the company has grown into a 55-unit pro dealer ranked 14th in sales, with year-over-year sales growth of 15.7% in 2012.
US LBM Holdings CEO L.T. Gibson will accept the Pro Dealer of the Year Award during the 2013 ProDealer Industry Summit Oct. 23-25 in Nashville, Tenn. The Summit is sponsored jointly by the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) and HCN.
"I am very humbled and excited for our team to be recognized by HCN as Pro Dealer of the Year,” Gibson said. “Many of our associates have devoted their entire careers to our industry. And they have made US LBM Holdings what it is today. Being selected as Pro Dealer of the Year recognizes their efforts toward our goal of building one of the best companies in this industry. We’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far and excited for what the future holds."