Christensen Lumber Company celebrates 100

The Nebraska dealer joined Kodiak Building Partners in 2019.
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Generations: Tom Christensen, Chad Christensen, and David Christensen of Christensen Lumber Company.

Kodiak Building Partners and Christensen Lumber Company announced the dealer is celebrating its 100th anniversary this week.

For a century, the Fremont, Nebraska-based dealer has operated as a building materials business while serving home builders and contractors with lumber, engineered components, millwork, windows, and other building products.  

“Christensen has experienced phenomenal growth in its 100 years,” said Mike Flood, executive vice president of operations for Kodiak Building Partners. “In the advancement of this growth, Christensen will continue to bring superior products and exceptional customer service to local professional builders and contractors.” 

Christensen Lumber Company was originally founded as Luehrs-Christensen Coal & Lumber Company on March 23, 1923, in Fremont by Alfred F. Christensen and Robert A. Leuhrs when the pair purchased a coal and lumber facility. 

In 1943, Luehrs retired and sold his interests to Christensen and the company became known as  Christensen Lumber & Coal before changing its name for a final time in 1955 to Christensen Lumber Company after coal was dropped from the product lineup. 

Throughout the next 50 years, David and Tom Christensen continued to enhance facilities including trusses,  components, drawing and estimation, millwork and doors, and adding a home center to bring innovation to the forefront of Nebraska’s building landscape while keeping up with great changes in the industry. 

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“We have achieved this milestone through the hard work and dedication of our team and our culture of customer service that exists throughout the Christensen organization,” said Tim Ferguson, president of Christensen Lumber Company. “We have dedicated ourselves to 100 years of product innovation and manufacturing efficiencies to provide our customers and community with the highest quality lumber and components products and service,” 

Kodiak Building Materials, the owner-partner of Christensen Lumber, said during its 100 years of existence, the dealer has stood out in the industry with innovative solutions and products, cutting-edge technological advances, and incomparable service to both its customers and the local community. 

“As we celebrate our 100th anniversary this year, we are filled with gratitude for the support from our community as well as determination to keep our customers’ projects at an exceptional level by applying our time-tested systems,  processes, and skills,” said Tom Christensen, chairman of Christensen Lumber Company. “Building and growing  with our community and customers have always been at the heart of what we do. It has been a memorable journey with a truly amazing team. I am honored to be working alongside such an intelligent, hardworking, and driven team of  professionals, and I am excited for what the future holds for Christensen.”

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The Christensen Lumber team consists of experienced lumber and millwork professionals led by Ferguson and seasoned experts. This includes veterans who have served in decades-long careers at Christensen. 

“Throughout 2023, we are looking at where we started, what we have achieved, and what our plans are for the future,” Fergeson said. “On March 23  we are inviting employees, their families, vendors, and community members to a fun-filled night at Christensen Field to celebrate our milestone.” 

Christensen joined Kodiak Building Partners in 2019.

Based in Highlands Ranch, Colo., Kodiak Building Partners was founded in 2011. Over the past 11 years, the company has acquired more than 100 locations in over 20 states.

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