Chaney Enterprises announced the opening of BuilderUp, a new building supplies and services division formed by the merger of Dunkirk Supply and The Concrete Store.
Materials and services available at the new BuilderUp include custom truss manufacturing and steel fabrication (I-beams, lolly columns, wrought iron rails and welding services), crane services, engineered wood products, concrete supplies, hardscapes, doors, windows, lumber and general tools and supplies for professional builders of all sizes.
BuilderUp now operates from three locations in southern Maryland: the BuilderUp Dunkirk Store, 1925 Skinners Turn Road, Owings, Md.; the BuilderUp Waldorf Store at 12130 Acton Lane, Waldorf, Md.; and the BuilderUp Truss & Steel Plant, 1038 East Chesapeake Beach Road, Owings, Md.
Steven Tripp, marketing manager at Chaney Enterprises, has been named chief builder of BuilderUp, taking over operations of the new division and overseeing the merger and launch. A 10-year employee of Chaney, Tripp said he is dedicated to advancing the building industry in his new role by modernizing the brand, equipment and processes with a focus on the customer.
“We could not imagine a more ideal way to bring these two leading suppliers together than to create BuilderUp,” said Tripp. “My first six months has been busy, laying the groundwork of a new company and working out the details of the merger.
“The expansion brings two different but trusted construction suppliers together and promises great news to present and future customers,” Tripp said. “With a hyper focus on a mission to make life easier for our customers, we have new product lines, services, and methods of helping them that we’ll be announcing throughout the year. We are really looking forward to sharing innovations that nobody in the industry is even thinking about.”
Chaney Enterprises acquired the 40-year-old Dunkirk Supply in 2016 and has owned and operated The Concrete Store for 26 years. Current customers will have their accounts transferred to BuilderUp and will receive billing beginning with purchases after Jan. 1, 2018.