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.