Wabash Lumber Stores

in Wabash, IN

27
Lumber Stores are
in Wabash

3
Lumber Stores in Wabash
are top rated

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SKIP L.
"I asked the telephone rep specifically if this work was being performed by Home Depot or was being contracted out. The rep assured me that it was done by Home Depot. On that basis," I made an appointment. The confirmation, however, indicated that the services were being provided not by Home Depot, but were marketed through Home Depot with the work performed by a company called US Remodelers. (Note the spelling).. That I had been given misleading information was concern enough for me to cancel the appointment. Out of curiosity I did a Google
and found no such company listed in this area. Using the phone number on the confirmation I learned that the number belongs to
(different spelling) in New
, which is not BBB accredited. BBB reports one complaint that is closed because BBB was "unable to locate business.". The reason is that while their phone number is listed under the misspelling, the website uses the correct spelling. That fact, the different spellings of the business name (!), and the lack of any local reviews confirmed that my cancellation was the right decision --and that I had wasted a good half hour. While the local installers may be competent, I suggest that anyone considering this service look more extensively than I did for reviews of the company, their products, and their performance record before considering dealing with them. http://www.bbb.org/dallas/business-reviews/construction-and-remodeling-services/
-in-pennsauken-nj-90127381/complaints
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mary B.
"My son-in-law installed the gate for me. Then he stained it to protect the wood. It looks great. I always wanted a gate on the North side of my house and now I have one.
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Robert F.
" Buyer Beware. Do not purchase
roofing products.
WILL NOT honor their warranty. Below is a letter detailing my warranty claim." To date, I have not received a response from the company. I am writing to you under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 93A, Section 9, the Consumer Protection Act. I am writing to request relief as outlined in that statute. On or about 10/17/10, the following unfair or deceptive act(s) or practice(s) occurred: On 10/17/13, we hired a roofing contractor to install a
asphalt shingle roof on our home. After 2 1/2 years the roof has failed. The adhesive strip on the shingles did not seal properly causing numerous shingles to lift and blow off the house. Since so many shingles are now lifting off the roof, the entire roof has been compromised. Since your product has a 30 year guarantee, we submitted a warranty claim. As recommended by
, we hired a second Massachusetts licensed contractor to inspect the roof. He determined the roof was installed properly. Unfortunately my claim was denied by
Corporation. Since
refuses to honor their warranty we intend to pursue this issue in Massachusetts small claims court for the sum of $6,400.00, the cost of the original installation, plus 163.30 in court fees. Under the provisions of Section 9 Chapter 93A, I am providing you with the opportunity to make a written offer of settlement of this claim by repairing/replacing the roof or refunding us the total cost of installation within 30 days. If you fail to make a good faith offer of settlement in response to this request, and I institute legal action, a court may award me double or triple damages, attorney's fees and costs if the court finds in my favor. I may be reached at the address written above, or at (xxx) xxx-xxxx between the hours of 9:00 AM - 3:00PM. I look forward to hearing from you. Buyer Beware.

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Todd said it best.

An itemized list / cost breakdown, more often than not is used against the contractor when it is shared with other builders who will then beat it.

Good contractors use good people, and good people cost more.  Just the cost of having the appropriate insurance / bond can be the difference between winning a job or losing it ot a 'lower bid'.

It is the rule of three; there is Good, Cheap and Fast.  You can have any two:  Good and Cheap, won't be Fast; Good and Fast, won't be Cheap;  Cheap and Fast, won't be Good!

When comparing bids, it isn't the cheapest or the 'nicest' person you should select.   You should understand why there is a large price difference (it shows there are gaps in your design program or what you have asked for specifically, which means there may be arguments later).  If most of the bids are in line, and one is way high or way low,  you want to know why before dismissing or selecting them.

A price-only decision almost always costs more in the long run. 

Good luck!
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There are two sides to this and everyone will have an opinion.  I can tell you that from a contractor's point of view a customer that is up front with me is much easier to work with and the entire experience is much more pleasurable to all parties involved.  If you treat your contractor like there's always something to hide from him expect the same in return.  A good contractor is going to take your budget into consideration and make recommendations based on that budget.  When possible, he's going to estimate the work 10-20% under your target to leave room for the unexpected.  With any remodeling work, there's always the possibility and likelihood that there will be surprises that will have to be added such as mold damage, improper existing framing, etc.  The cushion allows room for the project cost to grow without going over your budget.  If no problems are found and you decide to spend that money some of the final finishes can be upgraded or other projects added.

