Yard Poised to Address Unprecedented Growth in Home Construction Market and Cater to Professional Contractors with Materials Inventory, Resources and Delivery
Santa Rosa, Calif. (July 26, 2018) – Friedman’s, a locally-owned home improvement, lumber and building materials retailer serving the North Bay and North Coast for more than 70 years, has signed a lease for a 3.5 acre site with a 30,000 square-foot warehouse to operate its new Distribution Yard.
The Distribution Yard, located at the Pruitt Industrial Park in Windsor, Calif., will exclusively serve construction professionals involved in regional home building, offering a substantial increase in lumber and building materials inventory and product offerings with jobsite delivery services.
“Friedman’s was built on the values of family, community and hard work, and today more than 70 years later, our approach has not changed and we are here to serve,” said President and CEO Barry Friedman. “The new Distribution Yard allows us to increase our offerings to the region’s contractors, with the goal of supporting the vast building efforts needed here over the next decade. We continue to be a strongly committed trusted partner and valued resource to our customers and our community.”
The Distribution Yard lease commences on August 1, with planned operations beginning in December. The new location and expanded product offerings and inventory will provide capacity for faster, more efficient deliveries with a tailored experience for professional contractors. While not open to the public, the Distribution Yard will enhance the service for all customers and make it easier to pick up materials at Friedman’s existing store yards throughout the North Bay.
“We are evolving with the needs of our community, and we have been listening to the needs of our contractor customers,” added Friedman. “We want to cultivate the best experience for these professionals working in our community, and the Distribution Yard will provide the materials, support, efficiencies and delivery services in a centralized location to help expedite regional homebuilding.”
Friedman’s is a locally-owned home improvement, lumber and building materials retailer serving California’s North Bay and North Coast. Built on the strength of generations of hard work, investment and service to the region for more than 70 years, Friedman’s legacy of deep reverence and care for its customers is experienced through its four retail locations in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Sonoma and Ukiah, as well as its 3.5 acre Distribution Yard set to open in late 2018 serving professional contractors. With more than 620 employees, Friedman’s is headquartered in Petaluma and upholds a longstanding commitment to community involvement and philanthropy throughout Sonoma and Mendocino counties. For more information, visit www.friedmanshome.com and follow the company on Facebook.