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About Zuern Building Products

Our Company

From our beginnings in 1953 as Allenton Lumber and Fuel with 5 employees, Zuern Building Products, through the dedication of now over 100 employees, has grown to be one of the largest independent, family owned and operated lumber and building material suppliers in Wisconsin.

Zuern Building Products supplies a full line of building materials to professional builders and homeowners. We have four expansive lumberyards with complete showrooms in Allenton, Cedarburg, Franklin and Watertown, Wisconsin. Since 1953, we’ve been family-owned and operated. We take pride in our tradition of providing high quality building materials and valuable services to our customers. We are “Building on Service!”

Our Mission

The mission of Zuern Building Products is to maintain a dominant market position in the sale of building materials to the professional, through the combined efforts of management and a team of dedicated employees, adhering to a standard of honest and ethical business practices.

– Don, Jan, Bob, and Joe Zuern

Our Vision

Zuern Building Products is dedicated to being the market leader by providing solutions to our customers through innovative products, service, and technology from a knowledgeable team. We will achieve smart growth while upholding the highest reputation to our employees, customers, and community.

– Dave, Jim, Greg, Jenny and Tom Zuern

Our Memberships

Zuern Building Products is a proud member of Lumbermen’s Merchandising Corporation (LMC). LMC is an exclusive network of independent lumber and building materials dealers. This means we have the buying power of over 1,200 lumberyards, passing the savings onto you. Through LMC, we purchase collectively from major brand name manufacturers and contract with only quality lumber mills.

Our History

 In 1953, Louis and Irene Zuern purchased a small lumberyard named Weis Lumber in Allenton, Wisconsin and renamed the it to Allenton Lumber and Fuel. In 1970, Allenton Lumber and Fuel was sold to sons Don, Bob, and Joe Zuern. The company was then renamed to Zuern Building Products and had a total of 5 employees.

Original Owners
Original Owners

In 1985, the Zuerns bought Hanson Lumber in downtown Watertown, Wisconsin. After 10 years, a new store and yard were opened on the south side of Watertown, and the downtown location was sold. In 2007, Zuern opened a new location in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. In January of 2014, Zuern acquired our fourth location, purchasing Worzella Lumber Company in Franklin. With four locations surrounding the metro and suburban Milwaukee market, Zuern Building Products is the leading supplier of building materials to contractors and consumers alike.

Currently, Zuern Building Products is in its third generation of family ownership. The third generation includes Dave, Jim, and Greg, sons of Don and Jan Zuern; Tom, son of Bob Zuern; and Jenny, daughter of Joe Zuern.

Thanks, from the Zuern Staff.