Marcus Lumber goes electric

Iowa pro dealer establishes full service electrical contracting business.

BY HBSDealer Staff

When folk and songwriting giant Bob Dylan first went electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, he was met with some hostility and boos from the crowd.

Marcus Lumber has also gone electric.

But don’t expect the Marcus, Iowa-based pro dealer to be greeted with the same degree of controversy.

In an announcement on its website, Marcus Lumber said that it has expanded into the full service electrical contracting business.

“We think this new division compliments our existing full-service plumbing and HVAC business and fills a local community need for these services,” the company said.

Now in its 99th year, Marcus Lumber also said that throughout its history, the company has found ways to add value to projects it supplies.

“By ways of performing service work in plumbing and heating, floor covering, and authorized Andersen window repairs, Marcus Lumber is well known for its service work,” the dealer said.

Jim Leavitt, owner of Marcus Lumber, explained, “The latest addition of the electrical department will serve our customers with the same fast and reliable service our customers have come to expect from us for many years.”

Marcus Lumber has also welcomed Derek Schlinz as the company’s first full-time electrical service technician.

The Marcus Lumber electrical division will serve customers through new residential and commercial wiring, new equipment and fixture installation, and full-service electrical repairs.

“From the projects we’ve worked on in the past we felt there was a real need for these local services. We are excited to have Derek and all his talent on board. We believe he will be a great fit to our team,” Grant Leavitt, marketing and purchasing officer at Marcus Lumber, said.



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