Another good arguement for disclosing your budget to your contractor is to save you both some time and aggrevation.  You may have a $10,000 budget and want $30,000 worth of work.  Wouldn't you like to know your desires aren't possible before you get your hopes up or spend money on design fees for plans you can't afford?  Likewise, the contractor doesn't want to put in the hours of calculating the estimate only to find out it was all for nothing or that he has to refigure for a much lower cost after pricing what you specified.

Be fair and honest with your contractor if you expect the same respect in return.  You'll get a lot more out of it with the right contractor.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
San Antonio, TX
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Herlonginc's answer stated that it is not the contractor's job to pay for materials and labor to do the job. I say baloney - a reputable, established contractor has the funds (or a business operations line of credit) to "carry" the job between interim or partial payments, each of which should be keyed to completion of distinct easily measured mileposts in the job, and for a homeowner I would say should be in not more than 20% increments for jobs exceeding a week or so. For shorter jobs, then an initial payment, 50% completion, and completion would be normal. His cost of carry funds is part of his cost of doing business, and is figured as part of his overhead.Bear in mind when he is buying materials and paying labor, his materials he typically pays for on a 10-30 day invoice, and his labor typically a week or two after they work, so he is not really "fronting" that much money if you are giving him weekly or biweekly interim payments, on a typical residential job.

If he does not have the funds to buy materials (excepting possibly deposit on special-order or luxury items, which still typically are 10-30 day invoiceable to him) and hire personnel then he is a fly-by-night operation, and he should not be bidding that size job. You should never (other than MAYBE an earnest deposit of not more than the LESSER of 10% or $5000) let the payments get ahead of the approved/inspected work progress - typically payment should be 10-20% BEHIND the progress, with at least 10% retained at the effective end of work until final inspections and completion of the final "punchlist".

That promotes rapid continuation of the work, discourages the all-too common nightmare of contractors taking on more work than they can handle so they leave your job for weeks or months to go work on someone else's job (frequently to start that someone else's new job so he can get the job), and does not leave you out a tremendous amount of cash if he does not finish and you have to hire another contractor to finish the job. Remember, if you have to hire a new contractor to finish the job, he will charge you a lot more than the original bid to finish someone else's unfinished mess.

This may seem cynical, but having started in the construction business about 50 years ago and seeing the shenanigans that a lot of contractors pull you cannot be too safe. You have to remember contractors are like any other people - I would say maybe 10% are outright crooks, another 25% or so will pull a fast one or overcharge if the opportunity presents itself, maybe 30% will do the work but not any better than they are forced to, about 25% are good conscientious reputable workmen, and the last 10% or so are really spectacular - conscientious, fair, and efficient craftsmen. This top 35% are the only ones you should have bidding in the first place. Therefore, only get bids from long-term reputable firms (so you shake out the marginal short-timers with less experience and also generally less ability to finish the job on budget and schedule), only those that have good RECENT references, and preferably with excellent word-of-mouth recommendation from people you know and trust. That way, you are starting right off with the cream of the crop, so hopefully whichever one bids low should be a good choice.

NEVER start with bids, then check the references of the low bidder - why even consider a vendor or contractor who you do not have faith in from the start ? Get references and short-list you possibles BEFORE you ask for bids.

Low bids - that is another matter - commonly the low bidder is NOT who you want, especially if he is significantly lower than several others, which might mean he is desperate for work, made a math error, or did not correctly figure the entire scope of work. You want a reasonable bid with someone you connect with and trust - that is worth a lot more in the success of the job than the absolute lowest bid.

 

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You should always get a set of print and pull a permit when remodeling you home. It is a good thing that you want to be involved in your project. I do have some reservation about the electrical work. There is a lot at risk with doing the work yourself. If the house burns down you will never get the insurance money, unless your a certified electrician. Now of days 90% of home fires are blamed on electrical problems because the insurance company is to lazy and cheap to investigate the true problem. Also find out if the city you live in will allow you to perform the work. Make sure you coordinate your subs to have the proper time and space to perform their job. You don't want people working on top of each other. If you order all you materials make sure everything is there before you start your project. Have your subs check for proper and full items to be installed. Make sure every sub has a working set of prints. Make sure you have all the demo done before your subs show up to work. Schedule your plumber first, do any final framing or electrical work while you wait for inspection. Electrical inspection next followed by framing, insulation, and wallboard. All subs must get a final inspection on the job before you (the GC) can call in your final inspection.
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The answer depends on your contract.  If you do not have a written contract, you need to begin documenting everything.  Begin by using a calendar and marking the days the contractor started, worked, you had to speak to him/her about the work, etc.

