Dedicated to Quality Blish-Mize Celebrates 150 Years of Service to You
Home Lumber and Supply has been doing business since 1905. Blish-Mize was one of the original vendors—and they are our oldest customer.
B lish-Mize Co. is celebrating 150 years in business. The company had its start outfitting wagons headed west on the Oregon Trail. Today, we serve more than 1,500 customers in 13 states. As we celebrate our sesquicentennial, we want to recognize and thank our employees and customers for being the cornerstone of our success.
At Home With Blish-Mize Home Lumber and Supply was founded in 1905 during expansion into the state of Oklahoma. The company built and purchased yards, following the railroad west into newly formed towns in Oklahoma and serving the settlers and agricultural producers of those towns—and Blish-Mize was one of its original vendors. Today, Home Lumber and Supply is a full-service building materials and lumber dealer headquartered in Ashland, Kansas, with 88 employees and 15 stores located throughout the state, primarily in rural communities. “Blish-Mize has supported our growth by being a true partner to Home Lumber for well over a century. They are usually our first call when we decide to move into a new location or refresh an existing one,” says Hervey Wright, Home Lumber and Supply’s general manager. “Our relationship with Blish-Mize is different from what we have with any other supplier—it is almost like they are a part of our company, and we trust them completely. Attending the Blish-Mize Market twice a year is more like attending a family reunion than a buying market. It is just a really cool relationship, one that is still going strong after 116 years. How many business partnerships can say that?”
28 Spring 2021 • Hardlines Strategies
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