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Kodiak acquires Christensen Lumber Co. of Nebraska and Kansas

Posted by LBM Journal
Posted: 05/01/2019

Tom Christensen of Christensen Lumber and Kodiak Building Partners have announced the acquisition of Christensen Lumber, as of May 1. Christensen Lumber was founded in 1923 and was one of the first businesses to establish itself in Fremont, Neb.

Tom Christensen will continue as president of Christensen Lumber, the companies announced in a press release. Additionally, he will be part of the ownership group of Kodiak. Christensen Lumber will join the Building Materials Group at Kodiak Building Partners and will be under the direction of Mark Garboski.

Selling to Kodiak Building Partners was the perfect choice for Tom Christiansen, the release said. “By no accident, Christensen Lumber has become a leader in the Midwest for engineered wood building components, millwork, and lumber sales. Hard work, deliberate planning, investments, and execution led us to this juncture, and Kodiak is perfectly positioned to allow us to continue on our successful journey and help us keep our focus on our areas of expertise,” Tom Christiansen added.

Steve Swinney, Kodiak’s CEO, stated that Kodiak has been following the success of Christensen Lumber for a long time. “I’m so pleased to have the opportunity to join the Christensen family in serving their Midwestern markets. The values represented by Christensen and the communities they serve…family, hard work, and humility, are ones we share. Tom has led his family’s business to new heights and has thoughtfully planned out Christensen’s bright future. We feel fortunate to partner with such a fine company and its exceptional employees. Great things will continue to happen at Christensen.”