William B. Morse Lumber Co. recently announced that it will acquire Rochester Lumber Co. as of Dec. 31.
Morse Lumber, a fifth-generation, family-owned company, has served the Greater Rochester market since 1853. Rochester Lumber is a 107-year-old family business with locations in Rochester, East Rochester and Farmington.
“Our two companies are a great fit both culturally and operationally,” said Walter Morse, Morse Lumber president. “The synergy from this uniting will allow us to bring an even higher level of service to our customers.”
Rochester Lumber’s East Avenue inventory will be absorbed and delivered out of Morse Lumbers West Main Street location. Its East Rochester location will stay open as a building supply and hardware source. Windows, doors, stairs and millwork products will be rolled into and delivered out of Morse Sash and Door, 40 Jarley St., Henrietta. The Rochester Lumber truss operation in Farmington will stay open under new ownership. NextGen Building Components will be a wholesale supplier of roof trusses and panelized walls.
“Our two companies have enjoyed a mutual respect, sharing the same values and dedication to our customers for many years,” said Gerald Stahl, Rochester Lumber president. “It only seemed right that we form this partnership that I know will benefit all involved.”