How We Got Here

Lumbermen’s is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan and operates in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Minnesota.

Founded in 1955

Lumbermen’s was founded by three brothers, Paul, John and Henry Bouma. Called Lumbermen’s Pick-up initially, the business was founded to serve West Michigan lumber dealers (Lumbermen) with construction materials in a post-war era when these items were in short supply.

Hard work and honoring the Lumbermen’s promise has fueled our growth throughout the decades. From our humble beginnings to our current, diversified product and service offerings, our customers are the reason we continually seek opportunities to serve.

Employee Ownership

In 1990, Lumbermen’s established the Employee Stock Ownership Program, giving employees a personal investment in the business, and by 1998 the company was 100% employee-owned. Today, there are 600 employee-owners.

From humble beginnings, Lumbermen’s has grown from a pick-up building materials supplier to a leading distributor and manufacturer offering diverse products and value-added services that stand out in multiple industries.