FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9, 2023
Contact: Sue Spiry or Amanda Moyer
WHITINSVILLE, Mass – Koopman Lumber, a family-owned and operated business with 11 locations in Massachusetts was recently recognized by the Lumber and Building Material Journal (LBM) as its “Dealer of the Year.” The award recognizes four LBM companies of different sizes that epitomize the entrepreneurial spirit. The “Dealer of the Year” designation is awarded to companies with leadership that excels at identifying underserved or emerging markets, satisfying customers and constantly working to grow and improve business while demonstrating a fierce commitment to finding ever-better ways to serve their customers and their communities.
“We appreciate this recognition because we strive to be the best partner possible in all our relationships, including those with our customers, our community, our suppliers and our team,” said Dirk Koopman, CEO of Koopman Lumber. “We still operate by the same community-minded values set by my grandfather, Peter T. Koopman, when he founded the company in 1939. This includes donating 10 percent of all profits to organizations that serve the community.”
The family business is now run by Peter’s grandchildren: Dirk Koopman, CEO; his sister, Denise Brookhouse, CFO; and her husband, Tony Brookhouse, COO.
“We are proud of the Koopman family name and are committed to its legacy,” said Tony Brookhouse. “If you do business with our company, you are nearly always working with one of us directly. As an independent lumberyard, we can respond in real-time to business challenges, giving us an agility that larger corporations can’t match.”
Koopman has nine retail locations and two distribution centers, with a new location under construction in Dennis on Cape Cod that is expected to open this April. Professional builders and remodelers make up approximately 90 percent of its customer base.
About Koopman Lumber & Hardware
Family-owned and operated since 1939, Koopman Lumber & Hardware has 11 Massachusetts locations including three full-line lumber, hardware, paint, lawn and garden stores in Whitinsville, Uxbridge and North Grafton; one lumber, hardware, paint and kitchen design center in Sharon; a full-service paint store in Milford; lumber yards and kitchen design centers in Hudson, Andover, Fairhaven and Indian Orchard; and distribution centers in Uxbridge and Sutton. They specialize in building materials including lumber and hardware, moulding and millwork, tools, power equipment, windows and doors, engineered lumber, kitchen and more. An extensive network of outside sales professionals deliver expertise in lumber, millwork, kitchens and paint. To learn more, visit koopmanlumber.com.