From Steel To Concrete… Londerville Enterprises Forges Successful Relationship With L&M Construction Chemicals
Twenty-five years ago, John Londerville founded a small structural steel company in Wausau, Wisconsin. Through hard work and being in the right place at the right time, he carved-out a successful steel company that grew and grew over the years. In the early years, John bought new and used flat stock and structural steel…then resold the product to regional steel erectors. In most cases, John was able to beat most of the areas steel pricing because of his contacts and long lasting relationships with just about everyone his business touched.
Fast forward the clock to 2006. Londerville Enterprises called Jeff Zimmerman who had many years of experience in the concrete business to form the concrete construction side of the company. Jeff commented, "The whole concrete business for us evolved in only a week or two! Don and Jeremy Londerville contacted me about heading this up. In my previous life, I knew L&M's regional sales manager, Craig Jared. Craig called L&M President, Greg Schwietz…and within a week or so after all this, we became a certified L&M distributor. It was a slam dunk ride! I was impressed with L&M's ability to respond quickly and relate to our needs. Greg and company made us feel we were an important partner in their success!"
Jeff continued, "Before L&M came aboard, we actually had a couple other concrete chemical companies besides L&M trying to court us, but they simply weren't committed or willing to give us the consistent support we needed as a small and growing company. Between Craig Jared and Greg Schwietz, we now enjoy a super and mutually workable and profitable relationship. Craig understands our needs and he is always there when we need him! We're pretty much are a full-line L&M distributor and increase our stocking levels year-after-year. We move a lot of L&M Dress & Seal, Aquapel Plus, Lumiseal, Seal Hard, FGS PermaShine, as well as most of their other products. We know L&M products work for our customers and the quality and consistency is always there!"
Jeff Zimmerman in the
Wausau, WI office
Jeff went on to say, "Soon after we struck the partnership, L&M also made sure we were quickly whisked down to their distributor school in Omaha for intensive product training. I will never forget my first contact with L&M at this school…(the late) Byron Hanson, L&M's technical back-up and field representative greeted and welcomed us with the warmth and friendliness as only Byron could do. Following about 30 minutes of Byron's unique story-telling, I knew this meeting was going to be fun and informative! We came back to Wisconsin with a wealth of concrete construction product information. Our growth with L&M has been very rapid and very successful. L&M has played an important role in Londerville's rapid growth."
Along with Jeff, Londerville's concrete products division consists of Don, Jeremy and Randy. Due to their rapid growth over the past two years, they have opened a new 30,000 sq. ft. warehouse and office facility in Wausau. Their business services a wide scope of concrete construction customers and projects in and around the Wausau region providing contractors in the venues of commercial, government, schools, commercial and industrial floors, retail, water treatment, hospitals, law enforcement and more.
To learn more about Londerville enterprises, you can log on to their website at http://www.londervillesteel.com
Their direct phone in Wausau is 715-675-4800.
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