Doyle Lumber joins Koopman family
Koopman Lumber and Hardware has announced a deal that brings Andover, Mass.-based Doyle Lumber Company into the fold.
With the addition of Doyle, Koopman Lumber expands its operations to nine locations throughout eastern Massachusetts
Doyle Lumber take on the Koopman Lumber name.
“We are very happy to be able to compete in a new marketplace,” announced Dirk Koopman, CEO of Koopman Lumber a family-owned company since 1939. “Doyle has been great organization with many talented people. We look forward to working in the North Metro Area.”
Doyle Lumber has served Andover for 96 years and will now be able to offer the community additional product lines, enhanced capabilities, and greater resources. Koopman Lumber has 280 employees and 40 Outside Sales professionals delivering expertise in lumber, millwork, kitchens, and paint.
“This merger will certainly expand the reach of our company,” explained Koopman. “These are exciting time for our families and our company.”
Throwback Thursday: An anniversary for 84
The Nov. 17, 2003 issue of Home Channel News, the forerunner of HBSDealer recognized the work of 84 Lumber executive Cecil Gavely, who began his career with the lumberyard company in 1967. In 2003, when the company was named Pro Dealer of the Year, the company’s sales had surpassed the $2 billion mark and expansion was in the air.
Gravely was store manager of the company’s St. Albans, West Virginia, location. His retirement video contains some fascinating insight and history on the LBM business, with contributions from Gravely, his customers and colleagues, and even 84 Lumber founder Joe Hardy. You can watch it here:
Stay tuned: HBSDealer will publish an in-depth profile on 84 Lumber in the upcoming November issue.
NLBMDA celebrates a centennial
The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) celebrates its 100th Anniversary in 2017, and the association is pointing to momentum along with a tide of pro-business governance in Washington, D.C. and around the country.
“NLBMDA is excited to celebrate its 100th anniversary at the ProDealer Industry Summit in Phoenix, Arizona and hope that you will be able to join us,” said Jonathan Paine, NLBMDA president and CEO. “NLBMDA has had a long and successful history of representing the interests of independent dealers from across the nation on federal regulatory and legislative issues that significantly impact the Lumber and Building Materials industry, said Jonathan Paine. We have a tremendous speaker lineup this year and several surprises in store for this year’s attendees.”
The ProDealer Industry Summit takes place Oct. 17-19 in Phoenix at the Wigwam Resort.
To commemorate the association’s 100th Anniversary, NLBMDA is launching a new effort to support its advocacy efforts and the Lumber Dealers Political Action Committee (LuDPAC). Now when supporters make a contribution of $50 or more to the LuDPAC, NLBMDA will send a limited edition 100th Anniversary Commemorative Pin, as well as a commemorative car decal (while supply lasts).
According to the NLBMDA, these items can proudly display a continued commitment to the LBM industry and NLBMDA. They also serve as a clear statement recognizing the leadership and endurance of NLBMDA.