Midwest Lumber Success Story

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Midwest Lumber CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY Spruce keeps company strong and profitable as it grows OVERVIEW Midwest Lumber Butler, Missouri www.midwest-lumber.com BUSINESS CHALLENGES: • Business quickly grows due to expansion and acquisitions • Tracking lots of paper documents • Manual processing of EOD and EOM BENEFITS OF SWITCHING: • Easily add newly acquired businesses to system since Spruce set up to accom- modate growth • Electronic files allow quick access to all documents • Easy access to real-time information makes for When it comes to supporting growth-oriented lumber yards and hardware stores, nobody does it better than Spruce software from ECi. Just ask Janelle Armentrout, chief financial officer at Butler, Missouri- based Midwest Lumber & Supply. Since going live on Spruce in July 2011, Midwest Lumber has seen overall sales grow by more than 40% and added two new locations—going from two to four. At the same time, the business has grown more complex, with the addition of a truss manufacturing plant and a door shop. Growth is usually a good thing but sometimes—particularly if the software you're using isn't up to dealing with it—it can put the business in a world of hurt.. Fortunately for Janelle and the rest of the Midwest Lumber team, that's never an issue with Spruce. Impressive growth led to need for new software This is a special year for Midwest Lumber. It's not only been generating some impressive growth in tough times but the company is also celebrating its 20th anniversary. The business was founded in 1996 by Janelle's parents, John and Maribeth Golladay, and while it enjoys a fair amount of retail, walk-in business, most of its revenue comes from the contractor side of the market. In 2008, the Golladays—by then joined by son Brandon and daughter Janelle—opened a second location, in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, about 40 miles north of its Butler headquarters. Six years later, the company acquired a truss manufacturing plant and a door shop, followed soon after by a location that operates 100% as a contractor yard. Midwest Lumber today boasts some 55 employees, up from 40 just three years ago. With that kind of growth in its recent past, the ability to manage further expansion was a top priority when Janelle went looking for new software. ©2019 ECi, and the ECi Red Box logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of ECi Software Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. 866.374.3221 | www.ecisolutions.com | How business gets done.

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