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US LBM Adds California’s Better Built Truss

With this acquisition, US LBM now operates 12 locations in Northern California, including three structural component manufacturing facilities.

Specialty building materials distribution giant US LBM acquired Better Built Truss, a manufacturer and supplier of structural roof and floor components in Northern California.

Founded in 1964, Better Built Truss operates two facilities in Oakdale and Ripon, CA. Primarily, Better Built Truss designs, manufactures and supplies roof and floor truss components to contractors, developers and multifamily, commercial and residential builders in Northern California.

Jeff Qualle, who has led the business since 1996, will continue to run day-to-day operations.

With this acquisition, US LBM now operates 12 locations in Northern California, including three structural component manufacturing facilities; the company also operates Homewood Truss, which is located north of Sacramento.

“We continue to see demand for structural building components in Northern California, and the addition of Better Built Truss allows us to increase our capabilities and expand our customer base in the area,” US LBM President and CEO L.T. Gibson said in a May 2 news release.

US LBM was No. 3 on MDM’s 2023 Top Building Materials/Construction Distributors List.

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