HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO, March 20, 2023 – Kodiak Building Partners and Christensen Lumber Company announced Christensen’s 100th anniversary as a building materials business serving Nebraska’s home builders and contractors with lumber, engineered components, millwork, windows, and other building products.
Christensen Lumber Company was originally founded as Luehrs-Christensen Coal & Lumber Company on March 23, 1923, in Fremont, Nebraska by Alfred F. Christensen and Robert A. Leuhrs when the pair purchased a coal and lumber facility. In 1943, Luehrs retired and sold his interests to Christensen and the company became known as Christensen Lumber & Coal before changing its name for a final time in 1955 to Christensen Lumber Company when coal was dropped from the Christensen product lineup.
Throughout the next 50 years, David and Tom Christensen continued to enhance facilities including trusses, components, drawing and estimation, millwork and door, and a Home Center to bring innovation to the forefront of Nebraska’s building landscape and keep up with the great changes in the industry.
“Christensen has experienced phenomenal growth in its 100 years,” said Mike Flood, Executive Vice President of Operations for Kodiak Building Partners. “In the advancement of this growth, Christensen will continue to bring superior products and exceptional customer service to local professional builders and contractors.”
In its 100 years of existence, Christensen has stood out in the industry with innovative solutions and products, cutting-edge technological advances, and incomparable service to both its customers and the local community.
“As we celebrate our 100th anniversary this year, we are filled with gratitude for the support from our community as well as determination to keep our customers’ projects at an exceptional level by applying our time-tested systems, processes, and skills,” said Tom Christensen, Chairman of Christensen Lumber Company. “Building and growing with our community and customers have always been at the heart of what we do. It has been a memorable journey with a truly amazing team. I am honored to be working alongside such an intelligent, hardworking, and driven team of professionals, and I am excited for what the future holds for Christensen.”
The Christensen Lumber team consists of experienced lumber and millwork professionals led by President Tim Ferguson and seasoned experts, most of whom have served in decades-long careers at Christensen. Together they deliver world-class standard lumber and components products to their customers in Nebraska.
“We have achieved this milestone through the hard work and dedication of our team and our culture of customer service that exists throughout the Christensen organization. We have dedicated ourselves to 100 years of product innovation and manufacturing efficiencies to provide our customers and community with the highest quality lumber and components products and service,” said Tim Ferguson, President of Christensen Lumber Company. “Throughout 2023, we are looking at where we started, what we have achieved, and what our plans are for the future. On March 23 we are inviting employees, their families, vendors, and community members to a fun-filled night at Christensen Field to celebrate our milestone.”
About Kodiak Building Partners
Kodiak Building Partners was founded in 2011 to acquire locally owned and operated businesses in the building material sales and distribution industries. Over the last 11 years, Kodiak has acquired over 100 locations that serve general contractors, homebuilders, sub-contractors, remodelers, and consumers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
For more information about Kodiak, please visit www.kodiakbp.com
About Christensen Lumber Company
Christensen Lumber Company was founded in Fremont, Nebraska in 1923 as a small family-owned and operated business serving the region’s home builders and contractors with lumber products. Over the last century, they have expanded their product and service offerings, developed their craft, and cultivated their passion for serving the Midwest with engineered wood building components and lumber retail operations. Christensen joined Kodiak Building Partners in 2019.
For more information about Christensen, please visit www.christensenlumber.com