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SPAHN & ROSE HONORED WITH MEMBERSHIP IN THE LBM CENTURY CLUB

DUBUQUE, IA — Spahn & Rose Lumber Co. of Dubuque, IA has been named to LBM Journal magazine’s LBM Century Club, in recognition of the company’s 112 years of service to its community.

“We’re honoring lumberyards with a century or more of service to their communities and to our industry,” says LBM Journal Publisher and Editor Rick Schumacher. “For more than 100 years, these companies have been supplying builders, homeowners and remodelers with building materials—all while providing a livelihood for generations of workers. That’s no small thing. The LBM Century Club was created to recognize and celebrate these companies for all they’ve done, and for standing the test of time.”

Since 1904 Spahn & Rose Lumber Co. has served customers without fail. LBM dealers like Spahn & Rose Lumber Co. have weathered economic storms with resilience and have adapted to ever-changing trends in housing, business management, environmental requirements and design trends, and have kept communities strong along the way.

Members of the LBM Century Club, which is sponsored by Epicor, will be recognized in LBM Journal magazine and on LBMJournal.com. In addition, members in attendance will also honored at special reception at the LBM Strategies Conference 2016 in Charlotte, N.C. in September.

LBM Century Club Member

About LBM Journal

LBM Journal is the leading media company serving America’s lumber and building material industry. Now in its 13th year, LBM Journal delivers the latest information on products, industry trends and business insights via a print magazine, the LBM Alert e-newsletter, and the LBMJournal.com website. The company’s signature live event, the LBM Strategies Conference 2016, will be held at the Omni Hotel in Charlotte, N.C., September 6-8. To learn more about the event, visit www.LBMStrategies.com

 

 


2016 SPAHN & ROSE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTIONS

Over the past 10 years, the Spahn & Rose Charitable Foundation has donated over $1 million to a wide variety of non-profit organizations. The range of organizations Spahn & Rose helps support evolves every year to help a wide variety of worthy causes.

See the PDF below for more information about the Spahn & Rose Charitable Foundation and a list of a few organizations that we proudly supported in 2016.

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Spahn & Rose Charity

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RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

October 31, 2016 — John Hannan, long-term President and CEO of Spahn & Rose Lumber Co., has announced his decision to retire from the company effective February 28, 2017 to seek other opportunities. John Hannan began his career at Spahn & Rose Lumber Co. in 1991. He was named Vice President of the Company in 1993, President in 2002 and CEO in 2004. John has been a member of the board of directors of the company since 2001.

“After much thought and consideration, I am both excited and saddened to announce my retirement from Spahn & Rose Lumber Co. effective February 28, 2017. I have been working closely with our board of directors on this topic and they have graciously accepted my decision to step away after over 25 years with the Company.

It has been the pleasure of my life working for this great company for so many years. I owe each and every one of our employees and customers my sincere gratitude and respect. I consider many of them to be very close friends of mine. I am very proud to say that each and every day, everyone in the Company approaches our careers with the highest levels of character, honesty and professionalism.” —John Hannan.

“The Board of Directors of the Company reluctantly accepted John’s decision to retire. John has been a successful President and CEO of the company for the last 15 years. Under his leadership the Company was profitable and grew. He made Spahn & Rose Lumber Co. a better company.  We will miss him.

John has agreed to be a consultant to the Board after his retirement to help with the transition to new leadership. Fortunately, the Company remains strong and has great employees to assist in the transition.”

– James E. Altman, Board Chair


DYERSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT BENEFIT

September 22nd Spahn & Rose in Dyersville held an open house and lunch with all proceeds going to the Dyersville Volunteer Fire Department.

Below is a picture of John Ostwinkle (General Manager) presenting a $500.00 check to Al Wessels (Fire Chief).  We were very happy with the turn out despite the fact that we had  torrential rains that day.  Al said that the proceeds will be used toward purchasing some of the needed equipment for the grain rescue operations.  We were happy to be able to help our volunteer fire department!

Spahn & Rose Dyersville


DUBUQUE SECOND ANNUAL GIRLS NIGHT OUT AT SPAHN & ROSE

Dubuque Second Annual Girls Night Out at Spahn & Rose was a huge success. A little over 300 women attended, enjoying refreshments, shopping some local businesses, playing trivia and tailgate games, enjoying a small craft project and a fun photo booth. The ladies also generously brought donations for the Dubuque Community School District resulting in 5 boxes of teacher supplies and $400 in cash and gift cards.
Thank you to all employees who volunteered, worked or attended the event. It was a huge success thanks to the many who were involved.

 

Girls Night Out Spahn & Rose Dubuque


CUBS/CARDS VACATION GIVEAWAY

Congrats to Robert Scott from the Independence yard for winning 4 tickets to the 9/24 Cubs/Cards game as well as a hotel and gas package to complete his vacation. Robert and 43 others signed up to receive E-Statements from iNet Pro because during this contest. Unfortunately the Cubs lost that day, but Robert and his family had a great time!

Thanks for signing up for iNet Pro Robert, we hope you enjoyed your vacation and the many benefits of iNet Pro!

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STOCKTON BLOOD DRIVE

On August 25th, Stockton Spahn & Rose sponsored a “Red Shirt” community blood drive.  They worked in conjunction with Rock River Valley Blood Center.  They were asked to set up 22 appointments with a whole blood donation of 15 people.  Within a couple weeks of planning they were able to fill all the appointment slots.  RRVBC decided to extend the drive time an additional hour, to help accommodate all of our appointments.  They ended up with 36 registered donors and 32 unit of whole blood.  The RRVBC staff was amazing, hands down they “Rock It”.  Due to the high numbers there was some waiting, so they put their Green Mountain Grills to good use.  They sent up a tent, grilled pizzas, jalapeños and cookies.  The donors were able to relax and enjoy some food & water before and after their life saving donation.  It was a fabulous community event and they are already planning for another drive in February.

