Chain to buy longtime Grand Junction lumberyard

Seventy-four years of providing lumber on the Western Slope has ended for Harbert Lumber, according to a postcard it mailed this week to loyal customers.

The card, signed by Harbert Lumber owner Gordon Harbert, confirms the Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, Aspen and Steamboat Springs locations are in the process of being acquired by ProBuild, a national lumber chain based out of Denver.

The postcard also directed customers to ProBuild’s 2773 Riverside Parkway location while inventory work is done at Harbert’s 240 North Ave. location in Grand Junction.

An answering machine at Harbert’s store in Grand Junction says it is closed March 30 through April 1 for inventory, but it does not include information about the acquisition. An answering machine at the Glenwood Springs location says the building there closed at noon Wednesday “to transition ownership from Harbert Lumber to ProBuild” and would reopen Monday.

A call to local ProBuild Manager Richard Bridges’ cell phone was not immediately returned Thursday. ProBuild released the following statement Thursday through Marketing Director Carolyn Atkinson: “I can confirm that ProBuild and Harbert Lumber are currently discussing a possible transaction.


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