Next photograph the work you feel is sub-par.  If work has been corrected, photograph it now to have a record of its condition.  If you have any "original" or "before work began" pictures get those together, too.

If you do have written contract, see what it says about warranties, complaints, failure to finish / comply, etc.  Holding the money may end up with the contractor taking YOU to court for the funds - you cannot just hold the money.  You need to document in writing what is wrong, what you expect to happen (be specific) and when it should happen by.  A good contract will explain if and how money can be held, how the arbitration or complaint is filed, etc.

You should also invite another contractor to come in and bid the work to finish the job.  They can confirm the quality of the work and give you a price to fix / finish the job.  This gives you justification for holding the funds and an option to finish the job.

If the contractor is not willing to fix the work or listen to direction, do not allow them back in the house.  A judge will ask you why you let them continue to do work if you found it unacceptable.  Take back the key or access to the building - you can also attempt holding any materials or tools as collateral if the cost of repair is higher than the amount owed.  Again, document what you are holding, its estimated value (google or ebay search), etc.

Finally, in writing you should fire the contractor and state the exact reason(s).  Document everything; if it is done in person after they leave make notes of what was said, agreed upon and disputed.  If you are satisfied that what you have paid is fair compensation for the work done, make sure this is noted in the letter firing the contractor.  If you feel money is owed, you will need to file a small claim in your local court.  Include the documentation you made, notes, letters, etc. when you file your claim so the judge will have a copy of everything.  Don't forget to contact the BBB.

Do not wait for the court date; go ahead and hire the other contractor and have the work completed.  Bring this invoice to court with you (file it before the court date if you can).  Bring photos of the finished work (again, file it with the court before the date if possible).  You must show what good quality work looks like vs the poor quality work.

Otherwise it will be a your word against the contractor and you will most likely lose, (the contract is a promise to pay for work) or even if you "win" you will most likely split the difference between the argued amount of money.  Also be prepared for the contractor to file a small court claim against you.  Same process as above, except now you will respond to the summons with a copy of your stuff to defend your reason for holding funds instead of asking for money back.

Good luck!
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Yes, you can ask for these items.  Second Century Homes answered your question well - most contractors do not do a break down to prevent haggling on items that shouldn't be part of the discussion.  People sometimes forget to allow the builder to make money. . .  Builders also want the entire job, not the nickle and dime menu selected items - you may find the contractor says "Thanks, but no thanks" if you ask them to remove portions of the work.

The real question is why do you need this break down?  If you are thinking you will do the demo yourself to save money, you can certainly tell your contractor this - but I would be willing to bet once you buy or rent the tools, haul the trash to the correct disposal dump (many trash dumps will not take home building materials anymore) and clean up / prep for the new work - you will have spent more and delayed the project more than just letting the professionals do it. Plus, do not be surprised when they still have to do additional demo work that you didn't know would be needed to complete the job, etc.

Also keep in mind that cutting portions of the work out of the job to do later is not a money saving move.  You will find that the cost for the individual items go up when done seperately - the contractor has to come back multiple times, has to set the equipment back up, possibly pull seperate permits, schedule the work crew / subs, etc.

If you are asking for the break down to compare bids, then again, tell the contractors what numbers you want to see.  If you are doing it because you feel the total price is too high, have a discussion with your contractor; they may be able to suggest ways to save costs, etc.  Ultimately if you know the materail costs, and have the total figure, you can do a pretty good estimate of the percentage for labor and profit in the job.

It is your project and your contract, so you can ask for anything you want on the quote - just be clear on why you want the information so the contractor can work with you.

Good luck!