Spahn & Rose Stockton, blood drive


SPAHN & ROSE – INDEPENDENCE OPEN HOUSE

Spahn & Rose – Independence celebrated an open house on Friday, May 13th, 2016 honoring the yard word that went into their showroom remodel. A complementary lunch, tool and gift card drawings and several one day specials and a ribbon cutting with the Independence Area Chamber of Commerce.

Spahn & Rose Independence Open House


2015 SPAHN & ROSE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTIONS

Over the past 10 years, the Spahn & Rose Charitable Foundation has donated over $1 million to a wide variety of non-profit organizations. The range of organizations Spahn & Rose helps support evolves every year to help a wide variety of worthy causes.

See the PDF below for more information about the Spahn & Rose Charitable Foundation and a list of a few organizations that we proudly supported in 2015.

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CORPORATE VISION BLOOMS INTO PARTNERSHIP FOR WINTER GAMES

We were featured in an article this month on the Special Olympics website including a special mention about our Systems Administrator, Dan Wachtel, for his outstanding commitment to our community. Way to go Dan!

Click below to read the article.

http://www.soiowa.org/2015/12/corporate-vision-blooms-into-partnership-for-winter-games/


READLYN OPEN HOUSE

Spahn & Rose in Readlyn hosted a customer appreciation day on Friday, July 17.  The celebration featuring product demonstrations, discounts, a free lunch and an introduction to Spahn & Rose’s Online Account service, iNet Pro.

Thank you to all of our vendor sponsors including Decra, Cabot Stain and Senco who helped make this day special, especially our customers who were able to attend.

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PRAIRIE DU CHIEN ANNIVERSARY

Spahn & Rose in Prairie du Chien celebrates it’s 10 year anniversary at their new building this month. They hosted a contractor day to celebrate featuring product demonstrations, discounts and a free lunch on July 10, 2015.

Thank you to all of our vendor sponsors including Milwaukee, Decra, Trex, Lake States, LP Smart Side, Decorator Composite Decking, Cellwood Vinyl Siding & Certainteed shingles who helps make this day special, especially our customers who were able to attend.

2016 will mark Spahn & Rose Prairie du Chien’s 25th anniversary in business, stay tuned for a huge anniversary event next year!


DUBUQUE LOCATION GRAND OPENING

DUBUQUE, IA, April 13, 2015 – Spahn & Rose Retail Lumberyard, located at 250 Harrison Street in Dubuque, celebrated its grand opening with a 2-day event on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18.

The new facility is truly one of a kind. Walking through the 28,000 square foot showroom you will find 650 feet of retail hardware space, the “Spahn & Rose Idea Center” featuring access to design websites and stacks of literature and plan books to browse in a comfortable lounge, 12 different cabinetry displays and a 1,000 square foot display home. A lot of our products, you can buy anywhere. But you will not see them displayed better anywhere else in the Midwest and you will not experience this level of service.

Both days featured huge discounts on top brands, demonstrations at over 30 vendor booths and $10,000 given away in gift cards and door prizes. On Saturday, there was a charity lunch benefiting Habitat for Humanity, kids activities including bounce houses and balloon animals and 6 how to clinics giving you expert advice on your next project.

Spahn & Rose Dubuque Grand Opening


GRUNDY CENTER GRAND OPENING

The Spahn & Rose retail location in Grundy Center celebrated the Grand Opening of it’s newly expanded showroom on Friday, June 5th. The celebration included a ribbon cutting, one day specials product demonstrations and a lunch benefiting Operation Threshold of Grundy County. Thank you to the following businesses for your help on our new showroom!

 

Myers Home Improvement

Whink Services

Konken Electric

Elite Spray Foam

E. C. I.

Spahn & Rose Grundy Center Grand Opening


2014 SPAHN & ROSE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTIONS

Over the past 10 years, the Spahn & Rose Charitable Foundation has donated over $1 million to a wide variety of non-profit organizations. The range of organizations Spahn & Rose helps support evolves every year to help a wide variety of worthy causes.

See the PDF below for more information about the Spahn & Rose Charitable Foundation and a list of a few organizations that we proudly supported in 2014.

View PDF


OLD SCHOOL GETS NEW SHINGLES

The long-deteriorating Forest Grove School in Bettendorf is one of six structures listed this week on the 2014 “Most Endangered Properties” list by Preservation Iowa, a nonprofit group that encourages preservation efforts. The former school was nominated by Sharon Andresen, a leader of a group that is working to save and restore the one-room building. Spahn & Rose Charlotte donated $500 in cedar shingles to restore the 141 year old roof.

Forest Grove School Restructure


CLARE CARES BUDDY BENCH

Spahn & Rose Dubuque has teamed up with the Clare Cares project, providing materials for the 23 Buddy Benches on playgrounds throughout the tri-state area. The Buddy Benches provide a place for students who feel lonely or bullied to go sit and find support from fellow students. Clare Vosberg-Padget, at just 8 years old is on a mission to end bullying in her community and is now one step closer to her dreams. We are proud of you Clare. It was an honor to help with your mission to end bullying!

Clare Cares Buddy Bench Spahn & Rose Dubuque


SPAHN & ROSE DUBUQUE ANNOUNCES MOVE

Spahn & Rose announced that it would be moving from its nearly century long residence at 1101 Jackson. The Dubuque retail location intends to move to the downtown location of FedEx at 350 Harrison to help improve efficiency. The new location would allow the company to operate everything from one location. The goal is to have the new location opened for business in Spring, 2015.

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