Bloedorn Lumber Celebrates 100 Years
  1. Bloedorn Lumber Celebrates 100 Years

    By SHAUN FRIEDRICHSEN

    News Director

    Quality service is important for Bloedorn Lumber, which has contributed to its 100 years of serving communities like Alliance.

    Troy Stoike, General Manager of Bloedorn Lumber in Alliance, said Bloedorn Lumber has served Alliance since Jan. 25, 1947 when they purchased Alliance Lumber. He said

    Bloedorn Lumber was founded well before that by two brothers who saw a way to provide necessities to their community.

    “There were a couple of brothers who purchased the first site in Torrington, Wyoming,” Stoike said. “It was called Torrington Lumber and Coal. From there, it just grew over the years into a full-blown lumber company. Now we’re in five states, we have 28 locations.”

    Stoike, who has worked at Bloedorn Lumber for the past 10 years, said the Alliance location has continued to grow throughout the years, and has seen many new products added to their already wide selection of items.

    “We’re a full-line lumber company,” said Stoike. “We have everything from lumber, electrical, paint, hand tools, power tools. We can order just about anything building related, and non-building related. We’ve started bringing in new lines like shower curtains, mini blinds and things like that to be a full-service facility.

    “We also supply all the lumber and building materials for new houses, additions, kitchens, pole barns, bathroom remodels—you name it, we’ll supply it if it’s building related material,” Stoike said. “We have it, or we can get it.

    We get the job done. That’s our part in our community.”Bloedorn Lumber continues to look to the future, Stoike noted, working to fill needs in the community. He said the company as a whole continues to expand as well.

    “In my time here, we’ve bought three or four other companies. We’re expanding. We’re a conservative company, but we look for the opportunity to expand where it fits us. We don’t look to expand just to expand.

    I’m sure in the next couple years, they’re looking to expand and buy some other locations that fit our brand.”

    Stoike said the majority of Bloedorn Lumber locations are found in smaller communities, with some larger locations available in places like Casper, Wyo.

    “The basis of our whole corporation is serving small communities that we live in, that’s

    how our company was founded,” said Stoike. “That’s something we really still hold onto.

    For our company, it’s important to us to service the communities we live in.

    We’re

    conservative, progressive company: we like to make progress and do the right thing

    , but

    we’re going to do it the right way.

    Bloedorn Lumber in Alliance has some exciting projects on the horizon, including

    expanding the rental selection, adding new product lines to fill the needs of the

    community an

    d having a greenhouse in the spring.“

    Right now, we have closing in on 15,000 individual items in the store between inside and outside,” Stoike said. “That’s a lot of items, but we’re trying to expand more home décor items.

    We’re looking for those things that we can better ourselves on and help the community shop local.

    It’s important to me and my family to shop local for as much as we can to keep everything we can as close to home as possible."