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Old name - new beginnings, Hines Supply Grayslake

SPONSORED • Published: Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 11:37 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 9:43 a.m. CST
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With seven facilities throughout the Chicagoland area, Hines Supply is celebrating one of its newest locations, in Grayslake.

Hines has been a trusted name in lumber for more than 100 years, but it’s the people behind Hines that have made it the leading lumber retailer in the Chicagoland market.

“Since we opened in late October we’ve been growing our staff and our business model,” said Ed Graafsma, Grayslake location manager. To that end, Hines has hand-picked its Grayslake staff, with literally hundreds of combined years of experience.

“A lot of us have 40 years plus in the business, and a lot of staff have 35 years plus,”  Graafsma said. “We bring to the marketplace more experience than our competition in the entire Chicagoland market. When people work in the industry with only two or three jobs in 40-some odd years it says something about the company when you put together that much experience.

“We just kept adding people we thought could improve on our business,” Graafsma said. “A lot of us worked together prior to coming to Hines. We're a blend of people from four to five different lumber companies.”

With that kind of industry knowledge, customers can be assured that whoever they deal with in any given department, be it estimating, customer service, windows or doors, decking, cabinets and more, they will benefit from a solid knowledge base.

“We wanted to focus on the fact that we’re a trusted name in the business, but it’s not the old company; it’s new beginnings,” Graafsma explained. “Our business is growing. We’re striving to service Lake and Mchenry counties and the whole Chicago metropolitan market.”

Graafsma invites customers to come in and meet the staff at Hines Supply Grayslake, at 939 S. Rte 83.

Hines Supply| 847.231.1500 |www.hinessupply.com

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