With 100 years of experience in the building materials industry, Meek's has earned the reputation of being a provider of expert service as well as quality building and home improvement merchandise. Currently, there are 12 stores in the Western Division in Northern California and Western Nevada. Meek's also operates 27 stores in the Midwest Division throughout Missouri and Arkansas. Growth of this size is the result of continual response to the marketplace and the needs of the consumer.
Our experience in the building materials industry dates back to 1919, in Lockwood, Missouri. Meek’s has earned the reputation of being a provider of expert services as well as quality building and home improvement merchandise.
In 1951 Charles C. Meek Jr. ventured to Northern California and opened the first Meek’s yard on the West Coast, in Redding, California. Expansion continued in both the West and Midwest in the early 1950’s. With the addition of two more stores, one in Chico and the second in Redding, Meek’s grew quickly to become the market leaders.
Charles Meek Sr. Charles Meek Jr.
Meek's entered another new frontier in 1981 with their expansion into Northwest Arkansas. Growth continued during the 1980s and 1990s with the addition of several new locations in Missouri, Arkansas, and California. Today, the company still remains family-owned under its fourth generation of leadership. An aggressive growth plan has increased the company’s count to more than 40 retail locations. Meek’s is constantly adding new stores and a variety of services, products, and facilities to accommodate professional builders and do-it-yourself consumers alike.
The "Meek's Team" of aggressive, bold professionals, supported by active owner management, has positioned Meek's as one of the leaders in the industry, ranking in the top 30 nationally! Response to the demands of an ever-changing marketplace, new and innovative building centers and personal service to their customers has allowed Meek's to become the market leader in professional building products and services. Meanwhile, the basic philosophy of the company, "service to our customers, opportunity to our employees" has never changed since the first yard opened so many years ago.
For multiple generations, families have counted on Meek’s to be there when they built or remodeled their homes. With an emphasis on community support, the basic philosophy of the company, “service to our customers, opportunity to our employees,” has never changed since the first yard opened many years ago.
Bill Meek Carrie Meek
We have some exciting news to share with you, our loyal customers and fans. Today marks the start of the next era of growth for Meek’s. Angeles Equity Partners (“Angeles”) and Clearlake Capital Group (“Clearlake”), leading private investment firms, have acquired the Meek’s Lumber Company with the full support and endorsement of the Meek family. These experienced building products investors have purchased Meek’s to grow it nationally, make it stronger, and become an even more valuable partner to you.
Angeles and Clearlake recognize and appreciate the tremendous responsibility to build upon the strong foundation the Meek family has assembled over four generations. The Meek’s legacy of quality and personalized service will continue as we strive to always be “The Builder’s Choice”. Meek’s will continue to earn the right to your business every day. We know this is a people business built on local relationships.
We are thankful to our customers and look forward to serving you for years to come!
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