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Custom Builder Supply Co., Williamsburg, VA., has become Lester Group's 6th building supply operation

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The Lester Group has purchased Custom Builder Supply Co., Williamsburg, Va., as its sixth retail location. This strategic move was effective June 3, 2024, and strengthens The Lester Group’s presence in the Virginia building supply market. 

As Jay Dickens, CEO of The Lester Group, noted, “Custom Builder Supply Co. has built a great brand in Williamsburg and James City County over the past nearly 40 years. Our company operates five other building supply locations and is very excited to join with the outstanding people at CBS! We strongly believe in the role of the independent lumber yard and the decisions of our store management are always made closest to the customer.” 

Sandy Cooper, Custom Builder Supply Co., views this as a significant opportunity for growth and collaboration. “We have a great group of employees and have always been dedicated to giving great quality service to our customers. We are excited about this opportunity to come together with The Lester Group! Our organizations have very similar business thinking and we look forward to growing together with Lester and all our customers,” 

With the acquisition, Custom Builder Supply will continue to operate under its established name, maintaining the trust that customers have come to know and rely on. The team remains unchanged, ensuring the same level of high-quality products and excellent service that clients have come to expect. Jeff Faircloth, VP Building Supply at The Lester Group, reinforces this commitment, stating, “ This is a great opportunity for the Lester Group to continue to grow and prosper in new markets. We are excited to see what the future holds and believe this will lead to increased market share.” 

George Lester, co-chairman of The Lester Group, expressed his optimism about the acquisition, “We’re not just adding a business, we’re welcoming a brand that shares our values and commitment to quality and service into our family. This union will strengthen our commitment to serving the community and fostering enduring business relationships. The best is yet to come.” 

The Lester Group owns commercial real estate, lumber treating (Fortress Wood Products), door manufacturing (Fortress Door Co.), forestlands, and building supply stores, including Lester Building Supply, Martinsville, Va.; Jim Carpenter Co., Fredericksburg, Va.; Taylor Brothers, Lynchburg, Va.; New River Valley Building Supply, Christiansburg, Va.; and Building Supply of Manassas, Va.