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US LBM goes West

Expanding to 12 divisions, US LBM grows in Utah in Nevada

Continuing its hot acquisition streak, Green Bay, Wisconsin-based US LBM launched a West Coast operation, expanding its number of LBM divisions to 12.

US LBM, the 2013 HCN Pro Dealer of the Year, announced today the acquisition of Desert Lumber & Truss and Desert Fasteners & Supply of Las Vegas, and Integrity Truss of Cedar City, Utah. 

Former majority shareholders will stay on in various capacities. Terry Ono will remain in his role as president of Desert Lumber; Dale Eggers as president of Desert Truss; Tyson Clayton as president of Desert Fastener & Supply; and Charles “Monty” Clayton as VP of Desert Fastener & Supply. 

Originally founded in 1989 by Ono, Desert Lumber & Truss is the leading full-service provider of lumber, OSB, panels and EWP, as well as roof and floor truss systems to the Las Vegas market, primarily serving the residential home builder and contractor. In 2009, Desert Fastener & Supply was founded to expand the company’s product line into fasteners, connectors, waterproofing products and adhesives, as well as a range of tools and equipment for Las Vegas roofing, framing and specialty contractors. Earlier in 2014, Integrity Truss launched its operations providing roof and floor trusses to southwestern Utah home builders.

“We are excited and proud to join the US LBM team and the opportunity it brings to provide our customers with continued enhancements to our product and service offering,” said Ono. “This partnership with US LBM provides a platform for growth to our associates and partners well into the future.” 

“The Desert family of companies is a key strategic addition to US LBM. The success we’ve experienced by partnering with leading building material businesses in the Midwest and Northeast is beginning to take shape in the Southeast and West Coast with the acquisitions of the Desert companies, Jones Lumber and Coastal Roofing & Supply,” said L.T. Gibson, president and CEO of US LBM. “We are excited to announce this addition to the US LBM team and look forward to continued investment in the Desert growth plans, as well as expanding their product and customer base.”