NEW YORK — In less than five years, Green Bay, Wis.-based US LBM Holdings has grown from a mere idea into a 55-unit pro dealer. It ranked 14th in sales on the HCN Pro Dealer Industry Scoreboard and showed year-over-year revenue growth of 15.7%.
With those numbers, and a corporate culture focused on improvement, US LBM Holdings was named HCN’s 2013 “Pro Dealer of the Year.”
The company was founded in 2009 as a federation of independent lumberyards with highly autonomous local operators building their businesses with services tailored to local markets. Among the original lumberyard players are Wisconsin Building Supply in Green Bay, Wis.; Bellevue Builders Supply in Schenectady, N.Y.; and East Haven Builders Supply in East Haven, Conn.
US LBM Holdings CEO L.T. Gibson will accept the Pro Dealer of the Year Award during the 2013 ProDealer Industry Summit Oct. 23-25 in Nashville, Tenn. The Summit is sponsored jointly by the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) and HCN.
“I am very humbled and excited for our team to be recognized by HCN as Pro Dealer of the Year,” Gibson said. “Many of our associates have devoted their entire careers to our industry. And they have made US LBM Holdings what it is today. This honor recognizes their efforts toward our goal of building one of the best companies in our industry. We’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far and excited for what the future holds.”