Morton Mead and Dan Sullivan purchased Parkhurst Lumber in Ashland Nebraska in 1910. Morton bought out Mr. Sullivan and all 3 of his sons (Lyman, Wilbur & Emerson) entered the business. The business grew to 15 stores by 1986. In 1987 Bob Mead became President of Mead Lumber and continued the expansion until today we have 37 lumberyards, hardware stores and millwork and truss facilities in 7 midwestern states. Bob Mead continues his leadership today as Chairman of the Board. While Mead Lumber has experienced tremendous growth in the last 100 years, Morton's values of placing the customer first and treating customers with respect are still the core values of our company.
In addition to the Mead Family, the company has over 400 Employee Owners who are committed to making Mead Lumber our customer's choice for Lumber, Building Materials, Hardware and Trusses.