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Alexander Lumber Acquires Nagle Lumber


Illinois-based company expands its market reach into the Iowa market.

AURORA Ill., August 1, 2016.  Alexander Lumber, a privately held 125-year-old company with 20 locations in Illinois and southern Wisconsin, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Nagle Lumber Company in Iowa City, Iowa. Nagle Lumber, founded in 1922 and an institution in the Iowa City market, has been owned and managed since 1994 by Carlan Miller and Jeff Maske. Nagle Lumber is a leading supplier of lumber, windows, millwork, cabinets and decking to the Iowa City-area builders, contractors and landlords.

“Alexander Lumber has been looking for high quality companies that will allow us to grow, while at the same time diversify our business outside of the Illinois economy that has been our traditional base of business,” said Russ Kathrein, President and CEO of Alexander Lumber. “Iowa City is a dynamic market, and the Nagle Lumber team is comprised of high caliber and enthusiastic people who will fit right into the Alexander Lumber culture.” The Iowa City location will operate under the Alexander Lumber name.

“We are excited about the opportunities that Alexander Lumber and their strategic vendor partners will bring to our employees and our customers,” said Jeff Maske, who will stay with the new company in a leadership role. “The investment that Alexander Lumber is planning on making in our team, our equipment and future facilities will ensure that we remain the primary supplier to builders and project consumers in the Iowa City Market.”


Welcome to Alexander Lumber. We're glad you're here. We've been supplying Illinois and Wisconsin residents with home renovation and building materials for over 100 years, and we're here to help with your next project.

At Alexander, we're so much more than lumber. We're windows and doors. Kitchens and baths. We're decorative trim and hardware, decking and moulding. But we're even more than this.

We're pros at getting the job done, by helping you do it correctly. So, how can we help make your home remodeling or commercial project a success? Alexander Lumber specialists are available to guide you through your project from beginning to end. Our retail locations and showrooms make product selection easy, and our knowledgeable sales staff can assist you with any questions along the way.

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  • Thanks for all your help!!!

    I appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to help me, you were definitely the missing puzzle piece to link everything together!  And if you talk to John, please thank him also, and tell him I still tell stories about the tremendous job he did on the siding job. I'm hard to please, but he exceeded my expectations, and that's extremely rare.

    Greg DeWald//Elkhorn, WI

  •    1st official night at North Lake! Thank you for your help, patience, referrals, & most of all friendship, (love of design, decorating, house stuff, bull dogs, pink, & little piggies! Haha!)

     I treasure you & am thankful for all the workers that became our friends in the process! I love them all!
     Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!!   Look forward to the next project!! :0)

    Kim Doyle//Oconomowoc, WI

  • I've been a long time customer of Alexander Lumber Company. The lumber, service, and advice is top quality.  Also, they will cut and size your lumber.  A service you don't often get at other yards.

    Alan Collubrusco Construction

  • Thank You and your team for your patience, service, product and dedication to our project.

    CHIP BULSON // Owner, Golf Rose Properties

  • Mark Tyson Construction was working on a remodel for a customer. The customer was specifically looking for RTA brand cabinets. We were not able to get that brand of cabinets, but we were able to get Schrock Trademark cabinets.

    I was able to put together a quote for the customer that matched the same specifications that they were looking for in the RTA cabinets.

    Between the contractor, the customer and I we were able to come up with a design that matched what they were looking for and in the price range they desired.

    HEATHER THOMAS // Manager, Rushville Location


Alexander Lumber Co. is a family owned company with more than 100 years of experience serving public and commercial customers in Illinois,Wisconsin and Iowa with 20 retail locations. We welcome the new customers that have joined us in Iowa with the acquisition of Nagle Lumber in Iowa City. In Wisconsin, Alexander Lumber  has 2 retail locations with a Sales office in Twin Lakes Wisconsin.

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