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About BPI

Respect and Dignity

We believe in developing and maintaining meaningful and effective partnerships by fulfilling our commitments, preserving an atmosphere of respect and dignity, and sustaining a high level of character and integrity.

We don’t call this value engineering or performance service management, we call it our responsibility.

Our History

Built to Last

    • 1957
      Company was founded and served its customers from the Dakota Warehouse Building in Watertown, SD.
    • 1965
      Lester Schull purchased controlling interest in company.
    • 1975
      Purchased Lumbermen’s Supply Company in Sioux Falls, SD and installed its first computer system.
    • 1980
      Moved corporate office to its current location, 405 1st Ave NE, Watertown, SD.
    • 1983
      Lee Schull becomes president of company.
    • 1984
      Company expansion: New branch in Waterloo, Iowa — Building Products Inc. of Iowa.
    • 1985
      Name changed from Lumbermen’s Supply Company to Building Products Inc. of South Dakota
    • 1991
      Consolidation of the Watertown and Sioux Falls branches while opening a new division Building Products Inc — Forest Products in Rauville, SD.
    • 2000
      Numerous expansions in branches of over 180,000 SF.
    • 2003
      Opened a Prefinish facility in Sioux Falls, SD and Waterloo, IA.
    • 2009
      Acquired a location in Council Bluffs, IA — Engineered Wood/Lumber Division.
    • 2012
      Further expansion of facilities of 60,000 SF.
      Annual sales surpassed $150,000,000.
      PartnerView online ordering and document retrieval system.
    • 2013
      Acquisition of Building Products Inc. Millwork Branch, sq. ft. 97,500.
      Acquisition of Building Products Inc. of North Dakota, sq. ft. 48,844.

Who We Are

Leadership

  • Lee Schull
    Lee Schull

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Paul Maassen
    Paul Maassen

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Jim Walz
    Jim Walz

    Vice President of Purchasing

  • Cas Rangel
    Cas Rangel

    Chief Technnology Officer

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