Fine-tuning leads to downsizing at Gordon Lumber
Gordon Holdings Company announced that it is streamlining operations while focusing on contractor building services.
The Fremont, Ohio-based pro dealer, which operates under the Gordon Lumber banner, said it is closing several retail locations while fine-tuning operations and putting its efforts toward serving pros.
The company has closed locations in Huron and Fremont, Ohio this week with remaining inventory being sent to its Port Clinton, Ohio store location, which will serve as a liquidation center through Oct. 31. The Port Clinton location will also close after October.
The company’s Genoa location is the largest facility owned by the company with room for potential expansion in the future. The company’s corporate offices, currently located in Fremont, will move to the Genoa location before the end of the year.
Along with building materials, Gordon’s business model includes component manufacturing and installed sales for pro customers.
“Moving to a single distribution point lumberyard allows us to focus more attention on professionals in this industry by way of centralizing and leveraging design and estimating teams, inventory, installed sales and delivery,” Erin Leonard, president of Gordon Lumber, said. “We anticipate being able to successfully handle the needs of builders, contractors and remodelers throughout a wide range of areas in Ohio and Michigan.”
According to Leonard, ongoing growth at the company comes from aligning itself with industry evolutionary trends.
“By focusing on our successful contractor services, such as design estimating, components, installation, and centralized product offerings, we are taking strategic steps to support the needs of contractors and builders,” Leonard said. “A great example of this is our components operation. Since 1992 we have offered superior design services for building industry professionals.”
Gordon downsized last year when it closed yards in Bellevue and Bowling Green.