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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Company Information

Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan since 1955, Lumbermen’s operates in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. A leading distributor and manufacturer, we are driven by the goal to be first choice for our employee owners, customers, and suppliers. Lumbermen’s is 100% employee-owned and committed to investing in rewarding relationships and doing the right thing in every interaction.

To deliver industry-leading products and services to create exceptional spaces.

To be first choice for our employee owners, customers, and suppliers through investing in rewarding relationships.

  • Commit to those who count on us - As employee owners, we commit to one another, our customers, suppliers, and the communities we serve. We will invest in rewarding relationships and will give back as the Lord has blessed us.
  • Do what's right - With a servant’s heart, we will strive to do what’s right in every interaction. We will cultivate a culture where the values of individual responsibility, honesty, integrity, trustworthiness, generosity, humility and grace are demonstrated by all employee owners.
  • Exercise sound business practices - We will make sound business decisions as an investment in the future of our employee owners and for the sustainability of the company.
  • Earn consideration - We will earn the opportunity to be the workplace of choice for employee owners and the first choice for customers and suppliers by striving to exceed expectations in every interaction.

Lumbermen’s was founded in 1955 by three brothers, Paul, John and Henry Bouma. Called Lumbermen’s Pick-up initially, the business was founded to serve West Michigan lumber dealers (lumber men) with construction materials in a post-war era when these items were in short supply.
When Lumbermen’s expanded into delivery services, “Pick-up” was dropped from the name. Adding to its full line of building materials, Lumbermen’s began carrying laminate in the late 1970s which quickly led to other products such as cabinets and hardware, making us a full-line distributor to the kitchen and bath industry.
Today Lumbermen’s fabricates and installs countertops on behalf of our customers for single family, multi-family and commercial projects ranging from laminate to solid surface and stone products such as quartz and granite.
Lumbermen’s brings in over 600 rail cars of board products annually to be distributed to our industrial and commercial customers or used by us to manufacture components for our customers, enabling them to expand their capabilities and capacity.
We also assemble entry doors using components from partners such as Therma-Tru, GM Wood Products, and Simpson Wood Doors. As an additional value-added option, our doors can feature factory paint and stain finishes.
In 1990, Lumbermen’s established the Employee Stock Ownership Program, giving employees a personal investment in the business, and by 1998 the company was 100% employee-owned. Today, there are 425 employee-owners.
From humble beginnings, Lumbermen’s has grown from a pick-up building materials supplier to a leading distributor and manufacturer offering diverse products and value-added services that stand out in multiple industries. We were founded on Christian Faith that informs our thinking yet today. We are committed to investing in rewarding relationships and believe that Lumbermen’s has been blessed in order that we may be a blessing to others.
How many internships are you providing to the program?: 4-8
Placements require a financial obligation of $1,600 for each youth under 18 years old, and $2,000 for each intern 18 or older. Please indicate if you are a nonprofit organization and need wage assistance.: No
What transportation options for getting to and from work are available to you?: By Public Transport (Bus, Wheels to Work, or Bike/ Walk), By Car
Public Transportation Supports: Proximity to bus line and details of which line/stop. Wheels to Work program participation and cost.: We have multiple locations. 2 of them are in town and on the bus line. Our Byron Center location is behind the Tanger Outlets on Byron Commerce Dr in Byron Center. It is not on the bus line. We looked into Wheels to Work but we are outside of their service area as well.
Is your organization a Minority Business Enterprise?: No
Diversity Equity, & Inclusion Commitment: Share your organizations commitment to DEI, including local or national diversity commitments/pledges, links to public content outlining your strategy, and current representation in leadership and the general workforce.: The Lumbermen's Promise consists of the following: Commit to those who count on us, Do the right thing, Exercise sound business practices, and Earn consideration. We commit to serving our employee owners, our customers and suppliers, and our community to the best of our ability.