Big Creek Lumber Company announced that it is in the process of acquiring O’Connor Lumber in Vallejo, California, which will be the operation’s sixth retail lumberyard and Ace hardware store. The store’s name will be changed to Big Creek Lumber when the sale is finalized and will remain open with the same products and staff during the acquisition.
“Big Creek Lumber is pleased to have found a great fit with O’Connor Lumber. We like that it is a turn-key, well-run yard with a knowledgeable team that we can grow into the future,” says Kevin Dussault, retail divisional manager at Big Creek Lumber. “We plan to keep most things the same and are excited to also offer a full-service lumberyard with more lumber selection and a larger inventory.”
Joe Pierre, the current owner of O’Connor Lumber, says he is grateful that Big Creek Lumber will continue to carry on the traditions he, his wife Rose and their family started three generations ago.
“Rose and I really enjoy working with Big Creek and their staff,” Pierre says. “We are so grateful that our employees are being given the opportunity to work for Big Creek.”
Big Creek Lumber was founded in 1946 and is currently led by the third generation of the McCrary family. Both Big Creek and O’Connor are trusted and respected local companies and look forward to having the two businesses merge, prosper and grow locally.
“Big Creek would like to welcome the O’Connor employees to our team and congratulate the Pierre family on their retirement,” says Ellen McCrary Rinde, vice president of HR and part of Big Creek’s ownership group. “We’re really excited about the opportunity to complement our operations with another really well-managed facility. It also is well-located to expand our market area.”
A grand opening celebration is planned for the fall, and Big Creek Lumber will roll out customer service initiatives at the new location, including a customer credit account, an expanded delivery zone and a larger assortment of lumber and building materials.
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