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ProBuild acquires Big Buck Building Centers

BY HBSDEALER Staff

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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Big players offer fourth of July promotions

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The fourth of July is a time for strong barbecue sales and, many retailers hope, a time for a significant spike in DIY activity. Home Depot, Lowe’s and Menards are offering a number of promotions around the holiday to capitalize on the holiday week.

The fourth of July is a time for strong barbecue sales and, many retailers hope, a time for a significant spike in DIY activity. Home Depot, Lowe’s and Menards are offering a number of promotions around the holiday to capitalize on the holiday week.

Home Depot also is offering the 10 percent military discount, from July 3 through July 6, on purchases up to $2,000. The countryOs largest home channel retailer is also offering a 10 percent discount on appliances, and a similar rebate promotion on Behr paint — $5 off one gallon and $20 off a five-gallon container. Other items and services being promoted over the holiday include $200 off Kampar patio sets; $199 whole-home carpet installation; 10 percent off various kitchen countertops, sinks and cabinets; and free shipping for certain air conditioners.

At Menards, the Midwestern retailer is putting a heavy emphasis on patriotic items, including American flag lawn chairs and T-shirts. Flag kits and red, white and blue lights also are being promoted. The retailer is offering 15 percent off Coleman camping gear for the holiday, as well as 20 percent off certain barbecue tools and sale prices on all grills.

Other promotions at Menards include a $7 rebate on a gallon of Dutch Boy paint and a $35 rebate on a five-gallon purchase. UltraDeck decking is on sale over the holiday season, and the retailer is offering 14 percent off Crestline and PeachTree brand windows.

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Thieves use display tools to rob Home Depot store

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A Miramar, Fla., Home Depot store was robbed this weekend by thieves who used power tools displayed in the store to break into a safe in the store’s vault room, according to a report by the Associated Press.

The amount of money stolen from the store has not yet been released. The thieves reportedly used the power tools to open the door to the vault room and cut the hinges off the store’s safe.

According to a local CBS affiliate, employees discovered the robbery when reporting for work at 5 a.m. on Sunday.

The employees also discovered the store’s alarm system had been disabled, and it was unclear whether the store’s surveillance system was able to capture the incident.

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