Our History

Lumberman’s Wholesale Inc.

Lumberman’s Wholesale  Inc. was founded in 1980 by Ron Esposito as a two-step distributor of building materials and paint sundries to lumber dealers in Chicago and the surrounding counties.  Ron believed that business is about people, and developing relationships built on integrity and trust would lead to his building of a successful company.

Growing a Family Business into Who We Are Today

In 2002, Ron’s son Jeff joined the business and over time shifted the product focus from paint sundries to specialty building products. Rebranding as LWI Supply, Jeff continues to grow the company on the values on which Ron built the company.

Today, our core trade territory falls within a 250 Mile radius from our Montgomery warehouse, and additional LTL distribution into dealers in 20 states outside of Illinois. We work to bring problem solving and innovative building products to the market that offer solutions to the professional builder and remodeler. Day in and day out, we are your resource for product knowledge, technical information, and helpful people that are quick and responsive. Our team is committed to mutual success with both our customers and vendors and strives to get there with relationships built on the same level of trust and respect established in 1980.

1980

1980

Lumberman’s Wholesale  Inc. was founded in 1980 by Ron Esposito as a two-step distributor of building materials and paint sundries to lumber dealers in Chicago and the surrounding counties.

2002

2002

In 2002, Ron’s son Jeff joined the business and over time shifted the product focus from paint sundries to specialty building products. Rebranding as LWI Supply, Jeff continues to grow the company on the values on which Ron built the company.

2021

2021

Today, our core trade territory falls within a 250 Mile radius from our Montgomery warehouse, and additional LTL distribution into dealers in 20 states outside of Illinois.

LWI Company Directory

Ron Esposito

Founder

Jeff Esposito

Owner

Dennis Quaid

Purchasing and Technology

Tom Pihera

Controller

Tom Hartzell

Operations

Matt Hartzell

Marketing Coordinator & Market Development

Outside Sales

Alex Koroyanis

Outside Sales
central illinois

Angie Ruckstadter

Outside Sales
Northern Illinois
Wisconsin

Dan Dubovsky

Outside Sales
South Chicago
Northwest Indiana

Steve Kowalski

Outside Sales
Chicagoland & Western Suburbs

Inside Sales

Steve Busche

Inside Sales

Nate Hall

Inside Sales

Brennan Burtar

Inside Sales

Warehouse Staff

Warehouse

Staff

Warehouse

Staff

Warehouse

Staff