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Drexel Building Supply helps build dreams

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CAMPBELLSPORT – The head of a family-owned building supply business based in Campbellsport attributes its success to a sharp focus on relationships with customers.

Drexel Building Supply provides building materials and services to contractors and homeowners throughout Wisconsin. The business was started in 1985 by Albert Fleischman, who opened Campbellsport Building Supply at the site of a lumberyard that was closing after 75 years in business at 227 W. Main St. Building was his passion and the focus of the business was on contractor sales.

In 1996, son Joel Fleischman joined the company and six years later became sole owner of its four locations. The business was re-branded as Drexel Building Supply in 2013, and two additional locations were acquired. Drexel now has a footprint in Campbellsport, Brookfield, Berlin, Kiel, Wrightstown and Sheboygan Falls, where a design studio is established.

Diverse business

The company’s expertise includes home design, roofing and siding, trusses and wall panels, millwork and doors, windows, pole buildings, decks, cabinets, countertops, flooring and window treatments.

“We work with contractors and their clients,” said Joel Fleischman, who refers to himself as a solution provider. “So it’s great we work with the professional builder, but also their client. We do business with customers that want to work on their own, weekend warriors, industrial accounts, agricultural clients and commercial contractors. Our diversity keeps us in the game on many levels.”

Fleischman said cabinetry design and sales is one area that has been growing at a healthy pace.

“We have 22 cabinetry designers company-wide,” he said. “They are all professional and masters of meeting with customers to find their wants and needs on (the customer’s) budget.”

Trends they see include the popularity of painted cabinets, as well as craftsman and traditional styles. Some customers are seeking very contemporary styles, so there is a blend of trends with the hottest wood species being cherry, maple and knotty alder.

The popularity of home and garden television shows, Fleischman said, appears to help business. By seeing transformations on TV, homeowners may turn a “want” into a “need,” and the shows make them realize a house is much more than “a few walls where you sleep,” he said. “It’s art.”

Happy staff

The team at Drexel Building Supply is trained to have “laser focus” on the customer experience and building needs.

“Our team has tripled in three years, and each position we have created has been filled with a talented individual,” he said, noting the company plans to add 20 career positions in 2015. Fleischman said the company is always looking for “rock stars” to fill every department.

In 2013, Drexel reached No. 58 on Pro Sales Top 100 Dealer list marking the sixth consecutive year it was ranked with the group of dealers throughout the U.S.

Drexel also has the distinction of being voted a Top 100 Workplace by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the past three years.

Contact Laurie Ritger at lritger@fdlreporter.com or (920) 907-79256; Twitter @LaurieRitger

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