Woolf’s commitment to the industry and the committed employees of Woolf will write a history as dynamic as the past decades, with our dealers support.
Woolf’s continued emphasis in general building materials with a line up of premier manufacturers has been combined with Woolf’s association with premiere manufactures’ in the millwork industry. This strategic plan committed to mid 2004 has successfully increased our product offering over the past decade. Our value proposition to the dealers has increased our value to the dealers we are privileged to serve. Our commitment to growing our business in general building materials, with an emphasis on decking, pre hung interior and exterior doors, stair parts, commercial hollow metal in our millwork operations, has been met with great support from the dealers served. www.woolfdoors.com allows customers to create quotation and place orders for a wide variety on interior and exterior doors, trim products, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week
Woolf hired an experienced Millwork General Manager, Bill Duero. Bill’s initial focus was working with Green Bay while he integrated his experiences into Woolf Peoria new millwork focus. All the while bringing on board a new emphasis and focus of millwork for Woolf’s Crystal Lake Branch.
The direction came to fruition with the purchase of Huttig ’s Green Bay Wisconsin location. Woolf’s success in Wisconsin had set the stage for the need for a larger general building materials warehouse, which when combined with the Huttig, Green Bay millwork focus permitted the planning process to merge the two operations into what today is our Green Bay operations on Packerland Drive.
Woolf exited the St Louis market after a 6 month delay with no end in sight as to when a new leased space was going to be delivered. Strategic decision to put our focus on Illinois and Wisconsin warehouse operations, freeing up capital and management focus for a new direction Woolf had committed to itself to in 2004.
Woolf, with operations in 3 states and a staff of long time, dedicated personnel in each facility, continues the tradition of service and reliability set forth in the 40’s by Julian Woolf. Woolf’s fleet of delivery vehicles and 14 sales representatives cover all or part of 6 states from 4 Branch locations. With over 450,000 square feet of warehouse space, Woolf is able to provide reliable service and on time delivery.
John moved onto other business opportunities with Craig purchasing John’s share of Woolf. Woolf opened the Appleton Wisconsin operation in 1998. During this time, Craig Loomis joined Woolf as a partner and CFO, in addition to his responsibilities as Branch Manager for St. Louis and Peoria.
John Weaver, a Woolf employee, invited Craig Steagall to join him in purchasing Woolf in March of 1984. During the following 10 years, with the assistance of some very dedicated employees, Woolf grew out of the original Libertyville warehouse and expanded into operations on the North side of Chicago, in Mundelein, and the south side of Chicago in Joliet. From the 2 million in sales in 1984, the company embarked upon a dramatic sales growth and territory expansion. The Peoria Branch was opened in 1989 and the St. Louis operation followed in 1994.