Hendrick Eikenhout opened his roofing supply company in Grand Rapids, MI in 1894 and we are still headquartered at the same location 125 years later.
H Eikenhout and Sons was a family-run business for over 50 years, until they sold the company to Walter Kok and Pete Albers, two long-term employees.
In 1959 Henry Schierbeek was hired as an Office Clerk and worked for Walter and Pete until 1971 when he and a small group of investors purchased Eikenhout.
In 1992 ownership was expanded to Dick Sonneveldt, Greg Schierbeek, and Mike Chase and in 2002 Erik Brooks was added to the roster. All had been long-time employees and the tradition of owners being involved in the daily operation continues to this day.
Over the years, Eikenhout has grown from being a small roofing supplier in Grand Rapids to a distributor of building products with 9 locations across Michigan.
At Eikenhout, you are not just a customer, but a valued business partner. Our relationships and friendships with our customers and suppliers are at the core of what has made Eikenhout, and our customers, successful for 125 years.