OUR HISTORY

SINCE 1953

OUR COMPANY

From our beginnings in 1953 as Allenton Lumber and Fuel with 5 employees, Zuern Building Products, through the dedication of now well 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, remodelers, 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!”

As our retail operations have expanded, we’ve been able to add services to meet the needs of our clients. From traditional lumber, millwork, windows, doors, and cabinet supplies to trendsetting home and kitchen and bath design, our team remains focused on making life easy for our clients. Our design staff can help you design and plan a project, create a products list, and deliver products directly on-site.

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 PRODUCTS

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. We leverage the buying power of more than 1,200 lumberyards and pass the savings onto you. Through LMC, we purchase collectively from major brand name manufacturers and contract with a select group of lumber mills.

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OUR HISTORY

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1953

In 1953, Louis and Irene Zuern purchased a small lumberyard named Weis Lumber in Allenton, Wisconsin and renamed it to Allenton Lumber and Fuel.

1970

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.

2007

In 2007, Zuern opened a new location in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.

2014

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.

OUR AFFILIATIONS