MINNEAPOLIS Northwestern Lumber Association named Design Home Center of New Ulm the 2012 Minnesota Lumber and Building Material Dealer of the Year.
The award was presented at the 2012 Building Products EXPO held in Hinckley, in early January. The honor was awarded by a committee of peers based on professionalism, community leadership and leadership within the Northwestern Lumber Association.
According to the nominating committee, Design Home Center has been a leader in the industry since it was started by Stan Manderfeld and Roger Nielson in 1954. Current partners Bill Steinke, Brian Fischer and Tom Dittrich moved the business to a new location in 1993 and were one of the first independent lumber dealers to establish a building material product showroom, offer an installed sales program and add interior decorating to its product line. In addition, Design Home Center is known for outstanding customer service and design assistance.
Bill Steinke, right, and Brian Fischer, left, accept the 2012 Minnesota and Lumber Building Material Dealer of the Year award for Design Home Center.