Christensen Lumber Celebrates 100th Anniversary

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Originally Published by: LBM Journal — March 20, 2023
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Kodiak Building Partners and Christensen Lumber Company announced Christensen’s 100th anniversary as a building materials business serving Nebraska’s home builders and contractors with lumber, engineered components, millwork, windows, and other building products.

From left, Tom Christensen, third-generation former president and current chairman; Chad Christensen, fourth-generation and current sales manager; David Christensen, second-generation and former president and chairman.

Christensen Lumber Company was originally founded as Luehrs-Christensen Coal & Lumber Company on March 23, 1923, in Fremont, Nebraska by Alfred F. Christensen and Robert A. Leuhrs when the pair purchased a coal and lumber facility. In 1943, Luehrs retired and sold his interests to Christensen and the company became known as Christensen Lumber & Coal before changing its name for a final time in 1955 to Christensen Lumber Company when coal was dropped from the Christensen product lineup.

Throughout the next 50 years, David and Tom Christensen continued to enhance facilities including trusses, components, drawing and estimation, millwork and door, and a Home Center.

“Christensen has experienced phenomenal growth in its 100 years,” said Mike Flood, executive vice president of operations for Kodiak Building Partners. “In the advancement of this growth, Christensen will continue to bring superior products and exceptional customer service to local professional builders and contractors.”

“As we celebrate our 100th anniversary this year, we are filled with gratitude for the support from our community as well as determination to keep our customers’ projects at an exceptional level by applying our time-tested systems, processes, and skills,” said Tom Christensen, chairman of Christensen Lumber Company. “Building and growing with our community and customers have always been at the heart of what we do. It has been a memorable journey with a truly amazing team. I am honored to be working alongside such an intelligent, hardworking, and driven team of professionals, and I am excited for what the future holds for Christensen.”

The Christensen Lumber team consists of experienced lumber and millwork professionals led by President Tim Ferguson and seasoned experts, most of whom have served in decades-long careers at Christensen. Together they deliver world-class standard lumber and components products to their customers in Nebraska, said a press release from Kodiak Building Partners.

“We have achieved this milestone through the hard work and dedication of our team and our culture of customer service that exists throughout the Christensen organization. We have dedicated ourselves to 100 years of product innovation and manufacturing efficiencies to provide our customers and community with the highest quality lumber and components products and service,” said Tim Ferguson, president of Christensen Lumber Company. “Throughout 2023, we are looking at where we started, what we have achieved, and what our plans are for the future. On March 23 we are inviting employees, their families, vendors, and community members to a fun-filled night at Christensen Field to celebrate our milestone.”