Amerhart Celebrates Eight Decades of Success and Partnerships

Amerhart, the largest independently owned lumber and building materials supplier in the Midwest, is commemorating more than eight decades of service, innovation, growth and success. For 81 years, the company has stayed committed to its mission to inspire communities to build their version of the American Dream, and has remained relevant by investing in initiatives that help its communities grow and prosper.

“Faced with the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we remained driven by one bottom line – doing what’s best for our customers and employees,” said Chad Warpinski, president of Amerhart. “It’s this guiding principle that has kept our locations running smoothly, led all Amerhart-supported projects to success, and now gives us cause for celebration.”


A Family Legacy for Over 80 Years

Founded in 1940 as an insulation and Masonite distributor, the family owned company has celebrated numerous milestones over the course of its history, adding new products and service capabilities along the way while continuously increasing its Midwestern footprint. 

Today, the distributor serves a wide variety of customers in the building industry across 10 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Kansas and Missouri, and has nearly doubled its business since 2009.

“Amerhart is well-known and respected throughout the Midwest and the industry for its outstanding service and commitment to its customers,” noted Adam Zambanini, president of the Residential Products division of Trex Company, the world’s No. 1 decking and railing brand, and leader in high-performance, low-maintenance outdoor living products. “With its experienced staff, quality training, robust inventory and timely delivery, Amerhart has earned a reputation as a supplier of choice among building professionals. We have enjoyed a long and successful relationship and look forward to continuing to work together to build on their impressive legacy.”

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Committed Partnerships with Industry Leaders

One of the keys to Amerhart’s 80+ years of success has been fostering strong partnerships with industry leaders, such as Louisiana-Pacific, CertainTeed, Rollex, ARAUCO and Trex, which invented and continues to re-invent the composite decking category. Amerhart distributes the full portfolio of Trex decking and railing products across its Midwest network, along with Trex® Outdoor Lighting and the Trex® RainEscape® deck drainage system.
“You can’t think Trex without thinking innovation,” commented Warpinski. “With the evolution of outdoor living from a utilitarian set of products to a lifestyle and true extension of people’s homes, Trex has been an ideal partner, bringing industry-leading products, unmatched brand power and best-in-class service to our locations and customers.”

Investing in the Future

In addition to its commitment to offering the industry’s best products and service, Amerhart prides itself on giving back to the communities where it conducts business through local donations, sponsorships, scholarships and partnerships. In 2004, the company established the Amerhart Foundation, which has donated more than $1 million to non-profit organizations dedicated to education, health and youth development.

“Having an 80-year legacy is both a gift and an obligation,” said Warpinski. “We’re able to leverage the hard work done by those who came before us, but the true measure of success is how well we leave Amerhart for future generations.”