The grand opening of Lutes Building Centre took place on Oct 21, 1965 by Bill and Evelyn Lutes with only one truck and plenty of manual labor. As Brooks grew so did Lutes Building Centre, and soon Bill and Evelyn's children, Bill, Janey and Allen, were all involved in the family business.
A period of transition in 1986 saw the continued expansion and growth of Lutes Building Centre. That's when Allen Lutes and Jim Holkestad took the helm, after the business had grown from one vehicle to multiple trucks and forklifts. In 2007, Travis Lutes, grandson of Bill and Evelyn, joined the family business full time and moved us to our current location. This new location boasts a larger sales floor, computerized sales desk, as well as a larger delivery fleet including multiple picker trucks. Deciding that it was time for a slight change, Lutes Building Centre began to go by the trade name Lutes Timber Mart.
Lutes Timber Mart continued to grow as a family business with children, grandchildren and great grandchildren growing up in the community. Lutes has taken great pride in sponsoring local sports teams in baseball, hockey, soccer, basketball, football and volleyball as well as 4-H and numerous other youth oriented programs in Brooks and the County of Newell. In 1998, we continued our community support by becoming one of the founding fathers of the Brooks Bandits and in 2016, the Brooks Bombers WMBL team. In recent years Lutes has helped to sponsor the New CRA, the Brooks quad diamond ball park and the Duchess Recreation Centre.
Today, Lutes Timber Mart continues to support the local community. We offer our customers all types of building supplies including but not limited to; lumber, insulation, drywall, windows, doors, floor coverings, paint and hardware. We added a new warehouse to help service our many customers better and provide them and even larger variety of supplies. Lutes Timber Mart would like to thank the many customers in Brooks and the County of Newell for their support over the past 50 years and looks forward to many more!
Come visit us our family-run store today to find the right supplies for your project.