Home Improvement Store reviews in Wabash

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The representative Cleair
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was very professional and helpful throughout the entire process. He was very knowledgeable about the product and worked to help us easily attain the loan needed to pay for the work. The services were performed quickly and perfectly while we were at work. We are very pleased all around with the work and the way company tirelessly worked with us on every aspect. I would highly recommend them to all of my friends.
- robert C.
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I went to
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early in
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to order some carpet,
(because it is the only supplier in the area). After waiting nearly 45 minutes
for a rep to assist me at the carpet counter, I got my quote scheduled for
someone to come out and measure. You would think that something as
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as
coming on the right day for the measurement would be an easy task, but they
showed up on the wrong day when I was at work, so therefore they were unable to
get in the house. Delaying the measurement until another day when we could
reschedule. We finally settled on a day when I could get them in the house
(that we were not yet living in at the time) to measure, and I told them to
call me when they got there so I could be sure that they got the correct rooms
measured. Of course they did not, and I received a quote for $500 dollars over
what they had initially estimated. I reviewed the measure, and found that they
had added on an additional room DOWNSTAIRS, when I specifically told them that
it was only the upstairs that I wanted carpeted. Normally, I would be shocked
by the quote, but after seeing how shady
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is with the quotes and
estimates, I kind of expected it. After straightening things out, we finally
ordered the carpet and they told me it would be a few weeks until the carpet
arrived. They then send you off to some company called Home Solutions that
takes care of the install. You have a better
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of getting hit with
lightning than you do getting a hold of these people on the phone. 6 WEEKS
LATER, they call and tell me that the carpet had arrived and we were ready to
set up an install date. We decide on a date and then they told me they would
call the day before to specify an exact time. After calling them and leaving
several voice mails the day before to try and figure out when these yahoos were
coming, it climaxed with 0 success...leaving me to wonder if they were actually
going to come or not. The next day, which I had requested off from work, (Day
of Supposed Install), I call several more times in the morning to try and
figure out when these mystery men were coming to
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my carpet. NO ANSWER ALL
DAY LONG. They finally call the next day to apologize on their techs calling
in, and we proceed to set up another install date. At this point, I would've
gladly taken my service elsewhere, but we live in a remote mountain area with
good ole'
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being our only option. Anyways, we set up another install
day, which I can't make, but my
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wife who had just had a baby was able to
get off work in order to be there. Two days of missed work out of our budget to
try and accommodate these people to
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our darn carpet that we paid plenty of
money for. Well wouldn't you know it, the same issue of not being able to get
ahold of anybody to figure out when the h*** they were coming to our house. Day
of rescheduled install, we finally get a call from one of the techs saying they
wouldn't be there until the afternoon now. Perfect. Wife has an appointment for
our infant son to get to, so I leave work early to get to the house to let them
in. More money gone. The installers work until late that night, and you think
at this point, with the steam coming out of my ears from this whole ordeal that
they would be sure to clean up well. They left all of their scraps and the
giant leftover pad that I now have to take to the dump and spend more money on.
WOW
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, I hope you're proud of your customer service and glad to know
that I will never be coming back to you stores anywhere in the country as for
the rest of my friends and family. I will deliberately drive 50 miles out of my
way just to make it to another store where they will actually appreciate us as
customers.
Here's the best part...after finally getting ahold of someone from the store to talk about
a reimbursement for everything that has gone on, they said that a manager would call
me back to talk about some options. And guess what? Yup. NOTHING. Classic
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For anybody out there trying to decide if Home
Depot is the right place for you for your install, say NO, just like you'd say
no to drugs. Run away as fast as you can. I am not the only one with this same
heart break; I have had friends and family from other store locations with the
same problems. Hope this helps!!!
And
- Rob T.
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My oil company had recommended
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for this type of service. This was my first experience with a homeowner's insurance claim. I called their office and the next day received call back.
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, the Project Manager, came to my house and did the initial inspection. I also had my insurance adjuster there at the same time. He and
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exchanged information and continued contact.
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was very professional and courteous. I had many questions and he took the time to explain in detail the process about to enfold. His crew from Water-Out was excellent. They were very meticulous, polite and professional during the whole process. They worked around the scheduling of removing and replacing the hot water tank. Couldn't ask for better workers for this first-time experience.
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kept me informed every step of the way and that was very much appreciated. I was impressed by his calls to make sure everything in the house was ok. He is a testament of what a Project Manager should be. I would highly recommend
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for anyone needing this type of service.
- Judy L.
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8/16/2014 - scheduled measurements - no one was at the desk or responded to the call button. Flagged down a manager and it took him over 10 minutes to get an associate to help
8/26 - man came to measure rooms, told us we could order carpet next day
8/27 - tried to order carpet - store said they could not order it yet, the measurements were not worked up yet
8/29 - tried to order carpet - store was dis-organized and made several phone calls to find out if we could order it yet. The answer was yes. It took over an hour to order the carpet. We were told it would be in around 9/5.
9/6 - stopped in to see if carpet had arrived. Was told it would not be there until 9/15.
9/11 - received the call the carpet was in. Scheduled install
9/16 - Installer arrived at 9am. He did a good job, but was there until 7pm. 10 hours to install carpet in 3 bedrooms. I thought it was quite excessive.


