TAL acquires Bayview Building Materials from Elma

Vancouver, Washington – TAL Holdings, a home improvement company with 15 stores and seven operating brands in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, has entered into an agreement in principle to acquire Bayview Building Materials of Elma, located in Elma, Washington.

After a transition period, Bayview will open on January 31st as part of the TAL family of brands.

Bayview Lumber Company was founded in Elma in 1964 by Robert E. Bush and Vic Druzianich. Robert E. Bush received a Congressional Medal of Honor in World War II and was included in Tom Brokaw’s book The Greatest Generation. In 1985, Robert’s son Rick Bush bought Bayview Lumber Co. In 2003, Rick Jensen and Jim Depretto bought Bayview in Elma.

Bayview was founded as a full-service hardware store and timber warehouse and serves the building material needs of builders, renovators and do-it-yourselfers. Jensen and Depretto expanded their activities in Elma and now have a 12,000 square meter sales showroom and 3 hectare wood storage area to meet the area’s building materials needs.

“We are honored to welcome the Bayview team to the TAL family,” said Jason Blair, CEO of TAL Holdings.

“Bayview is a successful company with product offerings that include a full hardware store, large lawns and gardens, and rental center in addition to a full range of sawn timber and building materials. The diverse product mix, experienced teams and solid market reputation make Bayview an excellent choice for TAL. Because of their strong brand awareness, they will continue to trade as Bayview Building Materials of Elma, ”said Blair.

Rick Jensen, Co-Owner of Bayview, said, “Our goal was to provide our valued customers with unmatched value, choice and service. We see the same core values ​​at TAL. We look forward to working with TAL to continue our growth and generate valuable resources and opportunities. “

Blair added, “We are excited to be working with Bayview and strengthening our presence in Washington.”

TAL’s family of brands, based in Vancouver, Washington, includes Badger Building Center, Browne’s Home Center, Gerretsen Building Supply, Lake Chelan Building Supply, Marson and Marson Lumber, Mount Vernon Building Center, and Tum-A-Lum Lumber.

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