Ware-Butler Acquires Maine’s Crescent Lumber

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Originally Published by: ProSales Magazine — November 15, 2021
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Ware-Butler Building Supply and parent company Pleasant River Lumber completed the purchase of Bangor, Maine-based building materials retailer Crescent Lumber. Crescent Lumber operates locations in Palmyra, Maine, Corinth, Maine, and Stillwater, Maine, bringing the total number of Ware-Butler retail locations across the state of Maine to 13.

Crescent Lumber owner Tim Bernard will remain a part of the team, focusing on customer service and sales for the four Crescent locations in support of general manager Andrew Sjorgren, according to Ware-Butler Building Supply.

“When I met Chris and Jason Brochu and we discussed the possible sale, I knew quickly that we had a good fit,” Bernard said. “I liked their vision and they liked what Crescent Lumber brought to the table for their mission, so we did the deal.”

The four Crescent stores will continue to do business as Crescent Lumber in 2022 and for the foreseeable future, according to a news release.

“Ware-Butler Building Supply and Pleasant River Lumber are pleased to add Crescent Lumber to the family,” Pleasant River Lumber’s retail operations manager Alan Orcutt said. “This acquisition will help us solidify our statewide operation and bring an awesome team of people in Crescent’s four locations to our retail team so that we can continue to provide value to our customers state-wide.

Parent company Pleasant River Lumber owns and operates lumber and manufacturing facilities in Dover-Foxcroft, Jackman, Enfield, Hancock, and Sanford, Maine, that specialize in spruce/fir framing lumber and easter white pine boards. The company also owns Moosehead Cedar Log Homes, A&A Brochu Trucking, Chaffee Transport, Quality Saw Sales and Service, and A&A Brochu Logging.