ProBuild acquires Big Buck Building Centers

Denver-based ProBuild Holdings has announced the purchase of Big Buck Building Centers, a Racine, Wis.-based independent dealer with a combined lumberyard, truss plant and millwork facility.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Big Buck, located between Chicago and Milwaukee, represents a strategic move for ProBuild in two important markets, the company said.

“Chicago and Milwaukee together comprise one of the top five markets in the United States and are key to ProBuild’s strategy,” said Dale Kukowski, ProBuild North region president, in a statement. “Big Buck is a well-run operation that strengthens our access to key markets and allows us to better meet the needs of our growing customer base.”

Big Buck was founded in 1929 by Garrett Veestra, and the dealer is a third-generation family owned business. The company serves primarily professional contractors, specializing in framing systems, including steel and wood trusses, engineered wood products and dimensional lumber; and millwork and trim packages, including eco-friendly water-based prefinishing.

ProBuild currently operates more than 550 lumber and building product distribution, manufacturing and assembly centers serving 41 U.S. states.

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