- Susan W.
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I want to support local businesses and know that managing one can be very difficult, so I don't want to say anything too mean. Nor do I think my experience is one that happens with all their customers... But they advertise materials to do kitchen re-designs, so I went in there on a Saturday morning to inquire about their offerings. I stood around for a half-hour with no help or assistance. Eventually I received help, but the representative seemed very rushed and dis-interested in my question. I think they tend to deal more with contractors than homeowners, but if they advertise retail I would suggest they present more of a retail experience. I wish them no ill will, but I will likely need to take my business and project elsewhere.
- Maura F.
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I have dealt with
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in
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, GA for many years and have always been pleased with everything.
In February of 2014 I purchased a new riding lawn mower from them, which came with a two-year warranty. It worked great for a couple of times and then began to give problems to the point I could not get it cranked to use it. This was the first of many trips to the shop for things like bad battery, bad ignition switch, bad spark plug, weak choke spring and other things.
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came, picked up the mower at my house each time and repaired the problem promptly.
As I used the mower, it began to cut in a crooked fashion, scalping the right side of the cutting path to the point of digging in the dirt but leaving the left half of the cutting path uncut. It went back to the shop a total of three times, each time having no success. Finally in September I asked to have the mower replaced under the warranty. During what time was required to do this,
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loaned me another mower to keep up my yard.
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replaced it as soon as possible with a new mower off his display floor, prepped it and brought it to my house and picked up the loaner (he already had the bad mower). The new mower is working fine.
I highly recommend
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for any purchase of lawn mowers, lawn tractors as well as any service. They provide quick, efficient and professional service, reasonable pricing and they are not afraid to tackle problems associated with a "lemon". They are a great place to do business.
- Thomas H M.
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The staff was extremely helpful, and took the time to educate me on the product and on how apply it. They let me review sample chip to get an idea of what the finish would look like, taking the guess work out of the finish selection process. They placed the order directly with the manufacturer, so I could count on all of the details being correct. They also made recommendations on supplementary products, and what product would not be necessary for completing the job.
- Kevin H.

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ALUMINUM SUPPLY CO INC

14359 MEYERS RD

Appliance Zone

PO Box 55
Corydon

BENSON & SON PLUMBING HTG

1540 BRANCH ST
Wabash

Big Boy's Construction Inc

701 S Nay Rd
Greenwood

BROWNSTOWN ELECTRIC SUPPLY

111 OLIVE ST
Wabash

BUILDERS MART OF WABASH INC

2061 S WABASH ST
Wabash

CARTER LUMBER

2671 E CORRIDOR DRIVE
Warsaw

Carter Lumber

0830A US Highway 6
Corunna

CARTER LUMBER

3783 CHESTER BLVD.
Richmond

Daviess County Metal Sales

9929 E Us Highway 50
Cannelburg

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis

GARDNER PLUMBING

PO BOX 6273
Kokomo

HD Construction

584 S Washington St
Dale

Lee Supply Corp

6610 Guion Rd
Indianapolis

Mainstream Works

490 S. County Road 660 W
North Vernon

MIDWEST MODULAR HOMES INC

633 S WABASH ST
Wabash

MORSCHES BUILDERS SUPPLY

2061 S WABASH ST
Wabash

RepairClinic.com Inc

48600 Michigan Ave

Runyon Equipment Rental

410 W. Carmel Drive
Carmel

Rural King

2947 S Washington
Kokomo

T & T RENT-ALL

2111 E STATE ROAD 14
Rochester

True Home Value Home Center

5611 Fern Valley Rd

WABASH TRUE VALUE HARDWARE

1351 N CASS ST
Wabash

WILKINSON LUMBER CO INC-WABASH

96 N HUNTINGTON ST
Wabash

YARNELLE LUMBER & HARDWARE CO

295 W CANAL ST
Wabash

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